POTOMAC IS THE Bethesdaarea’s most affluent community,characterized by large lots, housesthat run the gamut from spaciousto gargantuan, rolling fields withsplit-level fences and the genteel,outdoorsy feel of horse country.
Cars are a must, but the schoolsare top-notch, the parks andpreserves are abundant, and theshops in Potomac Village bustlewith customers. On the downside:The cost of housing meansPotomac is off limits to many—in
2017, the average sales pricein Potomac’s 20854 ZIP codewas about $1.1 million. And allthat seclusion can translate intolong commutes for workers. Butresidents don’t need to drive toRockville or Bethesda for a decentmeal. Recent years have seenthe arrival in Potomac Village ofsome well-regarded eateries anddiners can find plenty to choosefrom at Park Potomac, a mixed-usedevelopment off I-270, and CabinJohn Village, a retail and residentialredevelopment underway at aformer shopping center.
High school graduate or
higher (percent of persons age 25+)
Bachelor’s degree orhigher (percent of persons age 25+)
Median value of owner-
occupied housing units
Mean travel time to work
(workers age 16+)
33. 4 minutes
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
“WEALTHIEST ZIP CODES
IN GREATER D.C.”
Washington Business Journal in 2017
“MOST EDUCATED PLACESIN AMERICA”
Nerdwallet.com in 2016
“BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN
Grazing horses area common sight inthe rolling fields ofPotomac.