Montgomery County Real Estate Information

The county of Montgomery can be found in the state of Maryland. This county is located just to the north of Washington DC and to the southwest of Baltimore City. Montgomery County is one of the richest counties in the nation. In 2008, Montgomery ranked as the second richest county in the state of Maryland and eighth richest county in the entire United States. Montgomery is also known for being home to the largest percentage of citizens over the age of 25 years that have obtained a postgraduate degree. Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery and also its largest city. Montgomery County is contained in both the Washington Metropolitan area and the combined Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area. Many of Montgomery County’s residents live in its unincorporated communities, with the most popular of them being Silver Spring, Germantown, and Bethesda. A majority of people who own real estate in Montgomery County are also commuters who work in nearby Washington DC.

Montgomery County covers a total area of 507 square miles. Frederick County borders it on the northwest, Howard County on the northeast, Prince Georges County on the southeast, Washington DC on the south, Loudoun County, Virginia on the west, and Fairfax County, Virginia on the southwest. Within the county of Montgomery can also be found several nationally protected areas. For example, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is part of the national park service. There are also the Clara Barton National Historic Site and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. These nationally protected properties are all maintained by the national park service and are open to visitors.

Montgomery County contains 3 different incorporated cities. These include Gaithersburg (incorporated in 1878), Rockville (incorporated in 1860), and Takoma Park (incorporated in 1890). There are also several towns that have been incorporated into the county of Montgomery. These include the towns of Barnesville (1888), Brookeville (1808), Chevy Chase (1918), Chevy Chase View (1993), Chevy Chase Village (1910), Garrett Park (1898), Glen Echo (1904), Kensington (1894), Laytonsville (1892), Poolesville (1867), Somerset (1906), and Washington Grove (1937). In addition, Montgomery County is home to many unincorporated communities as well. These towns include Ashton-Sandy Spring, Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Brookmont, Burtonsville, Cabin John, Calverton, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Cloverly, Colesville, Damascus, Darnestown, Fairland, Forest Glen, Friendship Village, Germantown, Glenmont, Hillandale, Kemp Mill, Montgomery Village, North Bethesda, Norht Kensington, North Potomac, Olney, Redland, Roassmoor, Silver Spring, South Kensington, Travilah, Wheaton-Glenmont, and White Oak. The other few unincorporated communities in Montgomery County include Beallsville, Boyds, Derwood, Dickerson, and Hyattstown.