- Suburb in Maryland
Rating 4.23 out of 5 75 reviews
Potomac is a small village within the greater confines of Montgomery County Maryland. The village center has everything you need for daily life - grocery stores, drug stores, Starbucks, specialty market and hairdresser/barber and several restaurants. It's not far to a major mall (Montgomery Mall) or very high end shops (Saks, Chanel, etc in either Bethesda or Tyson's Corner), as well as being close to job centers. It's mostly a residential community of high-end homes.
Potomac is a very good neighborhood as it is quite welcoming and there are many amenities nearby. The schools are excellent and it is a kid-friendly area. The people that live here are quite nice and neighborly. However, it could use some diversity and it is a costly area. Overall, it is a nice place to live and I feel very safe here.
I moved from Germantown. The schools are good. It's pretty safe. It is very expensive to live here though.
Very good public schools! Good academics! I wished there was more to do. Generally very safe, but there are local incidents occasionally.
It's probably the worst place I have lived, but I can't seem to think of much wrong with the place. I think the only bad thing is that whoever planned the city layout must of been drunk. it is so hard to get from one place to another. and the schools are terrible, or at least Winston Churchill high school. other than those two, it is not a bad place to live. If you have kids, send them to a better school than Churchill, I go to that school right now, and the least I can say is that the school is beyond terrible. (you can see my review on that school for more details)
It's really safe, the people are nice for the most part and I have friends here. There are parts that I wish were different. For example, I wish it was a lot more diverse than it is but other than that it's a good place to live and somewhere I've been happy in for the past decade I've lived here.
Grew up here. GREAT place to raise your kids and have a family. But, if you're looking for a sick city nightlife, this is not the place.
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 a wonderful place to grow up. It's safe, has great schools, has no shortage of restaurants and boasts some wonderful nature. As one of the most educated places in the entire country, it's naturally a tad snotty. It's close to DC, somewhat diverse and has a lot of really rich areas in deep Potomac. I wouldn't come here for the nightlife; it's definitely more of a place for families, as it's quite expensive too.
I mean, it's ok. The area itself is good and safe. But some of the people, especially teenagers of my age are so snobby and full of themselves. They have all this fake Gucci and Chanel and their personalities are faker. Like jeez, I never met people like them. I try to avoid them and that is why I would rather live somewhere where people don't take things for granted and act privileged. They can be so rude and fake to you that you know that they're fake. Toxic people everywhere and that is why I do not like Potomac that much. Everyone is showing their brands and are so proud of what kind of car their daddy has but sure enough, their souls aren't so good to show off. And that is the truth.
Good place to raise a family if you have a lot of money. Very close to Washington DC and important historical places.
I like that it's nice and quiet. Not too much noise pollution and areas of food and entertainment are within driving distance. The area is very expensive to live in though.
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.
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.
I love potomac. It has great school and is extremely safe. The education system is top in the country but comes at a cost. Living in potomac is expensive due to this.
I grew up in Potomac, MD, and I have a lot of mixed emotions about the town. From an educational standpoint, I am still very grateful for the challenge and success provided from the public schools I attended. The standards that were set from K-12 pushed me to become a more well-rounded student, and this is reflective in my success in college thus far. Potomac is a very wealthy area and it is entirely safe for children to grow up in. I've never felt in danger, and I don't see that happening anytime soon. In terms of diversity, there are many different ethnicities present in my neighborhood-- in fact, most of my neighbors immigrated from other countries. Being that it is a suburb, there is not a lot of interesting things to do, however, its proximity to other places like Bethesda, Washington D. C., and Rockville expand the boundaries of this town.
The trees and forrest surrounding the area are beautiful. The amount of green that you see everywhere and the blooming trees during the spring make it a gorgeous place to live. The houses are nice and big and land surrounding them is often spacious. The grocery stores are easily accessible and its location near important roads (River Road, Democracy Boulevard, Bradley Boulevard, ect.) make it super easy to make it it into the cit everyday.