- Posted January 6, 2013 by
Poolesville, Maryland, a Best Place to Live
Looking for a highly livable small town that still has access to civilation? Try Poolesville, MD (est. pop. 5000) located 33 miles northwest of Washington D.C. The town hosts a variety of professional, retail, and agricultural businesses and is a bedroom community to surrounding cities of Washington, D.C., Frederick, Germantown, Gaithersburg, as well, Leesburg, VA, all offering solid job markets.
For the homebuyer in the D.C. area looking for a lower priced market, Poolesville offers a mix of town houses, single family homes, farms, and estates located near an abundance of city parks, golf courses, an outdoor County swimming center, Polo Center, and the C&O Canal National Historic Park where you find boaters, hikers, and bicyclists. Regarding schools, Poolesville has the best in Maryland. For the second year in a row, the high school, a magnet school, was ranked #1 in Maryland.
Agriculture is an important part of Poolesville’s economy and offers access to quality, local fruits and vegetables, and nearby wineries, while the rural roads are home to weekend peloton’s of cyclists that meet in the morning at the high school parking lot, ride, and then enjoy an après-ride at Bassets the local restaurant and pub.
Whalen Commons, the town’s central plaza, is an important meeting place for local politics, Spring Fest, Poolesville Day in September, and the December Holiday light up.
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