A Diverse and Vibrant Community Welcomes You
Montgomery County is a friendly, cosmopolitan place that’s ideal to grow a business, raise a family and live the good life. The population is diverse and a common thread is the rich quality of life we offer — from award-winning restaurants and cultural gems to abundant parkland, excellent transportation and exceptional walkable communities.
From vibrant, urban districts like Bethesda, Silver Spring, Kensington and Wheaton to rustic open living spaces in Darnestown and Poolesville, there is a neighborhood for everyone in Montgomery County. We have many mixed used, sustainable communities popping up like Pike & Rose, Downtown Crown, White Flint and White Oak. Our county seat, Rockville, combines historic charm with a growing business and retail district.
Montgomery County is at the head of the class. Find out about the top universities located in the county, including specialized programs that are turning out more graduates in STEM disciplines and a skilled workforce. From K – 12, some of the top schools in the nation are located here. An impressive 36 schools in the county are National Blue Ribbon Schools.
With our convenient metro, trains, ride sharing and 3 international airports within a 30-mile radius, our transportation network makes it easy to get down to business here. And we have a prominent next door neighbor, the nation’s capital. In real estate, location matters. For business matters, see why Montgomery County is a prime choice.
Educational institutions in Montgomery County provide exceptional programs and career paths that produce qualified professionals to fill key industry jobs. Programs range from BioHealth and cybersecurity to emerging technologies, and healthcare. The County supports a broad spectrum of community college and university programs to ensure a better future for our region.
In a culturally diverse area like Montgomery County, it is no wonder the restaurant scene is out of this world. From ethnic enclaves like Wheaton, Rockville and Gaithersburg to city districts like Bethesda and Silver Spring, there are dining options to delight every palate. Plus, farmer’s markets bursting with fresh produce and farm-to-table great eats.
Arts & Culture
From the restored 1938 Art Deco AFI Silver Theater to Rockville’s Strathmore Music Center, arts is alive and well in our community. Upper County in Germantown, find the outstanding BlackRock Center for the Arts. Olney Theatre Center has world-class productions while the Adventure Theater and Imagination Stage feed the imagination of children – the next generation of arts patrons.
Parks & Recreation
For biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and swimming, find your path in Montgomery County. With 400 parks and 34 community recreation centers,find recreational opportunities that appeal to virtually every interest. Check out the Maryland SoccerPlex, abundant baseball fields and golf courses, and hockey venues (ice, air and field). A fun mix to get out and play!