Gaithersburg is a very diverse community located in the center of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is the third largest incorporated city in the state of Maryland. The southeastern border of Gaithersburg is approximately 18 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Major industries here are biotechnology, telecommunications, and software development, mostly dedicated to government contracts. Gaithersburg is also well known among urban planners as home to the Kentlands, the first new urbanist neighborhood (a planned multi-use community).
LocationCentral Montgomery County, Northwest of Rockville. See a map
Neighborhoods within GaithersburgCity of Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village, North Potomac, Kentlands, Washington Grove, Washingtonian Center
Gaithersburg DemographicsAccording to the 2000 census, the City of Gaithersburg is home to 52,613 residents. The race breakdown is as follows: White: 58.2%; Black: 14.6%; Asian: 13.8%; Hispanic/Latino: 19.8%. Population under age 18: 25%; 65 and over: 8.2%; Median household income: $59,879 (1999); Persons below poverty level 7.1% (1999).
Public TransportationMetro: Shady Grove
MARC: Washington Grove and Gaithersburg
Ride-On: Series 50 and 60.
Points of Interest Located in Gaithersburg
- National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Montgomery County Fairgrounds
- Lakeforest Mall
- The Kentlands
- Rio and Washingtonian Center
- Bohrer Park
- Seneca Creek State Park
Annual Events in GaithersburgGaithersburg Saint Patricks Day Parade
Gaithersburg Book Festival
Gaithersburg Summer Performance Series
Fourth of July Fireworks
Montgomery County Agricultural Fair
Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade
Oktoberfest at the Kentlands
Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park