Rockville, MD

Geographic Location

Rockville is located in central Montgomery County, Maryland, and it’s the seat of Montgomery County government. It is the third largest city in Maryland, neighboring Gaithersburg and Bethesda.
 

Overall Personality

Rockville is a wonderful location, due to the variety of atmospheres one can find there. There are upscale shopping hubs, including the expansive downtown Rockville area. Rockville Pike is a major vein of Montgomery County, it is full of shopping malls, office buildings and new apartment buildings that are being built every day. Thus making it a major attraction for those from all over Maryland to come and shop and eat. Rockville also has a softer side as well. The neighborhoods of Rockville are a just a step off of the main drag that is Rockville Pike, and offer quiet and peaceful living.
 

Defining Characteristics

Rockville Town Center is a walkable shopping and eating hub that is very popular in Montgomery County. Numerous delicious restaurants, with some boutiques, ice cream shop and a movie theater make it a very popular destination for families and young adults wishing for a calmer night out. Rockville Town Center is home to several apartment buildings, and is just minutes from the quiet neighborhoods.
 

Transportation

Due to its location along I-270, and closeness to 495, Rockville is in a prime location. There is also an extensive bus system that is used very often along Rockville Pike. There are multiple metro stations located in and around Rockville, a popular method of transportation for those wishing to visit DC, as well as those commuting.
 

Types of Homes

Rockville is one of those areas that is fortunate enough to have a wide variety of homes. From apartments and townhomes near the Downtown Rockville area, to smaller family homes, to larger upscale homes, Rockville has it all.
 

Schools

As a part of the Montgomery County School District, the elementary, middle and high schools that are located in Rockville are some of the best in the nation. Montgomery County has been recognized nationally multiple times, for its outstanding academic and athletics programs. Thomas Wootton, Richard Montgomery, and Rockville High School are the 3 high schools that are located in Rockville. University of Maryland College Park, University of Maryland at Shady Grove, Montgomery College (voted top junior college on the eastern seaboard), Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, are all within an hour’s drive of Rockville. 

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