many of the area’s original houseshave been well preserved. As a result,historic homes abound in the Bethesdaarea. Gingerbread Victorians and cutebungalows line the streets of the tinytown of Garrett Park and of historicdistricts such as the West End inRockville, among other communities.
Living a short drive from the WhiteHouse doesn’t mean the absence ofopen space. Drive through the upscalecommunity of Potomac and you’ll seehorse farms and tony mansions onspacious lots. Nearby Cabin John offersan eclectic vibe and easy access tothe Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NationalHistorical Park. Those willing to drivea bit farther can also enjoy ruralcharm within the county’s borders incommunities such as Poolesville andDarnestown.
Not everyone dreams of exploring wide-open spaces from their backyard orwalking to get coffee in the morningat an upscale café. Lovers of cul-de-sacs and residential atmospheres will;nd themselves at home in scoresof neighborhoods in the area. Andcommuters don’t necessarily haveto trade ease of transport for theirbig lawns—the county’s Ride Onbuses circulate through most areaneighborhoods and travel to nearbyMetro stops.
Families with school-age kids will love
the wide variety of neighborhoods that
include some of the top public schools in
the state and country. In 2017, U.S. News
& World Report named Winston ChurchillHigh School in Potomac the No. 1 publichigh school in Maryland, with severalother county high schools earning highspots in state and national rankings. ■
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