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Realtors Guide to Germantown Real Estate
Germantown is located in Upper Montgomery County on the I 270 Tech Corridor and just above Gaithersburg. Because of its location along I-270, Germantown is one of the county’s largest communities. It has a large number number of new home, townhome and condo communities along with good schools and commercial centers. It has grown into a modern suburban town with a full range of services and great medical care.
Family entertainment is also abundant with locations like the BlackRock Center for the Arts, the Maryland SoccerPlex and Butler’s Orchard. Movie complexes, shopping and local sports are also well established.
The Federal Government has a presence there with the US Department of Energy and its headquarters for its Office of Biological and Environmental Research. With the 270 tech corridor, the Federal Government and offices for several large contractors residents can find very good jobs without driving to downtown Washington, DC.
Germantown MD Real Estate
Whether you are looking for a detached home, luxury executive property, condo or townhome I am a Germantown MD Realtor that can help you find exactly what you want.
Germantown has become popular with first time home-buyers and young executives. It is less expensive than neighbors closer in to Washington, DC. It is a community where people can stretch their dollar a bit and get a nicer home for less money but not loose out on wanted amenities and services. Of the larger communities, Germantown has the largest percentage of reasonably priced homes, townhomes and condominiums. If you wish luxury housing, there are areas of upscale detached homes and townhomes.
Real Estate agents in Germantown will tell you that this is one of the best locations to get the house you want at a much more reasonable price. Good local employment and its location along major transportation routes puts this area in demand for Montgomery County residents and those moving into the area.
Housing and Population Statistics
The vast majority of homes sold between $200,000 and $400,000. The largest group of homes were in the $300,000 range. Housing prices have generally gone up this year but loosing some of the gains in June. The Median home price was $294,000 in February, up to $324,000 in May and down a bit to $314,000 in June. The majority of homes sold were between 1,000 sf and 1,800 sf above ground. Most of the homes sold were 20 to 20 years old and 20 to 30 years old. 67% of the Germantown population own their home and 33% rent.
The population of the greater Germantown area is 89,000 people. The largest pupulation group in aged between 35 and 54 years old followed by the age group of 25 to 35 years old. These two group make up about 50% of the age groups. The median age is 35 years old. 16% have high school degrees, 27% have a Bachlor Degree and 22% have Post-graduate degrees. The median household income is $84,615.
Economy and Number of Jobs by Category
With Germantown being in a Tech and Bio-Medical Corridor jobs favor better educated applicants both in number of jobs and income. There are well paying blue coller jobs but even they need specialized training often with apprenticships. The balance of jobs are in various service service and construction fields, Unemployment is around 3.5% with a 10 year projection of job creation of 38%.
Germantown Job Distribution By Category
Type Of Job Number of Jobs
- Professional, Scientific and Technical : 9,110
- Health Care and Social Assistance: 6,339
- Public Administration: 4,794
- Retail: 4,560
- Education: 4,035
- Construction: 3,819
- Accommodation and Food: 3,525
- Other: 2,796
- Admin and Waste Management: 2,515
- Manufacturing: 1,819
- Transportation and Warehousing: 1,567
- Finance, Insurance and Real Estate: 3,046
- Information: 1,046
- Wholesale: 869
Climate and Quality of Life Information
- Annual Rainfall: 45 inches
- Annual Snowfall: 19 inches
- Days of Full Sun: 93 days
- Avg Travel Time to Work: 37 minutes
- Water Quality Violations: None
- Superfund Sites: 0
- Jan. Temperature: 20-36 degrees
- July Temperature: 65-85 degrees
- Elevation in Feet : 443
Hospitals and Medical Facilities
Holy Cross Hospital
Germantown, MD Schools
At this writing there are 20 Germantown Montgomery County Public Schools. The school system has 204 schools. It is the largest school district in Maryland and the 17th largest in the United States. Wikipedia at this address has an extensive Montgomery County Schools section. This source is well regarded but not as authoritative as the school system website For more in-depth research on a particular school, use these Montgomery County Public School websites:
- Montgomery County Public School System main website: montgomeryschoolsmd.org
- This county site has tools to find your school by home address: Mcpsmd School Assignmen Tool
- This County site is the Parents Guide For Special Education
Many parents also use these sites for school quality research:
Number of students: 159,242 (2016–2017)
Superintendent: Dr. Jack R. Smith
Headquarters: Rockville, MD
Ranking Chart of Public Schools
Each school name is a link to schools official website. It will give you directions and phone numbers to meet with the principal and academic and other offerings.
School Name & School Website Grade Type Rank
Captain James E. Daly Elementary School PK-5 Public 2
Cedar Grove Elementary School K-5 Public 9
Clopper Mill Elementary School PK-5 Public 3
Dr. Sally K. Ride Elementary School PK-5 Public 4
Fox Chapel Elementary School PK-5 Public 6
Germantown Elementary School PK-5 Public 8
Great Seneca Creek Elementary School PK-5 Public 5
Kingsview Middle School 6-8 Public 9
Lake Seneca Elementary School PK-5 Public 4
Martin Luther King Jr Middle School 6-8 Public 7
Neelsville Middle School 6-8 Public 4
Northwest High School 9-12 Public 8
Roberto W. Clemente Middle School 6-8 Public 7
Ronald A. McNair Elementary School K-5 Public 8
S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School K-5 Public 4
Seneca Valley High School 9-12 Public 7
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School K-5 Public 8
Waters Landing Elementary School K-5 Public 4
William B. Gibbs, Jr PK-5 Public 7
Places of Interest in Germantown, MD
Regal Germantown Stadium 14
Blackrock Center for the Arts
Seneca Creek State Park
Black Hill Regional Park
Germantown Maryland Realtor
If you are a buyer and want to learn about Germantown Real Estate, please contact me as I have been selling here for the last 20 years. A select few Germantown MD real estate agents have a track record of being a top agent year after year. If you are selling your home in I’d welcome the chance to show how we get the job done.
I have been selling and listing homes in and around Germantown Maryland for the last 20 years. Call, email or text me so we can discuss how best to serve your needs.
- Doug Kenny~Realtor Germantown, MD
- Remax Pros
- 12810 Wisteria Drive, Suite 300
Germantown, MD 20874
- 301-351-1187 (Cell)
- 301-916-1400 (Broker)