Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Potomac is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 45,824. Potomac is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Potomac offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Potomac there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Potomac and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Potomac are highly rated.
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The are many schools nearby with strong academics. The neighborhood is very safe and typically quiet. It is also super close to Washington DC, which provides many job opportunities!
Potomac is known to the girl next door sandwiched between Rockville and Bethesda. The reality, is that the quiet neighborhoods are often filled with families who work on an NIH campus or for the government in general. The neighborhoods are sprinkled with greenery and parks are scattered throughout the area. The religious diversity here is absolutely incredible as well. There are 3 Jewish community centers, a Baptist Church, and a Lutheran Church all on the same street (Seven Locks Road). Overall, the atmosphere for raising a family in safety is incredible. Some incredible schools are also in the area. Check out Herbert Hoover Middle School, Cabin John Middle School, Winston Churchill High school, Walter Johnson High School, and Julius West Middle Schools.
Potomac is a relatively small community. Suburbs are pocketed with local shopping centers and blend easily with the city areas. Attraction wise, there isn't too much to do, but there are certain hotspots and points of interest (for example, an indoor skydiving center). Living her can be very expensive, BUT, Potomac is an EXCELLENT place to raise a family. I should know, I spent 16 years of my life growing up here. There usually isn't any commotion and danger is nothing to worry about. The weather is typically quite comfortable, although expect to be wearing long clothing if you're prone to the cold - winter temperatures arrive early and stay for long. The schools here are some of the top rated in the entire nation, and since we're so close to D.C. (only an hour's drive away), you can enjoy quick weekend getaways without impacting your schedule too much. Demographically, it should be noted that compared to other regions of America, there is a noticeably higher population of Asians.