Germantown Community Overview

Just north of Gaithersburg along the 1-270 corridor, Germantown is a quiet suburb located 30 miles outside of DC. Those who are looking for a peaceful escape but aren’t ready to make the shift to a completely rural lifestyle will love Germantown’s serene, residential feel.

From large single family homes on spacious lots, to mid-sized split levels, and townhome developments, Germantown has an array of choices when it comes to finding a home.

Nature lovers and sports enthusiast can enjoy an abundance of fun nearby activities. The hub of the action takes place at South Germantown Recreation Park. Sitting on 695 acres of land, the park boasts extensive amenities including a driving range, mini golf courses, tennis courts, an indoor swimming center, a splash park, an archery field, a BMX track and an adventure playground.

South Germantown Recreation Park is also home to the locally renown MD Soccerplex, offering a state of the art stadium and professional grade soccer fields. Furthermore, visitors can enjoy the Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse, which consists of 60,000+ sq ft of multi-sport indoor facilities, including basketball and volleyball courts. For those seeking to unwind, the park has a beautiful pond to stroll around, picnic tables to enjoy with friends, and hiking trails for nature walks. 

Things to do in Germantown

Entertainment and Dining in Germantown

Residents can also spend their afternoons exercising at neighborhood parks, picking fruits at Butler’s Orchards, or practicing their swings at TopGolf.

Black Hill Regional Park is another wonderful choice for a day outdoors. With its clean waters and open spaces, the park is a great choice for lovers of kayaking and canoeing, and even offers boat rentals on-site. There are also several playgrounds in the area, as well as shaded pavilions and even a dog park. With all that and more, it’s no wonder this park is ranked number 1 on Yelp for parks in the area.

However, these are far from the only offerings for those looking for outdoor adevtures. Below you’ll find a list of the 10 highest rated parks in Germantown and the surrounding area, as rated by Yelp. Click the links to read more about each one:

  1. Black Hill Regional Park
  2. Seneca Creek State Park
  3. South Germantown Recreational Park
  4. Ridge Road Recreational Park
  5. Little Bennett Regional Park
  6. Lodge At Little Seneca Creek
  7. Constitution Gardens
  8. Cedar Creek Park
  9. Darnestown Park
  10. Damascus Recreational Park

Germantown has its fair share of local restaurants, food chains, and everyday shops, commonly congregated in small shopping centers and strip malls. Just a short drive away, additional dining and entertainment options are also available at Kentlands Market Square and RIO Washingtonian Center in nearby Gaithersburg.

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Schools in Germantown

The most highly rated schools in Germantown

Germantown 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

Primary Schools

  1. Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School
  2. Cedar Grove Elementary School
  3. Ronald A. Mcnair Elementary School
  4. William B. Gibbs Jr
  5. Fox Chapel Elementary School

Secondary Schools

  1. Hallie Wells Middle School
  2. Kingsview Middle School
  3. Roberto W. Clemente Middle School
  4. Northwest High School

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Hotels in and Around Germantown

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