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Germantown, Maryland - A Neighborhood Guide


Germantown, Maryland is a suburban community located in Montgomery County near Washington, DC. It is the third most populated city in the state of Maryland. Germantown has experienced extensive growth and expansion in the past two decades and is an affordable place to live with a wide variety of housing, shopping, dining and recreational opportunities. According to the U.S. Census (2010), Germantown has a population of 86, 395. The median income for a household is $74,283.

Located just 25 miles northwest of Washington, DC, along I-270. Nearby communities include Gaithersburg, Boyds, Montgomery Village, Darnestown, Clarksburg and Damascus.

Ride On - a public bus system has about 20 bus routes and operates the Germantown Transit Center

MARC Train – provides commuter rail service to Washington DC on the Brunswick Line

Metrorail – The closest Metro station is Shady Grove in Gaithersburg (10 miles)

Points of Interest in Germantown, MD

  • Milestone Center – The shopping center offers a variety of stores including Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Best Buy, PetSmart, Staples, Kohl’s and Giant Food.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts – The arts center offers a wide range of art classes, performances, and exhibits for all ages.

  • Butler’s Orchard - The family owned farm grows more than 25 kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. There is a farm market and seasonal pick-your-own produce. Annual festivals bring the community together to celebrate the seasons.

  • South Germantown Recreational Park – The park includes hiking trails, picnic facilities, an indoor sports complex, 22 soccer fields with a lighted stadium, baseball and softball fields, a playground, archery range, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, a splash playground, model boating lake, a tot lot, and an indoor aquatic center.

  • Maryland SoccerPlex - The multi-field soccer facility is the former home of the Washington Freedom of Women's Professional Soccer and offers a wide range of indoor sports programs.

  • Seneca Creek State Park - Located on the border of Gaithersburg and Germantown, the beautiful park has a lake, boating, fishing, hiking tails, a disc golf course, pavilions, and a creatively designed playground made with recycled tires.

  • Button Farm Living History Center – The historical plantation, situated on 40-acres inside of Seneca Creek State Park, is Maryland's only living history center depicting 19th century slave life and telling the story of the Underground Railroad.

  • Black Hill Regional Park - Located just north of Germantown, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, boating, picnicking, nature programs, and much more.

  • Montgomery College - The largest higher education institution in Montgomery County has a campus in Germantown.

  • Regal Germantown Stadium 14 - The movie theater offers stadium style seating.

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