Welcome to Potomac
An affluent city brimming with outdoor activities, minutes from the Potomac River
Potomac, Maryland, is just over 12 miles from Washington D.C. and is named for its proximity to the Potomac River. In a city filled with trails, parks, and golf courses, it’s easy for residents to get out and enjoy the beautiful year-round climate. Residents can expect temperatures in the 90s during the warm months and temperatures in the 20s and 30s during the coldest months. Amidst the historic English-inspired cottages and homes in and around Potomac, you will find new construction homes with modern features.
What to Love
Potomac is an affluent residential suburb of Washington, D.C. Locals love the variety of trails to explore with their family and friends. Potomac is rich in history as one of the oldest cities in the United States.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Potomac has many eateries for residents and visitors to enjoy. Normandie Farm Restaurant provides fine dining at the heart of the city. Normandie Farm has a warm, inviting dining room with exposed wood rafters and has a Sunday brunch buffet every week.
Old Angler’s Inn is a cottage-turned-restaurant tucked into the trees. You can choose between spending the evening in their cozy upstairs dining room or under the stars on their outdoor terrace. A local favorite, Old Angler’s is an upscale establishment that serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Live music kicks in at night, making it the perfect place to grab a beer and relax after a day on the trails or at the shops. FireWok is a mix of Asian cuisines just off Falls Road in the center of town. You can choose from the main menu or the sushi menu to enjoy dishes ranging from dumplings and calamari to spicy yellowtail rolls or shrimp tempura.
The Strathmore in North Bethesda is the best place for live entertainment and is less than 20 minutes from Potomac. The Music Center is Strathmore’s nearly 2,000-seat hall with perfect acoustics for solo performances, orchestra concerts, and theatrical productions. Or, for more informal performances, AMP by Strathmore brings in jazz, rock, and folk musicians, among other styles.
Shopping in and around Potomac is found at the Potomac Village Shopping Center, Cabin John Village, or the Potomac Promenade. Visit the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda to shop familiar retailers for everyday essentials.
Things to Do
The Glenstone Museum is a modern art museum on Glen Road in Potomac, merging art and architecture into a stunning indoor and outdoor experience. Patrons are encouraged to actively engage with the post-WWII exhibits as they explore the peaceful grounds of the museum because the Glenstone Museum is built on the belief that art is an essential part of life.
In addition to the Glenstone, Potomac is full of outdoor adventures waiting to be had, from hiking the Billy Goat Trail that begins six minutes from town to visit the Great Falls on the other side of the river.
Golf enthusiasts will want to book a tee time at the Falls Road Golf Course, a 150-acre public course minutes from DC. The front nine is set across parkland, while the back nine is lined with trees. Named for architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., Olmsted Island is another great day trip near Potomac. Located within the Potomac River, Olmsted Island has a quarter-mile trail leading visitors to stunning views of the Great Falls.
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