Darnestown Community Overview

Nestled north of Potomac and West of Gaithersburg and Germantown, this area is most known for its rolling hills and peaceful rural setting with beautiful homes on larger lots.

Approximately 22 miles from DC, Darnestown is nestled north of Potomac and West of Gaithersburg and Germantown. It is most known for its rolling hills and peaceful rural setting with beautiful homes on larger lots.

Quiet and spacious, this community is ideal for those seeking to live in the countryside, while having access to modern amenities. It’s conveniently located close to quality shopping and restaurants at Quince Orchard Marketplace, The Shops at Potomac Valley, and in the nearby Kentlands community in Gaithersburg,

Darnestown is also home to two wineries, Rockland Farm and Windridge, and has many options for those looking to spend time outdoors. Residents can enjoy their weekends playing tennis at the Darnestown Park courts, fishing at the Seneca Creek, or exploring art installations at the modern-meets-pastoral Glenstone.

In terms of real estate, Darnestown offers large single-family homes at slightly lower price points to neighboring communities, making it a great alternative to North Potomac and Gaithersburg.

If you have questions about other things to visit and do in Darnestown simply fill out the form on this page and we will be happy to help you out. If you are looking to sell your home in the Darnestown area try clicking HERE to get a free home estimate.

Thinking about moving to Darnestown? Let me tell you about the 7 reasons why it’s a GREAT place to live! Darnestown, MD is a sleepy and quiet rural town in Montgomery County, MD filled with rolling hills. One of the few places in MoCo that gives you that small-town feel. Darnestown is an absolute hidden gem located in the northwestern section of Montgomery County. In this video we discuss everything going on in Darnestown from Dining 🍽️to Wineries 🍷, to Public Transportation 🚊, to Recreation 🎣 and more! Being a MoCo native all my life, there’s a lot I have learned over the years about the area and much I can share of why Darnestown is such a great place in the DMV area.  Simply watch the video up above


Things to do in Darnestown

Entertainment and Dining in Darnestown

Germantown, Maryland, is located about 48 miles west of the Baltimore Metro area. It is a fabulous community divided into 6 smaller “villages”.  There are tons of things to do here and is filled is also close to Washington, D.C., making it a perfect choice for a  residential area if you are looking for urban accessibility without living in a  big city.

Schools in Darnestown

Montgomery School District

Darnestown is part of the Montgomery School District.  To say this district is HUGE is an understatement.  For this reason, the very best way to confirm where your child will be attending school is to click HERE for the school assignment tool.  There are:

  • 135 Elementary Schools
  • 40 Middle Scholls
  • 25 High Schools
  • 5 Special Schools
  • 1 Alternative Program
  • 2 Early Learning Childhood Centers

Darnestown itself is home to four schools, two of them being private. Because there are no high schools in Darnestown, households may be assigned to schools outside the district. For additional information on the schools, you can visit the district website.https://www.greatschools.org/maryland/darnestown/

Education is always a key factor in any home-buying decision, and you can rest easy knowing that the educational system in the area is top-notch! Served by the Montgomery County Public School District which ranked the second-largest school district in Maryland, the MCPS serves over 160,000 students. The MCPS is overseen by superintendent Dr. Jack R. Smith who was appointed in September of 2015. The district operates 135 elementary schools, 40 middle schools, and 25 high schools.


Let’s Talk Real Estate

Typical home value for a property here will run you about 760,000.00 dollars making it a competitive market for growing families and investors. The area has a %3.3 unemployment rate. This rate is lower than the national average. Darnestown is a very safe place to live with a total of 700 crimes per 10,000 people as well. Employment opportunities include Shady Grove Hospital and over 25 biotech companies in the area.

Darnestown is also home to a fantastic climate with varying seasons. Summers stay in the ’80s and winters can get cold making for some fun snowy adventures. Because of its relativity to the eastern seaboard, there is tons of history as well. Amazing examples of architecture from the 1800s are everywhere. Black Rock Mill, the Senica Aqueduct, and Seneca Creek State Park are must-visits for history buffs.


Kevin Grolig is a life‐long native of Montgomery County, Maryland, and is truly dedicated to providing exceptional, professional, and comprehensive real estate services to his valued clients.  As the principal of The Kevin Grolig Home Team, Kevin in collaboration with his team exhibits a genuine commitment to serving each client with exceptional first‐class service, true advocacy, and full‐service resources that markedly result in each client’s real estate dreams coming true!  In applying his intimate and comprehensive knowledge, he is able to provide his clients with excellent opportunities that currently exist in the Greater Montgomery County real estate market.


  • 800+ Homes Sold career to date
  • 30+ Collective years in real estate
  • 50+ Home Sales per year over last 10 years
  • 99.31% Average Sale price to List price in 2020
  • 29 Average Days on market in 2020
  • 145+ 5 Star Zillow Reviews and counting







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