How to Spend a Day in Montgomery County, Maryland

August 21, 2022
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The knowledgeable agents at Jack Wang Real Estate are available to assist in your decision to purchase your next home in Montgomery County, Maryland. You can search for a single-family home in Clarksburg, a luxury home in Potomac, or one of the multiple Beltway properties listed with Jack Wang. Delicious food, endless shopping, open space, and family fun are plentiful among the diverse mix of the urban and rustic countryside of Montgomery County. Spending one day inside the Beltway will have you and your family wishing you could stay another.


Photo courtesy of Rockville Town Square

Rockville is a 25-minute drive down the Beltway to Washington D.C., and this largest city in Montgomery County is a suitable place to start your search for Rockville real estate. If you can schedule your travel plans to include the first Friday of the month, check out First Fridays at Rockville Town Square, a monthly concert series featured on the first Friday of each month from July to October. You will find several locally owned boutiques to explore, or you can try a meal at one of the 25 Rockville Town Square restaurants. Delight in the lengthy cultural variety of eateries, from the American menu of Buffalo Wild Wings to the cuisine of Gyuzo Barbeque, a traditional Japanese barbeque with a menu that includes anything from sushi to hibachi.

Rockville also has loads of activities for the kids. After tagging along on the quest to find the perfect new home in Rockville, the little ones will be ready for some action. Let them burn off that extra energy by taking them to Go Ape at Rock Creek Regional Park. They can choose the adventurous zip-line courses or try to outdo each other at ax-throwing. No doubt the kids will be begging you to stay an extra day to explore Rockville.


Photo courtesy of Rio Lakefront

The county seat of Montgomery County, Gaithersburg, is 50 miles west of Baltimore and 27 miles northwest of Washington D.C. Divided into east and west sections, the city of Gaithersburg is separated by Interstate 270. The Gaithersburg homes for sale on the east side consist of historic homes built in the 1800s, with a smaller number of contemporary homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. The west side has the Gaithersburg luxury homes built in the last 20 years.

You will also experience shopping galore on the west side of Gaithersburg. The Washingtonian Center, better known as Rio Lakefront, is considered the premier shopping and dining destination in the heart of Montgomery County. As its name implies, the Rio Lakefront sits on a lake where you can enjoy Lakefront Live, a summertime series of live local bands that play on Fridays through September. Close by is the Beer Garden Tent, where you can grab a beer and some light fare.


Adjacent to Gaithersburg to the north is Germantown, the third-largest city in Maryland. Up until the 1980s, Germantown was known for its open fields of farmland and grazing cows. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, this rural countryside transformed into a booming suburb. For this reason, most of Germantown real estate consists of newer single-family homes, condos, and townhomes.

There is not a wide variety of dining opportunities in Germantown, but there are some hidden gems you need to try while looking for Germantown homes for sale. The Royal Bagel Bakery serves bagels for breakfast and a vast assortment of sandwiches for lunch and dinner. If you have the kids, no doubt they will beg for a homemade apple turnover or a box of delicious elephant ear cookies from their bakery.


Plan to spend a day looking at homes for sale near Potomac. You will find easy access from Washington D.C. within an hour from Dulles Airport, Reagan National Airport, and Baltimore-Washington Marshall Airport if you travel by car. However, Potomac's easy access and central location can be deceiving. Once you arrive, the mesmerizing, tranquil neighborhoods with many lovely Potomac luxury homes will make the hustle and bustle of the Beltway a distant memory.

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Historic Park is a perfect spot for hiking and sightseeing. Start at The Great Falls Visitor Center to arrange a walking tour with a park ranger. Another option would be hiking The Billy Goat Trail, which is comprised of three sections that start and finish at the C & O Canal National Historical Park.


Bethesda is another renowned community inside the Washington D.C. Beltway. If you are searching for Bethesda luxury real estate, Jack Wang and his agents know this market better than any other area agents. Homes for sale in Bethesda sell quickly, often within seven days, and sell for about 5% above the market price.

If you want to do some shopping after touring the city for Bethesda homes for sale, try Bethesda Row. This highly walkable outdoor shopping mall includes everything from a giant grocery store to the Landmark Theatre, lululemon, and many others. When you've finished shopping, there is an extensive array of lunch or dinner choices. Whether you are looking for a quick and casual meal, a romantic setting, or just unwinding for happy hour, Bethesda Row will satisfy all your needs.

When you are ready to tour any of these cities around the Washington D.C. Beltway, call the agents at Jack Wang real estate. They will assist in finding you anything from Rockville single-family homes to Bethesda luxury homes for sale. Your dream house awaits in Montgomery County, Maryland!

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