Welcome to Potomac

The “Beverly Hills” of Montgomery County

Located along the Potomac River, Potomac is situated between southern Maryland and Northern Virginia. This vibrant city has plenty to offer, from outdoor excursions to a dedication to the arts to the stunning homes in the neighborhoods. Living here allows you to enjoy the conveniences of all the various parts of Montgomery County and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
The land that is now considered Potomac was first settled by Edward Offutt in 1714. This happened as a result of Offutt receiving a 600-acre land grant. By the Civil War, the town was made up of about 100 residents. As the 20th century rolled around, Potomac started to experience substantial growth and has since evolved into the bustling city it is today. 
A drive through this thoughtfully designed town will reveal many architectural styles. Although the area has been settled since the early 1700s, the majority of homes were built in the 1950s. The styles of homes often resemble the quaint “villa” style or French Chateau feel.
Many luxurious custom build homes also make up the landscape here.

What to Love 

  • A suburban urban environment 
  • Large properties with spacious lawns
  • Easy access to nature 
  • A plethora of fine dining and entertainment options

People & Lifestyle 

With a population of just over 45,000, residents here enjoy the plethora of benefits that come from living in a tight-knit community. Likewise, living in such close proximity to major cities offers residents a suburban urban lifestyle. Suburban, charming, and peaceful are just a few words to describe Potomac. 
As many of the properties here consist of large houses with spacious lawns, residents are drawn to the slower pace of life available here. Individuals from all walks of life call Potomac home—from families to retirees to working professionals looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Potomac residents have a variety of options at their doorstep when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. If you’re someone who is always looking for some tasty tacos, then you’ll be sure to love Gringos and Mariachis. With a colorful menu, creative margaritas, and a casual environment, this local joint is the perfect place to celebrate Margarita Monday or Taco Tuesday. If you prefer Italian food, then check out Renat at River Falls. Renat is a popular neighborhood spot that serves traditional Italian fare—everything from pasta to pizza. Old Anglers Inn is a great spot to celebrate a special occasion. This upscale restaurant serves Modern American food with a terrace and beer garden. Likewise, The Grilled Oyster Company is another to-go for an elevated culinary experience. Come here for raw and grilled oysters and the best of Chesapeake and East Coast seafood. 
Whether you enjoy shopping or just want to window shop, check out Potomac Village Shopping Center. From high-end luxury stores to local boutiques, this shopping center has something for everyone.

Things to Do

Residents of Potomac can enjoy a variety of things to do, from spending time in nature to exploring museums. To connect with nature, spend the day hiking Billy Goat Trail. This 4.7-mile trail has adventurous rock-hopping and stunning views of the Potomac.
Spend the day exploring the Glenstone Museum. This unique modern art museum shows its contemporary work in a modern gallery building with an extensive sculpture garden. For a fun day out, check out Olmstead Island. This small island is located in the middle of the Potomac River and is a short walk from the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center.


Potomac is home to several top educational institutions, including:

  • Cold Springs Elementary School
  • Cabin John Middle School
  • Winston Churchill High School

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