Neighboring our country’s capital of Washington, D.C. is Montgomery County in Maryland. Encompassing 507.6 miles and a population of 1,030,447 residents, Montgomery County is the most populous county in Maryland. Furthermore, the area draws in more than seven million visitors on an annual basis. The County Seat is Rockville.
The residents of Montgomery County are among some of the highest educated in America. The county is home to several businesses and corporations, as well as health and medical research facilities and government agencies.
The Montgomery County Public School System is hailed as one of the best school systems in the country, and the largest school district in Maryland, consisting of 204 schools. Montgomery County Public School System earned the status of the best public school system in America for five consecutive years. Additionally, there are multiple private schools throughout the area. Montgomery County also offers a variety of respected colleges and universities.
There are 23 libraries throughout the Montgomery County Public Library system, each fostering education through books, workshops, classes, and special events in addition to entertainment.
Montgomery County is comprised of a diverse variety of quaint small towns and vibrant cities with an eclectic array of architectural styles. Forbes, in 2011, ranked Montgomery County as one of the ten richest counties in the United States. Median household income is around $98,000 per year, with home values averaging around $474,900.
Montgomery County provides public transportation through “Ride On” bus service as well as three passenger rail systems. Residents are also in proximity to three major airports.
The area receives approximately 43 inches of rain per year and 18 inches of snow. Winter low temperatures are around 26 degrees with summer highs of around 88 degrees.
There are over 200 miles of trails and paths, parklands, and outdoor adventures throughout the county, including nine public golf courses.
With a strong focus on art and culture coupled with education and a healthy workforce, Montgomery County is a fabulous place to raise a family.
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