Welcome to Rockville
Pleasant, charming, old-fashioned America realized
Less than twenty miles north of Washington, DC the upbeat and vibrant community of Rockville has struck the perfect balance of convenient, suburban life, mixed with the charm and slower pace of small-town life. This blend has afforded Rockville residents a number of conveniences including parks, nature centers, museums, a lively Town Square, and several delicious restaurants. Together, Rockville has become one of America’s leading small cities for work, play, and life.
Hundreds of new homes were built at the turn of the 20th century, and thousands of new residents flocked to the city after a trolley line was built in Rockville and increased the area’s urban accessibility. Today, this charming enclave is still beloved by residents for its proximity to DC, and central developments, like Rockville Town Square, have continued to fuel the growth and popularity of the town, while still maintaining hometown charm.
What to Love
- Easily accessible metropolitan amenities
- A bedroom community with its own distinct charm
- A slower-paced life and wide, open green spaces
Rockville residents spend much of their free time in the great outdoors, in one way or another. Rockville is home to several country clubs and golf courses, offering a variety of amenities and activities to its members. Several parks are available to the greater public as a whole. One favorite option is the Meadowside Nature Center. The nature center offers hands-on history lessons, birdwatching, and eight miles of trails. Playgrounds, picnic areas, and ball fields are also available. Occasional rainy days can be spent at one of their indoor sporting fields or on the ice rink.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Close proximity to such a major American metropolis has brought food, wine, atmosphere, and fun to the people of Rockville. Classic American fare, historic sites, ample shopping, and easy access to the arts have aided in growing the popularity of Rockville.
Clyde’s at Tower Oaks Lodge specializes in old-fashioned American classics, complete with five-star service. Favorites include their locally-sourced pork chops, steaks, and seafood. Their weekend brunch is also popular, serving up fantastic eggs Benedict.
A variety of other well-loved restaurants and shops can be found in Rockville Town Square. Town Square is one of the most vibrant areas throughout DC. Timeless neo-classical architecture stands in perfect unison alongside other modern office buildings which have brought new jobs into town. In the summer, youngsters can play in the open sprinklers, and in the winter, visitors of all ages glide across the ice skating rink.
Other entertainment can be found at The Music Center at Strathmore. Live musical performances in both classic and contemporary styles are held year-round in one of their six iconic spaces. Other events held onsite include art exhibitions, afternoon tea, classes, and rental space for private events.
Things To Do
Without a doubt, the most favored way to spend free time is in the great outdoors. Rockville is located very close to Washington, DC, but it is also close to a number of green spaces and boasts an even-keeled, enjoyable climate. In addition to the ever-popular Town Square, King Farm Village Center is another favorite spot for locals to shop, dine, gather with loved ones, and take care of errands. Golfing is also a choice activity, with several highly-rated courses located nearby, including the Lakewood Country Club. Their lengthy and hilly course has been entertaining residents for 1959, offering convenient food and drink options served on the course.
Rockville residents have access to a number of great schools, both public and private. Some of these are:
- Wootton High School, grades 9-12; Wootton is consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation, with one of the best STEM programs available
- Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, kindergarten-12th grade; seniors graduate earlier than normal in February and have the option of embarking on a three-month-long trip to Israel
- Richard Montgomery High School, grades 9-12; RMHS houses an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the first of its kind in the county
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