5405 Wehawken Rd bethesda, MD, 20816View Listing
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Montgomery County is centered around Rockville - both its largest city and the county seat. Highway 270 bisects the county and provides direct access to some of the larger nearby cities including Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
The communities of Montgomery County also enjoy great access to several major airports, including Dulles, Reagan Nation and BWI.
Montgomery County is Maryland’s most affluent county and is currently ranked 10th for the highest median household income in the U.S.
Montgomery County is located just north of the Washington DC metro area.
The available properties on the Montgomery County real estate market are as varied as the beautiful county’s beautiful landscape. Some of the most expensive properties in the nation can be found in the suburban communities closest to Washington DC. Communities like Bethesda contain some of the most exclusive zip codes anywhere. The homes found here are supremely luxurious and reside on ample lots.
As you move away from the nation’s capital, home buyers will find a greater selection of more affordable properties. These homes can be found in highly attractive small towns and rural communities. Between each one of these communities are larger swathes of open land, ripe for development. Here home buyers will find acreage properties and farms of varying size.
Montgomery County offers over 410 beautiful parks, hundreds of miles of trails, and hosts the largest annual agricultural fair in the state. The county’s more popular parks include:
The county also hosts 15 unique festivals every year including the Maple Sugar Festival, Stomp Wine Festival, and two Jazz Festivals. It’s not surprising that the county attracts 7 million tourists every year.
The county has plenty of high-end boutiques for shopping enthusiasts and no shortage of arts and entertainment venues. As one of the most affluent counties across the US, there is plenty of high-end shopping available. These types of retailers can mostly be found in the larger cities closer to the nation’s capital, such as Bethesda.
Montgomery County was named for Revolutionary War Major General Richard Montgomery. It was founded back in 1777 although settlers had been in the region since closer to the beginning of the century.
Notably, the infamous Captain John Smith of Jamestown is rumored to be among the first Europeans to step foot in the area. This likely occurred during one of his many mapping expeditions in the early 17th century.
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Listing information last updated on July 29th, 2021 at 2:48pm EDT.