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In 2013, CNNMoney listed Potomac as the most affluent town in all the United States. Potomac is also the seventh most-educated American small town according to Forbes. In 2012, The Higley Elite 100 published a list of highest-income neighborhoods, which included Potomac ranking first, followed second by Beverly Hills, CA. Many Potomac residents work in nearby Washington, D.C.

Listed as the most affluent town by CNNMoney

Seventh most-educated small town in America

Award-winning public, private, and religious schools

Ranked #6 as the healthiest residents by City-Data.com


Upscale Shopping

Potomac's geographical focal point is Potomac Village, a small cluster of upscale shops and businesses at the intersection of Maryland State Highway 189 (Falls Road, which connects the Great Falls of the Potomac River in the south to Rockville in the north) and Maryland State Highway 190.

Potomac Paddleboats

Potomac Paddleboats is the region's premier kayak school for beginners. They offer a less intimidating learning progression for new paddlers, and a unique approach that allows people to learn at their own pace. Programs are uniquely tailored for beginners with an emphasis on safety, skill, and community.

Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center

The Great Falls of the Potomac is among the finest scenic phenomenon in the region that encompasses our Nation's Capital. Visitors can also enjoy the adjacent Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, with its historic Great Falls Tavern visitor center that was once a historic inn.

More great reasons:

  • Medium household income is more than $240,000

  • 81.6% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher

  • A diverse neighborhood of couples and families

  • Easy access to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, including three major airports

Potomac is a great town to live in. Since it’s only a short drive from Washington, D.C., you get all the opportunities of a big city while still having a small town feel.

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As one of the region’s most affluent communities, Potomac is perfect for those looking to live in an upscale and educated setting.