Upper Montgomery County
These are the main areas of Upper Montgomery County
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Montgomery County in General
Montgomery County is Maryland’s fourth most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. Residents here enjoy a high standard of living, and the county is often cited as one of the wealthiest in the nation.
Today, 23 towns and villages comprise prestigious, fast-growing Montgomery County. The northern part of the county features rolling hills and open farmland, while the southern and eastern portion has a more metropolitan flavor.
Montgomery County, Maryland wraps around Washington D.C. northwest to northeast. Because of its close proximity to the nation’s capital, it is one of the most sought-after and popular counties as a place to call “home”.
If you look at the map of the Washington, DC area, and the famous I-495 Beltway surrounding the District of Columbia, and picture it in your mind as if it were the face on a clock…..Montgomery County, Maryland borders DC from “9:o’clock to 1 o’clock ”. The Potomac River serves as western border to the State of Virginia.
The towns of Potomac, Chevy Chase, Bethesda and Silver Spring border Washington from west to east, respectively. These towns, because of their locations, are the more pricey and affluent in the County, and many of the top government and business leader, members of the press, and entertainers live here.
The general rule for the expected price of housing in Montgomery County? The closer to Washington, the more expensive a home would be. Of course, there are exceptions and all the towns and zip codes of the County are diverse. Single-family detached (SFD) homes can go from $120,000. to over $3 Million.
You could drive from the Montgomery County/DC line through the deepest part of the county in less than 40 minutes non-rush hour, thanks to the state of the art I-270 highway, a twelve lane (at times) super road. This amazing route has been a boon for the growth of towns such as Gaithersburg and Rockville (the County Seat), but especially recently, Germantown, the home of the US Department of Energy. It has made it possible for one to live in Frederick City/County, and commute into Washington, D.C. on a daily basis.
Numerous corporations have moved into the County and I-270 has been called the “Hi-tech Corridor”. What was once considered a suburb, or a bedroom community, is now the self-sufficient, thriving heart of the County.
The famous Capital Beltway, I-495, wraps around Washington D.C. and encompasses Maryland and Virginia. Route 95, also part of the Beltway, is the major route connecting Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.
METRO rail can take you from the Bethesda Naval Hospital to downtown near the White House in 20 minutes. To the new MCI Center, in Washington’s Chinatown, home of the Washington Wizards NBA team and Washington Capitals NLH team from the end of the Red Line in Rockville, (Shady Grove) is only 35-40 minutes.
MARC TRAIN rail is available for daily commuters into the Washington, D.C. Union Station from the outmost reaches of the County.