Welcome to Potomac
A secluded and suburban neighborhood set along the winding Potomac River.
If you’re looking for a serene escape from city life in Washington, DC, look no further than Potomac, Maryland. Situated just 14 miles west of the city, this suburban neighborhood is perfect for a slower-paced lifestyle. With its luxurious real estate and sprawling green space, Potomac is primarily a residential area but has plenty of dining and shopping options. With its proximity to the Potomac River and ample green space, this area is also the best spot for outdoor recreation.
What to Love
- The quiet neighborhoods.
- Family-friendly atmosphere.
- An abundance of outdoor activities.
This small city has about 52,000 residents, many of whom are commuters who favor the single-home streets and large yards over tight city living. Transportation is accessible, and all major business districts are located within 15 miles. Major highways are just a few minutes away from the neighborhood. Residents enjoy relaxing in the quiet areas and green spaces scattered throughout town and spending time at local eateries and independent businesses.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
There are many dining options in the Potomac area, Renato’s at River Falls
being a local favorite. They serve Italian, Mediterranean, and seafood options and proudly hold several award-winning achievements from their 25 years of service. Hunter’s Bar and Grill
, owned by brothers Fred and Murray Berman, has been in business since 1978. This classic restaurant offers one of the most extensive wine listings in the Potomac area and is one of the most romantic spots for a classy evening out.
Offering a Sunday brunch buffet and live music, The Normandie Farm Restaurant
is the place to book for parties and family events. They serve rustic French cuisine and are famous for their popovers
. Looking for the best spot for pizza? Try Potomac Pizza
, in business since the ‘70s and known for their fresh ingredients and specialty pies.
Locals frequent the Potomac Village Shopping Center for shopping opportunities, which has everything from top designer brands to independent shops and the Potomac French Market
for antiques and home decor.
Things to Do
From annual festivals to outdoor recreation, residents have plenty to do in Potomac. Serb Fest
celebrates Serbian culture with food, music, and dancing at the St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church of the Potomac. The Swedish Festival and Bazaar offers traditional Scandinavian food and music and a smorgasbord lunch annually in June at St. James Episcopal Church.
For the outdoor enthusiast (or those who simply want to take a scenic stroll in the park), visit the Billy Goat Trail
and Great Falls Park. The four-mile trail is divided into three sections based on difficulty and follows a path between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Great Falls Park is part of the National Park Service and is located between Potomac and Fairfax, Virginia. This 800-acre park includes one of the oldest canals in the country.
There are several high-achieving schools in the Potomac area. A few of these schools include: