Why Do People Live Here?
Potomac Grove is a neighborhood of detached homes and townhomes. The mix of homes is expanded on in the next section. Potomac Grove is located close to the I-270 tech corridor for local employment and about 40 minutes from employment centers in Bethesda, Rockville and Washington, DC. This is a family environment with places of worship, movie theaters, parks, lakes and family type restaurants a short drive away . And of course a nearby Starbucks.
What Is The Neighborhood Like?
Potomac Grove is neighborhood of about 290 homes. The majority of detached homes are in the 3,400sf range and have .25 to .35 acre lots. There are 79 townhomes of about 2,000 SF with built-in two car garages and 28 1,100 sf condo townhomes. Detached homes sell in the $650,00000 to $775,000 price range. The townhomes sell between $400,000 and $435,000. These are more typical townhomes instead of the large 2 car garage luxury townhomes found in other neighborhoods. There have been no recent sales of the townhome condos. Over the past 10 years population increases have resulted in the building of new subdivisions several miles to the south and east . The increase in population density has resulted in a better quality of shopping, food stores, dining and movie theaters. A slight rerouting of route 28 and the extension of Shady Grove Rd. have made for easier access to route 270. The Shady Grove metro station has drop off sidewalks and daily parking parking lots. Ride-on bus connections also go to the metro stop. Visit the Potomac Grove HOA Community Site for more details. Unlike some HOA sites this is kept up by the builder. Some information requires you to sign in.
What Is Going On Nearby?
Germantown has expanded from the north and Rockville and Gaithersburg from the south and east. This has brought the population density to where chain restaurants, shops, and new strip malls are being built. Travilah Square has long been the main local shopping location along with Travilah Square, Traville Gateway and Lakeforest Mall. . These centers now have major competition from the popularity of new urbanism centers that include Kentlands, King Farm, Fallsgrove and Lakelands. Urbanism centers have a variety of homes sizes and styles to pick from. They also contain a mixture of retailers such as Giant, Safeway, Wholefoods plus boutique chain stores. Also nearby is the Rio Center. It featuris a large lake, shopping, eating and outdoor music in the summer. Higher end shopping can be found at Montgomery Mall in suburban Bethesda and in the close to Washington DC areas of Chevy Chase and downtown Bethesda.
Doctors, Places to Eat, and General Day to Day Services In Potomac Grove
And Other Nearby Attractions:
The University of Maryland has built an extension campus on Shady Grove Rd south of Quince Haven and Montgomery Junior College is just north in Germantown.
Of local note is the Potomac Horse Center .It has developed into a premiere equestrian center since its founding in the late 1950's
Forty to fifty minutes by car is Downtown Bethesda and Washington, DC. Here you will find a more urban lifestyle with fine dining and night life typical of a big city and the downtown areas of the close-in suburbs. In Washington DC you find the National Zoo, major monuments, museums and government offices such as the White House and the Capitol Building.
What Schools Will Children Attend?
Potomac Grove is in the Quince Orchard High School feeder system. That means children go to Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Ridgeview Middle School and Quince Orchard High School. Quince Orchard is a state and Nationaly ranked high school. It is one of the main attractions to living in this area. Many parents wants to visit the schools their children will be attending and meet with the teaching and administrative staff. To that end the links in this paragraph have school addresses, phone numbers and needed contact information to make these appointments. Also in the links are school ratings and academic and sports directories. Also important in the educational system are the local libraries.