Rockville

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Rockville

Type of City and Homes Available: The city of Rockville, seat and fourth largest city of Montgomery County, was established in 1801 and incorporated in 1860.

It was formerly known as Hungerford's Tavern, a Colonial hosteliy from which was sounded one of the first calls to freedom from British rule in 1774. About one-third of Rockville's residents work for the city or for county or Federal government, the National Institutes of Health.

the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Naval Hospital or the Defense Mapping Agency, all of which are within easy commuting distance. Route 1-270 goes through the city, making the trip to Washington fast.

The Rockville area housing market is dominated by mature detached resales. Single family homes range from $125,000 to $750,000. Townhouses range from $110,000 to $400,000, condos from $75,000 to $350,000. Apartments range from $700 to $1,500 per month.

Tax Situation: Homes are assessed at 40%/$100 of fair market value. Public Transportation: Rockville is served by Metrorail's Red Line, which provides service to D.C. and Va. Stations are at Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint; MARC commuter Rail, B&0 passenger service; transport provided elderly. Metrobus service to Silver Spring and Friendship Heights Metro Stations. Local RIDE-ON.

Public Facilities and Services: Electricity, gas, water and sewer to entire city. Trash coUected twice weekly, with weekly large-item collection and one-time move-in/move-out collections; recycling collection. 36 officer city police force with support from the Montgomery County police district stations.


4 fire stations (each with 1 ambulance), 1 mobile intensive care vehicle, 100 career and 187 volunteer firefighters. Two county libraries in Rockville.

Research "Info CONNECT" services (fee based), business information center, government information legal center, partial federal book depository. Rockville Regional Library (301) 217-3800 with 150,000 volume telephone reference serving entire county (301) 217-4636. CD-Rom Access Network of Data Bases on a variety of business and government subjects.

Twinbrook Community Library (301) 279-1980 with 72,500 volumes has special job informa- tion center open 48 hours per week. Pre-school storyrime during school year.

The Aspen Hill Community Library (301) 871-2094 has 90,000 volumes. All are also accessible by Dial Access at (301) 217-3906. Kids summer quiet reading program; friends of the library sponsors author/book series. Information: (301) 871-2094. The Municipal District Court House and Judiciary Plaza are in RockviUe also, as are the Council office building and the Executive Office Building.

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

Private and Parochial Schools: 3 Catholic (1-8), 1 Catholic high, 1 Catholic (7-12), 32 nursery and kindergarten, 4 private, 2 Jewish, 4 special education.

Colleges: Montgomery College, 2-year credit, interest and transfer courses, wtih more than 50 technical education programs; U. Md. adult education classes at Shady Grove and Montgomery College, Johns Hopkins Continuing Education program. Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Center at Shady Grove Life Science Center.

Places ofWorship: 2 A.M.E. Zion, I Assembly of God, 14 Baptist, I Buddhist, 3 Catholic, 3 Charismanc, 1 ChristianScience, 5 Church of Christ, 2 Church of God, I Disciples of Christ, I Episcopal, I Free Methodist, 2 Independent, I Jehovah's .

Witnesses, I Latter Day Saints, 4 Lutheran, 4 Methodist, I Nazarene, 4 Non-Denominarional, 8 Presbyterian, I Seventh-Day Advenrist, 3 Synagogues, I Unitarian, I United Church of Christ, I Wesleyan.

Organizations: American Association of University Women, American Legion and Women's Auxiliajy, Beta Sigma Phi, B'nai B'rith (Men & Women's), Business and Professional Women's Club, Chamber of Commerce, Civitan, Dandy Lions, DAR, DAV, Democradc Club, Elks, Eastern Star.

Garden Club, Golden Age Group, Hadassah, Inner Wheel, lzaak Walton League, Jaycees, Junior Women's Club, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, League of Women Voters, Lions, Montgomery County Historical Society, Montgomery Light Opera Association, Moose, NAACP, National Organization For Women, Older Women's League, Optimists, Peerless, Rockville) Inc., Republican Club, Retired Persons Club, Rockville Little Theatre, Rotary, United Church Women, VFW.

Recreational Facilities: The city operates extensive recreation and parks programs) using nearly 700 acres of parkland) 50 park areas, including 28 playgrounds, with 60 athletic fields (2 lighted sports complexes 1 primarily for adults), 22 outdoor basketball court, 13 supervised programs for summer playgrounds, 24 tot lots, 5 community cen- ters and I public golf course. Also 34 tennis courts (15 lighted), Rockville Municipal Swim Center, located on 34 acres ofparkland, has indoor/outdoor pools, health & fitness center (membership fees).

Mixed adult sports leagues. Boys' baseball and football Soccer for boys and girls, Basketball and softball for men, women, boys, and girls there are 17 privately operated neighborhood pools. Other programs include volleyball, track, golf, music and drama, arts and crafts and outdoor adventure trips.

Cultural arts programs include the Rockville Concert Band, Rockville Community Chorus, and the Civic Ballet. Rockville Arts Place is a community art gallery and studio for resident artists. Preschool activities program for 3-5 year-olds called "Creative Carousel." During the summer various day camp programs are offered along with nature outings and field trips. Programs are available for kindergarten through senior citizens.

Classes in ceramics, aerobics, sewing, cooking, gymnastics, ballet, and many others. The Rockville Civic Center Mansion, a magnificent antebellum home, features the 500-seat F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre which is used by community theatrical groups and professional touring companies.

Redgate Municipal Golf Course is an 18-hole par 72 course. There are 21 senior citizen clubs and the RockviUe Senior Center provides classes, meeting places, hot lunches, seminars, movies, woodworking, fitness, etc. Town Center features entertainment, craft shows, farmers markets from May-October. Information: (301) 309-3340.

Medical Facilities: Shady Grove Hospital, with 253 beds, is in the Rockville-Gaithersburg area. Chestnut lodge and Psychiatric Institute of Montgomery County are major psychiatric hospitals in Rockville. Numerous physicians and dentists, group health plan, county clinics, Commission for Women Counseling and Career Center. Montgomery County Medical Society is headquartered here: (301) 963-3100. Four nursing homes, 1 senior center, 1 senior lunch program.

Shopping: Shopping areas of every size and variety are located along RockviUe Pike, including 129 stores and boutiques at White Flint Mall. Montgomery Mall in Bethesda located nearby.




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