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Germantown: Overview


Learn all about the Real Estate Market by top Germantown, MD Realtor, Doug Kenny of Remax Pros. If you are a buyer and want to learn about Germantown and specifically 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 Germantown, I’d welcome the chance to show how we get the job done.


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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

If you are looking to buy a house or other Germantown MD Real Estate or moving into the area you will find plenty Renovated Home with new kitchen, baths and deckof residential options.

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 Germantown 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 Germantown 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 Germantown Hospital

Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center

Medstar Montgomery Medical Center

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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:

Many parents also use these sites for school quality research:


Number of students: 159,242 (2016–2017)
Founded: 1860
Superintendent: Dr. Jack R. Smith
Headquarters: Rockville, MD



Ranking Chart of Germantown 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

Milestone Center

Regal Germantown Stadium 14

Blackrock Center for the Arts

Butler’s Orchard

Soccer Complex

Seneca Creek State Park

Black Hill Regional Park

Montgomery College


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Germantown Maryland Realtor

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  Germantown MD Real Estate needs.

  • Doug Kenny~Realtor Germantown, MD
  • Remax Pros
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    Germantown, MD 20874
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