Bordering the Potomac River, the city of Rockville and Bethesda, Potomac is a DC suburb located in the southwestern hemisphere of Montgomery County. Potomac is a true suburban oasis, characterized by gorgeous open space, rolling hills, and winding roads. It’s a quiet town with its’ hub being Potomac Village located on the corner of River and Falls Road where you will find gourmet stores and restaurants like The Market at River Falls, Vie de France, Starbucks, and more. The homes tend to range from large sprawling ranch-styled homes to immense and grand colonial-styled mansions.
Additionally, there are newer sections like Park Potomac located off of I-270 near the intersections of Seven Locks and Montrose Road. Park Potomac offers high-end townhomes and condominiums as well as quality retail shopping, restaurants, and office space.
Because Potomac allows for ample space between each home, it is ideal for residents who value privacy. In fact, it’s home to many professional athletes, high-profile individuals, and known politicians. Potomac is also great for those who are looking for a lot of land to build their dream home.
While Potomac in itself is more on the quiet side, it’s a short drive to Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, RIO center in Gaithersburg, downtown Bethesda, and Westfield Montgomery Mall.
For those who like spending time outdoors, it’s located right off Great Falls, where you can enjoy hikes such as The Billy Goat trail. It’s also home to multiple golf courses, swimming pools, and tennis clubs.
Due to limited public transportation options, residents definitely need a car to get around but don’t worry, most homes in this suburb come with long driveways and 2 car garages. Just a 30-minute drive to the city, Potomac has easy access to i-495, Clara Barton Parkway, and River road, meaning its residents don’t have to sacrifice convenience to live in their palatial paradise.
Things to do in Potomac
Entertainment and Dining in Potomac
Restaurants and More
- Dog Haus Biergarten
- Taco Bar El Guero
- Brews and Barrels
- Sin and Grin
- The Grilled Oyster Company
- Gregorio’s Trattoria
- MoCO’s Founding Farmers
- Hunter’s Bar and Grill
- Old Anglers Inn
- Normandie Farm
- Sugo Osteria & Pizzaria
- O’donnell’s Market
- Lock 72
- Vie De France
- Altman’s Delicatessen
- Gringos &. Mariachis
- Brooklyn’s Deli
- Lahinch Tavern and Grill
The area offers a unique experience ranging from beautiful golf courses and country clubs to vibrant community centers and pubs. Whether your looking to enjoy a fresh bite to eat with award winning cocktails at MoCo’s Founding Farmers or take a relaxing walk through the gorgeous landscapes at Billy Goat Trail, Potomac has it all.
Check out some of the top attractions the area has to offer!
- Glenstone Museum
- Westfield Montgomery
- Olmsted Island
- Great Falls
- Falls Road Golf Course
- O’Donnell’s Market
- Rocklands Farm Winery
- Terrapin Adventures
- River Riders
- Top of the Town
The weather in Potomac is known to be hot and humid in the summer season and mild to chilly in the winter season. Potomac has an average temperature of 61 degrees throughout the year, and typically is 78 degrees in the summer and 51 degrees in the winter. The area also receives about 40 inches of rainfall per year.
Schools in Potomac
Montgomery School District
Potomac 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.
- TO SEE ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CLICK HERE
- TO SEE ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLS CLICK HERE
- TO SEE ALL HIGH SCHOOLS CLICK HERE
Hotels in and around Potomac
- Best Western Plus Rockville Hotel and Suites
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Rockville
- EVEN Hotel Rockville
- Cambria Hotel Rockville
- Hilton Washington DC / Rockville Meeting Center
- Sheraton Rockville Hotel
- Courtyard by Marriott Rockville
- Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
- Bethesda Marriott Suites
- Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North
- Bethesda Marriott
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