Welcome to Gaithersburg
A family-friendly city and growing biotech hub
Gaithersburg is a developing city north of the Maryland-Virginia border. It is an avid outdoor community with a lot of history. The city was founded in 1878 and still holds some strong traditions, which is evident when you visit Olde Towne Gaithersburg. The city can be classified as the suburbs, which is a great combination of outdoor living as well as city slicking. The city has incorporated many new biotech and pharmaceutical companies over the years. Gaithersburg has become a central hub for these companies, and they are making a global impact.
What to Love
- Exploring Kentlands and Olde Towne
- Biotech companies bolstering the economy
- The family-oriented atmosphere
Gaithersburg is a health-conscious city with many parks and trails for you and your family, as well as dog parks and dog-friendly trails to keep your four-legged friend in shape. Seneca State Park offers a variety of activities. Fishing and kayaking are available in Clopper Lake, and picnics with the family and playing at the playgrounds are available in the park. With such a family-friendly vibe, it is easy to see why so many people live here.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Delicious food is located all across Gaithersburg which happens to be excellently paired with endless entertainment and shopping opportunities. If you have a taste for diverse food options while simultaneously shopping as well as taking in the views, then Rio is for you. Rio is a lakefront shopping mall with restaurants, a movie theater, and an endless amount of stores. Rio has lakefront attractions to keep the entire family happy for the evening. There is a carousel, paddleboarding, fish feeders, a walking path, and even a playground for the kids. They hold craft fairs as well as craft workshops and concerts by local artists.
Kentland is a town in Gaithersburg that is completely self-sufficient, and everything is within walking distance. Kentland mirrors the small-town atmosphere, except with a touch of new urbanism allowing for the main street with dining, shopping, and boatloads of entertainment. Gemelli’s Italian Market is the perfect spot if you are in the mood for hand-crafted dishes from the heart of Italy. They offer pasta dishes, sauces, and entrees reflecting Italian artisanship.
Things to Do
The Kentlands in Gaithersburg has many opportunities for shopping, dining, and open spaces for recreational activities. They have a yearly festival known as Oktoberfest. As the name suggests, Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian festival celebrating German and Bavarian culture. They have food vendors, craft vendors, live shows, music, and beer.
The Kentlands Citizens Assembly holds a full schedule of events throughout the year, including acoustic concerts, art exhibits, and galleries. Bohrer Park is a water park in the city with multiple slides, lazy rivers, pools, and fun inflatables for the whole family.
Downtown Crown is a shopping center with stores and services as well as restaurants and bars. They offer traditional American dishes as well as French and Latin dishes. This is the kind of mall that allows you to get your nails done, then get to your dentist appointment, and then enjoy a nice glass of wine afterward. Some of the brands you will find at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg are Sephora and Lululemon. The Amazing Art Studio is in Downtown Crown, and it is a fun place to stretch your creative wings. You can walk in at any time and learn how to paint, fuse glass, or make board art. Downtown Crown offers plenty of outdoor space to hang out with the family or friends and enjoy a fun evening.