Kentlands has been designed based on the New Urbanism concept, a community that was built from scratch a walkable, mixed-use city neighborhood or new town in order to provide an attractive alternative to the spread out, automobile-centric, subdivisions common to post-World War II American suburbia. Some buildings contain original Kentlands farm, many varieties of residences, a “downtown” commercial district, open space including protected natural areas and pocket parks, and civic uses including schools, a church, clubhouse, pool, tennis and basketball courts, catering facility, and an arts center. Kentlands is divided into several districts, including “Old Farm”, built around the historic mansion and the Kentlands Village Square; “Gatehouse”, named after the farm’s entry gatehouse, which has been reconstructed; the “Hill Districts”; the “Lakes Districts”; “Kentlands Bluff”; “Midtown/Main Street”; “Market Square”; and “Kentlands Square”.
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The City believes in making a difference in the lives of youth by providing opportunities for them to experience a variety of safe, positive recreational and educational activities. Our programs also promote a spirit of fun and personal growth, health and fitness, achievement in school, character and social development, and community involvement. The ASP is a series of free recreation programs that operate from September through May for youth in grades 1 – 5. The programs are held directly after school and activities include arts and crafts, indoor recreation and outdoor supervised play.With programs for preschoolers, youth, teens, and adults, you’ll discover an array of fitness, dance, sports, aquatics, and special interest offerings. www.greatschools.org or www.education.com.
Market Square, Kentlands Square, and the Boulevard Shops are commercial districts with grocery stores, banks, boutiques, offices, stores, dozens of restaurants, and a 10-screen cinema cafe. Main Street is a mixed-use area with distinctive “live-work” buildings with retail and office uses on the lower floors and residential uses on the upper floors. City planners, public officials, business owners, and neighborhood residents recently worked with urban designers from the HOK global architecture firm at the Kentlands Commercial District Charrette, in which a plan was developed for an intensified mixed-use and transit-oriented Downtown Kentlands. The proposals developed in the charrette are now winding their way through the City of Gaithersburg’s master planning process.
Gaithersburg is home to more than twenty exciting permanent public art works that transform our city streets, housing complexes and public parks into places of meaning and community engagement.Throughout the year, the Arts Barn’s performing arts program presents plays, musicals, theater for young audiences, one-act plays, and magic shows.
Parks and Recreation
The town has a system of artificial lakes that snakes through the community. There are jogging trails that run through the parks and various districts of the neighborhood, and the community’s commercial areas and the facilities operated by the Assembly, which include swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, performance spaces, and a large clubhouse, are all within walking distance. The winding street layout is based on a grid pattern, varied as necessary by the requirements of Kentlands topography. Multiple open green spaces and pocket parks have been developed where land was available between the districts or in odd spaces near buildings and dwellings.
Gaithersburg is conveniently located along I-270, which connects I-495 (the Washington Beltway) to the south with I-70 to the north. The City is also bisected by Rt. 355, known as Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, which runs from Washington, DC to just beyond Frederick, Maryland. MD Rt. 200 (toll), the InterCounty Connector, links I-270 to the busy I-95 corridor near Laurel, Maryland. While roadway biking is most common in Gaithersburg, there are several shared paths that allow for bikes to be ridden on sidewalks that are shared with pedestrians.
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