When you move to a new area, it can take a long time before you find out everything there is to like about it. Most home buyers focus on the crucial parameters when looking to move, such as jobs, schools, and amenities. Those are the main things to like about a new community, but there is always more to discover.
There’s another thing to keep in mind: the way a community might change over the years. It is why developing places with a great business atmosphere are increasingly popular with home buyers. Montgomery County, Maryland is one such place.
Here are some of the things we like about it:
Plenty of Variety
As the most populous and one of the most affluent counties in Maryland and United States respectively, Montgomery County offers something for everyone. Those looking to live in planned communities and enjoy urban living could find a lovely home in Gaithersburg Downtown Crown, Parklands or Kentlands. Alternatively, Downtown Bethesda has the most excellent offer of good schools, developed retail, Metro access and plenty of big employers, but best reserved for buyers who can afford its expensive housing.
If you’re a fan of suburban living instead; communities like Olney, Kensington or Takoma Park might be good options. Each of them has unique qualities that draw home buyers: Takoma Park offers beautiful Victorian homes and liberal laws, Kensington has a host of highly rated schools, and Olney is quite affordable.
In Montgomery County, you’re not only picking between urban and suburban living. For those who want to live in a scenic place, the county’s northern agricultural preserve Dickerson has beautiful sights to offer — as well as privacy, land, and proximity to larger communities.
Montgomery County schools are widely regarded as good, with a track record to show it. The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) district consists of 206 schools. It is the largest school district in Maryland and 14th largest in the US, with over 160,000 students and more than 13,000 teachers. MCPS got the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010, and it keeps topping the county statistics on AP exams, with 52.1% of students receiving a college-ready score, compared to 31.2% of Maryland public school graduates and 22.8% of national graduates.
Easy to Get Around
When it comes to transportation, essential places throughout the county are interconnected beautifully with a major road network. There’s also the Red Line of the Washington Metro and thousands of stops along the way through Montgomery County. It’s also possible to cross the Potomac River by ferry, between Leesburg, VA and White’s Ferry, MD.
With plenty of transportation options, it’s easy to get around, which can be quite convenient for those who commute to work.
As a county that offers plenty of variety, good schooling options, and an extensive transportation network, it’s an attractive place for home buyers of all walks of life and various preferences. If you’re ready to find your home in Montgomery County, take a look at our listings or contact us directly.