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Some of the country’s wealthiest neighborhoods reside in Potomac including: Avenel located on a TPC golf course, Congressional Country Club Drive and Bradley Farms.  Many of the most expensive homes are in close proximity to Potomac Village, where high-end retailers and fine restaurants have opened shop in this downtown center at the crossroads of Falls Road and River Road.

Potomac MD is a beautiful, upscale community located along the Potomac River, just 17 miles north of Washington D.C., Potomac, Maryland is located in Montgomery County, Maryland.  In 2013, CNNMoney.com listed Potomac as the most affluent town in all the United States based on median house income $242,000.  With its population of an estimated 44,965, residents are highly specialized lawyers, doctors, politicians, ambassadors, corporate executives, sports and entertainment celebrities, prominent families plus royalty from around the globe, most working in and around the nation’s capital.

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Some of the major employers in the area are General Dynamics, with its four main business segments: Marine Systems; Combat Systems; Information Systems and Technology; and Aerospace. They are the world’s fifth-largest defense contractor. Shulman Rogers, the largest law firm based in Maryland outside of Baltimore, Marriott, IHG, the InterContinental Hotels Group, Retail Services and Systems, dba Total Wines and More, America’s wine superstore, with their headquarters in Potomac and Telligent Masonry, specializing in brick, cement blocks, and precast construction with their workforce of 80 to 150 employees.

Throughout the 18th century, what became known as Offutts Crossroads,  was a small, rural community which served planters and travelers. In the 19th century, a few small dwellings had been built along with a tavern established in 1820. By the time of the Civil War, the community contained two general stores, a blacksmith shop, and a post office which served a community of 100 residents. Offutts Crossroads was renamed Potomac in 1881.By the turn of the 20th century, Potomac experienced a period of growth. During the 1950’s, Potomac was one of many communities in Montgomery County to experience suburbanization, creating it to be the great community it has become today.

Potomac is the seventh most top-educated American small town according to Forbes,  being home to many of the state’s best schools, some are ranked nationally.  Attending the Montgomery County schools, Potomac has wonderful expansive opportunities in education.  Being the largest school district in Maryland and 17th largest in the United States, with an enrollment of 154,153 students, Montgomery County Public Schools was a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor given to American organizations for performance excellence. MCPS becomes only the sixth public school system to receive the award.  With students from more than 157 countries, speaking over 138 languages, they have an 88.3% graduation rate, with 66% of those students participating in the AP (advanced placement program).  The average combined SAT Score for the class of 2013 was 1648 and the graduates in the class of 2014 received $339 million in college scholarships.

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Potomac, is also home to one of the most beautiful natural environments on the east coast. Great Falls Park, is an 800-acre park with trails, rapids and waterfalls located along the northern banks of the Potomac River. It is one of the most spectacular natural landmarks in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  Popular with local residents and tourists, Great Falls Park offers a variety of activities including hiking, picnicking, kayaking, rock climbing, bicycling, and horseback riding. You can view the falls from several observation areas. There are two overlooks near the Great Falls Tavern, which was built in 1828 and now serves as a visitor center, offering historical exhibits and interpretive programs.

To the north, the Washington Aqueduct Observation Deck offers a view of the upper falls. To the south, the Olmsted Island Bridges offer several scenic views of the Great Falls. The falls cascade into 20 foot waterfalls displaying the steepest fall line rapids of any eastern river. The Maryland side of Great Falls is a part of the C & O Canal National Historic Park and is located off of Falls Road. Park rangers dress up in historical clothing, transporting passengers back in time, to the 1870’s aboard a one-hour trip on a reproduction of a 19th century canal boat. This is a unique way to learn about the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park.

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