Potomac

“Beverly Hills” of Montgomery County, Maryland

Potomac is a census-designated place in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, named after the nearby Potomac River. Potomac’s geographical focal point is Potomac Village, a small cluster of shops and businesses at the intersection of Maryland State Highway 189 (Falls Road) and Maryland State Highway 190 (River Road). The median income for a household in the CDP was 187,568 in 2017 dollars, Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $78,442 for females. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cold winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Potomac has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated “Cfa” on climate maps.

The land that is now Potomac Village was first settled by Edward Offutt in 1714 after he was granted a 600-acre land grant “Clewerwell” by Lord Baltimore. By the turn of the 20th century, Potomac experienced a period of growth. Thomas Perry, an operator of a nearby general store, built a house on the corner of Falls and River Roads in 1902. More residential structures were built on the northern section of Falls Road throughout the 1920s and 1930s. During the 1950s, Potomac was one of many communities in Montgomery County to experience suburbanization. Potomac quickly transformed from a rural farming community to a suburban community from the mid- to late 20th century.

source: wikipedia.org

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In 2013, CNNMoney listed Potomac as the most affluent town with more than 25,000 residents in the United States, based on median household income. Potomac is also the seventh-most top-educated American small town according to Forbes. Bloomberg Businessweek labeled Potomac as the twenty-ninth-richest zip code in the United States in 2011, stating that it had the largest population of any U.S. town with a median income of more than $240,000. In 2012, The Higley Elite 100 published a list of highest-income neighborhoods by mean household income, which included four neighborhoods in Potomac; one of these neighborhoods, "Carderock-The Palisades" was ranked the highest-income neighborhood in the United States, followed by "Beverly Hills-North of Sunset" in Beverly Hills, California and "Swinks Mill-Dominion Reserve" of McLean, Virginia. More recently, two Potomac neighborhoods were ranked among the ten wealthiest neighborhoods in the country by CNBC in 2014. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Potomac was the sixth-wealthiest city in the United States. Many Potomac residents work in nearby Washington, D.C.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
5 Stone Mill Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Bells Mill Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
5 Potomac Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Wayside Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Cold Spring Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Beverly Farms Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 Cabin John Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 Quince Orchard High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
5 Winston Churchill High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A The Heights School 3Rd Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Connelly School Of The Holy Child 6th Grade - 12th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A St. Raphael School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Potomac Glen Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Georgetown Hill Early School - Bells Mills Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Mclean School Of Maryland Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Washington Hebrew Congregation Rjw Ecc Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Ivymount School 2Nd Grade - 9th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Geneva Day School Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Beth Sholom Congregation Learning Center Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A The Bullis School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.
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