Just eight square miles in the East County corridor, Burtonsville is a close-knit community that is situated in between the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metro areas. Small businesses are dispersed throughout Burtonsville in a diverse, welcoming town that has one of the largest Indian populations in Maryland. Residents take pride in Burtonsville Day, a yearly multi-cultural celebration and tradition that includes a parade and festival.
Nestled along the banks of the Potomac River, Cabin John is a small community of 2,000 residents. Kayakers, paddle boarders and other recreational water lovers call it home, and the Cabin John Bridge is the only one-lane crossing left in Montgomery County. It was once a retreat for Washingtonians thanks to a popular trolley that shuttled visitors in and out of the city, but now has a bustling commercial center along MacArthur Boulevard.
Just a few miles north of Germantown, Clarksburg has grown at a lightening pace from 400 homes in 2000 to 4,000 households in the most recent census. With its proximity from I-270, ample new housing, a new middle school and the future addition of a high-speed, express bus service, Clarksburg is rapidly becoming the next commuter’s paradise. In 2016, it also secured its spot on the retail map with a 90-name brand Premium Outlets shopping center.
The town of Glen Echo is one of Montgomery’s oldest communities. The Baltzley brothers originally purchased the land along the Potomac River just outside Washington, D.C. in the late 1800’s. A train from the city provided easy access, and The Glen Echo amusement park was a popular attraction for decades. After closing in 1968, the National Park Service revitalized the area with year-round arts, dance, theater, textiles, and puppetry. The Irish Inn is also a popular spot just steps from the park.
Businesses thrive side by side with active farms in Poolesville, which is situated on the west side of the County. While retaining its small-town charm, Poolesville is a business-friendly town with highly educated residents and a commitment to green initiatives. Surrounded by the beauty of the famed Agricultural Reserve, Poolesville is close to Sugarloaf Mountain and other natural resources.
One of the most affluent communities of highly educated people in the nation, Potomac has a variety of upscale retail, fine dining, and scenic views. Residents enjoy the beautiful C&O Canal National Historic Park with riding, running, and biking trails, along with TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, a private golf course that hosts major tournaments. A horse crossing is not out of the question, as Potomac has several equestrian centers.