Potomac has a population of about 45,000 living within its 25 square miles, is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of Bethesda and Silver Spring, Maryland as well as Washington, D.C. Potomac gets its name from the famous and beautiful body of water it sits along: the Potomac River, which stretches 383 miles across parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Potomac River has a lot of historical significance, one reason being that George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon sits along it.
The median value of Potomac residents’ homes is $868,600, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which is nearly five times the national figure.
- Condos & Townhomes
- Foreclosures & Shortsales
- Single Family Home 650-900k
- Single Family Home 900-1.2mil
- Single Family Home 1.2-1.5 mil
- Single Family Home 1.5mil+
Potomac public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Potomac.The average school test scores in Potomac are 41% higher than the national average.Potomac is a wonderful place to raise your kids, one of which is the fact that the area’s schools are excellent. Not only is Potomac home to several private schools, including Bullis School, McLean School, and the German School Washington, D.C., but the public schools are also great, such as Winston Churchill High School and Thomas S. Wootton High School, which currently rank as the 69th and 101st best high schools in the country, respectively, according to U.S. News & World Report. Plus, with 97.3 percent of residents with a high school degree or higher and 79.9 percent with a Bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Forbes has named Potomac the fifth most educated place in the country.
Dining and Shopping
Whether you’re looking for a quick bite for lunch or want to treat your special someone to a scrumptious dinner, Park Potomac’s collection of restaurants is a foodie’s dream for you to explore. From specialty items to necessities, the boutique shops at Park Potomac let you take care of your to-do list in no time. With direct access right off I-270 and plenty of parking, it’s a shopping destination that’s quick and easy to get to—and where you can get things done in style.
Spend a day in Potomac, and you’ll feel very fancy. That’s because many of the attractions appeal to those with sophisticated taste. Like something right out of Downtown Abbey, not only does Potomac have an annual lily show, but it also has its very own Lily Society. You can also walk around Glenstone, an institution that displays breathtaking art, architecture, and landscape. There are also a few golf courses in the area to make you really feel like you’re part of the in crowd.
Parks and Recreation
Get active on the baseball field, soccer field, football field and walking path with exercise equipment at Falls Road Local Park in Potomac! Don’t miss the award–winning Hadley’s Playground, a unique and fully accessible playground that allows children of all ages and abilities to play together
Many commuters simply take MacArthur Blvd into town or the George Washington Memorial Highway out to Virginia or Maryland to work. While many DC neighborhoods are difficult for new residents with cars, Palisades and Potomac Heights are more vehicle-friendly. It’s an area that you and your kids will easily settle into, wherever you moved from.
Whether you’re looking for artistic, family friendly, or trendy-chic, there is something in Washington DC for everyone. Let the Potomac be your compass when you start house hunting, as many neighborhoods that border it are safe and attractive. Welcome home, new neighbors.