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Living in Potomac, MD

Potomac, Maryland, is a suburban community located about 14 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Unlike many neighborhoods just outside of the Beltway, Potomac does not include an even mixture of residential and commercial properties. Instead, the Potomac neighborhood is devoted to large houses with expansive lawns, making the neighborhood even more quiet and relaxing for its residents, especially those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C.

Golf Course in Potomac, Md.

What to Do in Potomac

People living in Potomac have easy access to some of the area's best outdoor recreation. The Billy Goat Trail at the Great Falls of Maryland is a particularly popular attraction for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. The 4.7-mile hiking trail is divided into three sections, and hikers can learn more about the area's history at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. The visitor center also sells tickets for the Great Falls Canal boat ride which takes visitors down the river on a tugboat pulled by mules on the shore.

Although Potomac, MD, is primarily a residential suburb, there are still many shopping and dining options. Potomac Village Shopping Center is the largest, most popular place for locals to shop and dine out. The shopping center is designed as an outdoor mall with plenty of trees and quaint brick buildings that residents can stroll through. The Potomac neighborhood is also located near Westfield Montgomery Mall, where shoppers can find department and specialty stores.

Shopping in Potomac, Maryland

Housing in Potomac

The homes for sale in Potomac, Maryland are predominantly large single-family homes with at least three bedrooms. Potomac doesn't have many townhomes or condo units to choose from within the neighborhood, but there are a few options for people who prefer them.

Although Potomac has been settled since the early 1700s, most of the area's homes were built in the 1950s. Many of the buildings have architecture that resembles the popular "villa" style or French Chateau feel.

Residential Street in Potomac, Md.

Transportation in Potomac

Investing in Potomac real estate makes it easy to keep life at home separate from workdays in Washington D.C., and other surrounding metropolitan areas. Since Potomac is within 15 miles of larger business hubs such as Washington D.C., and Bethesda, most residents commute to work. Interstates 270 and 495 run along the border of Potomac, Maryland, so commuters can reach Washington, Arlington, and even Alexandria, Virginia, with ease.


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  • With the Billy Goat Trail at the Great Falls of Maryland, fitness and outdoor enthusiasts can go for a hike right in their backyard.
  • Shopping is a popular pastime in this Washington D.C. suburb. The Potomac Village Shopping Center and Westfield Montgomery Mall offer all of the big name stores you know and love plus plenty of independent shops.


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