Germantown is in Montgomery County, Maryland. Germantown is situated 20 miles southeast of Frederick, 53 miles west of Baltimore, and 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Although the majority of early residents in the area were of Scottish and English descent, many of the shops in the area's first commercial center were owned by a group of German immigrants, hence the name Germantown. Germantown has increased in population since the 1970s and is today a large and urbanized locale.
The BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown brings quality performances, visual and arts programs to the community. Another Germantown attraction is the Seneca Schoolhouse. Established in 1865, the one-room schoolhouse is a reminder of the early days of public education and now serves as a museum and teaching facility.
Germantown is an affordable city in Montgomery County, yet it's still considered part of the D.C. metro area. Germantown is 32 miles from Washington DC.
It was designed around two man-made lakes and contains a wide range of housing.
Germantown was named as one of the Best Places to Live by CNN Money.
Some neighborhoods in Germantown are the Ashmore, The Colony, Farmingdale, Cloppers Mill West, Darnestown Knolls, Pleasant Fields, Stoneridge, Riverstone, Cloverleaf, Rive Gauche, Germantown Estates, Gunners View and Lake, Waters House, Kingsview Ridge, Willow Cove, Liberty Hollow, Seneca Highlands and Fountain Hills. Blunt Commons, Brandermill, Chadswood, Eton Place and Square, Fox Chapel, Greenfields, Middlebrook Commons, Milestone, Neelsville Estates, Scenery Pointe, Seneca Crossing and Wexford.
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