Bethesda is a bustling urban community located in Montgomery County, Maryland just north of the city boundary of Washington, DC. Downtown Bethesda is home to 20 art galleries, more than 200 ethnic restaurants, two live theatres, music and dance studios and numerous boutiques. The area is renowned for three of the world's leading biomedical research centers -- the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the National Naval Medical Center.
Gaithersburg is a very diverse community located in the center of Montgomery County, Maryland. It is the third largest incorporated city in the state of Maryland. The southeastern border of Gaithersburg is approximately 18 miles from the heart of Washington, DC. Major industries here are biotechnology, telecommunications, and software development, mostly dedicated to government contracts. Gaithersburg is also well known among urban planners as home to the Kentlands, the first new urbanist neighborhood (a planned multi-use community).
Kensington is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland just 4 miles north of the Washington, DC border and two miles from the Capital Beltway (I-495). The area offers convenient access to the city, yet maintains a small town feeling with lots of shopping and amenities within easy walking distance from the town's historic center. The Kensington commercial district features more than 300 businesses, a large number specializing in antiques and interior design.
Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland. The City of Rockville, a suburb of Washington, DC, is home to major corporate headquarters, county government offices, and numerous shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Rockville has a very diverse population and a variety of housing from high-rise condominiums to contemporary single family homes.
Silver Spring is a suburban city located in Montgomery County, Maryland just north of Washington, DC. The Downtown Silver Spring area has recently undergone a major transformation with the addition of great restaurants, entertainment, and a variety of shopping venues. During the warmer months visitors enjoy outdoor concerts and patio dining.