Welcome to the Neighborhood Guide of the Realtor Connection of Gaithersburg.

Our neighborhood guide is designed to help you find areas in the community of Gaithersburg, Maryland. We up date this page often. If you know something that should be included on this page, just click "Contact Us" at the top of this page and tell us about what you want included here.

Gaithersburg is located in Montgomery County. Gaithersburg is near the freeway I 270 which is a major artery into Rockville and Washington, DC. so the commute is easy if you don't work "in town". This community is only 13 miles northwest of DC. Gaithersburg also has superb public transportation that includes the Red Line for Subway and Ride-On buses.

Gaithersburg began as "Log Town" in 1765. 85 years later it was called "Forest Oak"-literally named after a grand tree in town that was 150 years old at the time. This tree survived to the ripe old age of 297 when it was knocked down by a storm in 1997. The town name changed to "Gaithersburg" in 1878 when it was officially incorporated. It was finally named after Benjamin Gaither whose house sat on the land of the Great Tree.

Gaithersburg started as a small agricultural town and eventually added a large summer population when the railroad allowed DC residents to escape the hot city. With a population of a little over 50,000 residents it still offers respite from the intensity of complete urban living (yet it is close enough to big cities to easily enjoy all the cultural benefits). Over the years the town has also grown to include a large governmental, scientific and high tech community. These industries have largely replaced the agrarian economic base.

City of Gaithersburg, Maryland

Montgomery Village Foundation

Kentlands

King Farm

LOCAL GOVERNMENT
City Hall
31 S. Summit Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-258-6300
www.cityhall@ci.gaithersburg.md.us

OTHER AREA GOVERNMENTS AND CITIZEN GROUPS
Darnestown Civic Association Inc.
14804 Turkey Foot Road
Darnestown, MD 20878
301-869-0288
www.darnestown.net

Washington Grove
McCathran Hall
300 Grove Ave.
Washington Grove, MD 20880
301-926-2256
www.washgrov.sailorsite.net

Kentlands Citizens Assembly Inc.
485 Tschiffeley Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-948-2071
(administrative offices)
301-948-9730 (fax)
www.kentlandsusa.com

Laytonsville
P.O. Box 5158
Laytonsville, MD 20882
301-869-0042

LOCAL SCHOOLS
Served by the Gaithersburg, Watkins Mill, Quince Orchard, Northwest, Wootton and Magruder clusters.

POLICE
Gaithersburg has its own police department. Mary Ann Viverette is police chief. Gaithersburg is also served by the Germantown District Station and the Sixth District Substation.

FIRE SERVICES
Served by Gaithersburg-Washington Grove, Rockville and Laytonsville volunteer fire departments.

LIBRARIES
The Gaithersburg and Quince Orchard libraries are part of the county library system.

BUSINESS
The area is served by the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce.


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