Potomac

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Potomac

Type of Community and Homes Available: Potomac has experienced very rapid growth during the last decade, yet there is still much open countly and many large estates have resisted subdivision. Trim, white board fences crisscross the countryside. This is near hunt country, local stores can provide everything you need.

Several new subdivisions offer large single family homes from $350,000 to over $3,000,000. Resale homes sell from $275,000 to over 3 million. Townhouses $200,000 to $600,000. Rentals are available at $1,500 to $4,000 per month.

Tax Situation: Property assessed at 40%/$100 of fair market value.

Public Transportation: Metrorail's Red Line provides rail service to nearby Rockville and Bethesda. Metrobus service along Falls Road to Friendship Heights Metro Station in Bethesda. County RIDE-ON minibus serves some areas ofPotomac.Public Facilities and Services: Police protection from county barracks in nearby Rockville and Bethesda; fire protection by career firefighters and volunteers firom 2 stations.

Utilities to all newly developed areas. Refuse collection by private companies. Library has approximately 75,000 volumes, quiet, glass enclosed study room, microcomputers, typewriters for public use, children's story sessions and family programs; Book/Author Series for adults, books and tapes available on request. Library information: (301) 897-2212, Davis Library (in Bethesda) has special needs library, large print, booktapes, computers for people with learning disabilities (301) 897-2212.

Public Schools: Information: (301) 279-3700.

Private and Parochial Schools: I Catholic (K-8), I Catholic (9-12), 5 private, I German, I non-sectarian (N-6), 3 Montessori, 6 nursery-kindergarten.

Places of Worship: I Baha'i, I Buddhist, 2 Catholic, I Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2 Episcopal, I Greek Orthodox, I Islam, I Lutheran, 3 Methodist, I Presbyterian, 3 Synagogues.

Organizations: American Field Service, Art League, Beta Sigma Phi, B'nai B'rith (Men and Women), Business and Professional Women, Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Association, 4-H, Garden Club, Homeowners Association, lzaak Walton League, Jaycees, League of Women Voters, Lions, Pony Club, Potomacites, Rotary, Republican Club, Scouts.

Recreational Facilities: Great Falls Park area; Falls Road Golf Course (public), 18 holes with pro shop and cart rentals, is situated in Potomac. County park facilities include: 8 playgrounds, I recreation center, 12 neighborhood parks with various facilities (including Potomac H horse Center riding stables), and Cabin John regional park, with picnic sites, shelters, playing fields, and tennis courts, a miniature train, campsites and hiking trails, ice rink, 6 indoor tennis courts (for public rental).

Locust Grove Nature center accessible with trails activities for children/adults. Seasonal sports programs, instructional and league competition in 6 sports are extensive, all ages, men and women.

Arts and crafts, after school for youths, evening for adults at schools. C&0 Canal towpath for hikers. C&0 Canal new observation deck over falls accessible for people using wheelchairs. 4 teen clubs at area junior high schools.

Community and family special events, trips and tours. Open Gym in some schools and all community centers during winter weekends and holidays. Summer county recreation programs, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 5 days a week at 14 area elementary schools. 18 summer day camp programs for ages 5-12. Pre-school activities program for ages 3-5 ("Creative Carousel"). Information: (301) 983-4467.

The Potomac Community Center offers a wide variety of activities and services for all ages. Information: (301 ) 983-4471.

Medical Facilities: Medical center at Potomac; nearest hospital at Bethesda, about 6 miles; many doctors live here; few practice here. Several dentists.

Shopping: 2 shopping centers, Potomac Village and Cabin John. Montgomery Mall in nearby Bethesda.




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