Gaithersburg Community Overview
Nestled between Rockville and Germantown, Gaithersburg is a Montgomery County suburb of the Washington DC metropolitan area, located roughly 25 miles north of the city.
From spacious colonials to townhomes and new condos, Gaithersburg has something for everyone and for every budget. In fact, according to the City of Gaithersburg Planning and Code Administration (January 2020), there are almost as many townhomes as single-family dwellings. This makes Gaithersburg a great option for those looking for lots of living space without committing to the maintenance of a large backyard.
New construction developments such as The Chase at Quince Orchard and the Crown are abundant, allowing homebuyers to customize the home of their dreams.
Originally an agricultural settlement, Gaithersburg has maintained much of its historic charm and vast spaciousness, while adapting to modern needs and providing a range of contemporary local amenities for its residents. A variety of new mixed-use developments, shopping strips, and an easy drive to neighboring suburbs such a Rockville and Bethesda provide convenience for shopping dining, and entertainment, without the hustle and bustle of a city.
Home to many parks and beautiful lush scenery, this suburb is ideal for nature enthusiasts and those who thrive in peaceful, yet active communities. You can expect to find your neighbors enjoying their weekends at dog parks, public community events, and farmers’ markets.
Although there are town centers with shops and dining, the city itself is not very walkable and is best suited for those who like to travel by car. However, easy access to I-270, 355, and 200 makes it easy to get into the city, regional airports, and other parts of the beautiful state of Maryland.
Things To Do in Gaithersburg
Entertainment and Dining in Gaithersburg
Restaurants and More
- Dogfish Head Alehouse
- Coastal Flats
- Mythos Mediterranean Grill
- Fontana Grill
- Bonefish Grill
- Il Pizzico
- Vasili’s Kitchen
- Copper Canyon Grill
- Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe
- Not Your Average Joe’s
- Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
- Il Porto
- Ted Montana Grill
- Botanero Restaurant
- Sardi’s Pollo a la brasa
Worth Checking Out
- Kentlands Main Street & Market Square
- RIO Washingtonian Center
- Downtown Crown
- Lake Forest Mall
- Bohrer Park
- Seneca Creek state park
- Gaithersburg Aquatic Center
- Gaithersburg Community Museum
- Art Barn
Schools in Gaitherburg
Montgomery School District
Gaithersburg 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
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.
Hotels in and around Gaithersburg
- DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North / Gaithersburg
- TownePlace Suites Gaithersburg
- Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Gaithersburg
- Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
- Springhill suites by Marriott Gaithersburg
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