North Potomac

Upscale and trendy, this suburb is only 20 miles from Washington D.C.

Welcome to North Potomac

Upscale and trendy, this suburb is only 20 miles from Washington D.C.
Home to 25,000 residents, North Potomac, which lies less than five miles from the Potomac River, was voted among’s “Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in America.” Measuring only seven square miles, the quiet residential area is located only 20 miles from Washington, D.C.
Houses are varied here, a mix of townhomes and single-family residences. But all are stately in appearance and offer plenty of property. Schools are walkable, parks are many, and the “neighborhood” vibe is strong.
There’s a Visitor’s Center and Women’s Club, and residents frequent the nearby National Harbor and Historic Park.

What to Love

  • Residential and quiet
  • Proximity to Washington, D.C.
  • Stately homes
  • Friendly, welcoming neighborhoods

People & Lifestyle

One of the most affluent towns in the United States based on median household income, North Potomac has a strong family population, with the bulk of residents owning their property.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

There are plenty of dining choices in North Potomac, including MoCo’s Founding Farmers, a cooperative-grower-owned spot that serves farm-to-table-themed American fare in rustic digs. (Think buttermilk biscuits and peanut butter banana toast.) The Potomac Village Shopping Center is filled with national chains like Dollar General, Planet Fitness, and Popeye’s. Shoppers can enjoy a little retail therapy at the Westfield Montgomery Mall, which is anchored by Macy’s and Nordstrom. Steak and pub food is on the menu at Hunter’s Bar and Grill.

Things to Do

History abounds in North Potomac, and guests can stop for trail maps and make boat reservations at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center.  At Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park, the preserved neglected remains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and many of its original structures can be viewed. And Rockwood Manor Retreats & Events, a 30-acre wooded park and historic 1920s country house nestled on the shores of the C&O Canal and Potomac River, is host to celebrations, meetings, and retreats.


North Potomac is home to many excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

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