Best Places to Live in Potomac, Maryland

National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


QUICK FACTS

City: Potomac
Zip Codes: 20854
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Potomac is 3.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Potomac jobs have increased by 1.29%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Potomac's cost of living is 120.20% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Potomac's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Potomac's population is 46,475 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.84%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Potomac is $863,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.83%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Potomac public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Potomac. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Potomac

It's a good time to buy in Potomac. Home Appreciation is up 0.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Potomac Real Estate.

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Reviews for Potomac    2 Reviews
Climate - 6/19/2008
Spring and Fall can be quite glorious when the leaves turn or the tulips pop out and the humidity is lower. Winter, while it has some splendid "snow days," goes on much... (Read More)

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Great Place to Live! - 1/19/2008
The Potomac area in Montgomery County, Maryland, has the best of everything. High schools rated in the top 5 in the State, easy access to the Nation's Capitol,... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN POTOMAC, MARYLAND
20854