Welcome to Gaithersburg
Convenient and bustling, with something for everyone
Almost perfectly halfway between Washington, DC, and Baltimore, the community of Gaithersburg is an upbeat, diverse suburban neighborhood with an abundance of shopping, dining, outdoor recreation, and vibrant events for both locals and visitors alike. Homes in the greater Gaithersburg area range from stately, neoclassical brick homes to uniform townhouses situated along tree-lined streets. With some of the highest-rated schools around and many convenient amenities for working professionals, Gaithersburg has become one of the most-loved communities in the state of Maryland. Recently, Gaithersburg has undergone significant expansion and is now one of the major technology hubs of the greater DC area.
What to Love
- Rich with entertainment and leisurely activities for all ages
- Delightful architectural texture with various housing styles available
- A hub of technological advancement and career opportunities
- The perfect blend of old-fashion charm and new-age amenities
Gaithersburg is a close-knit community, with amazing schools and a high number of amenities and other conveniences. Days out of the office are spent at one of the area’s many local parks, or strolling through Downtown Crown. Brick-clad buildings constructed in modern style tower over lively streets host modern offices, locally-owned restaurants, and larger, national shops like Lululemon and Sephora. Restaurants in the neighborhood serve updated classics like taco bowls, upscale bar food, steak, seafood, and weekend brunch.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Recent developments and expansion in Gaithersburg have provided locals with dozens of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Some establishments are larger national brands, while others are adored, locally owned establishments led by their neighbors. With so many options and ways to entertain, even your toughest houseguest will find something they love.
One popular favorite can be found at First Watch Restaurant. Specializing in breakfast, brunch, and lunch, some of their top sellers include avocado toast, eggs Benedict, and lemon ricotta pancakes. More special occasions can be celebrated with Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers. For over 60 years, Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers has been the go-to for events of all sizes. Their expansive facilities consist of five different event spaces with sports courts, a mini-golf course, a playground, and a horseshoe pit. A great way to celebrate the end of a long work week would be at Dogfish Head Alehouse. This well-known beer brand sells their all-time favorite and seasonal brews in ice-cold pints, or within a flight, alongside American pub bites.
Gaithersburg is home to a number of bustling shopping centers, such as the Rio Lakefront. This waterfront shopping center is lined with trees along brick-paved streets, and a variety of entertainment options. One favorite attraction is the AMC Dine-In Cinemas. Different from your typical movie-going experience, a full menu and bar are delivered right to your reclining, leather seats.
Things To Do
Gaithersburg residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to deciding how to spend their free time. A perfect location has placed the community of Gaithersburg between two major metropolitan areas, and among the greenery of the scenic Potomac River. Gaithersburg is home to a number of community parks and fields, with Bohrer Park being one of the most popular. Named after a former mayor, Bohrer Park is home to picnic tables, walking paths, and a mini-golf course. The park also features a performing arts calendar for concerts, theater performances, and film screenings. Other special events in town include the Winter Lights Festival, Oktoberfest, and their Red, White, and Blue Weekend.
Gaithersburg is home to high-performing schools, especially elementary schools. Some of these are:
- DuFief Elementary School, prekindergarten-5th grade; DuFief is a Leader in Me school, with programs to help students deal with burnout and overwhelm which young people have experienced in increasing amounts over recent years
- Jones Lane Elementary School, prekindergarten-5th grade; JLES boasts a very low 13:1 student-teacher ratio
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