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Montgomery County is located in the central region of the state of Maryland. Montgomery county is considered an inner Washington DC suburban county. The largest community in the county is the CDP of Germantown. The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville. The county is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is known by the nickname MoCo and the county motto is “Gardez Bien” which, when translated, means “watch well” and is the motto of the Montgomery family. The county has a wonderful subtropical climate featuring four distinct seasons of the year.

The county spans 507 square miles, 491 square miles of land and 16 square miles of water. In 2016, the population was 1,043,863 and the population density was 2,126 people per square mile. It is among the most affluent counties in the United States and was ranked the 10th richest in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine in 2011. In 2010, the median household income was $93,373, the median family income was $111,737 and the per capita income was $47,310. According to the county’s comprehensive annual financial reports from 2014, the top six employers in the county were the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Public Schools, the U.S. Department of Defense, Montgomery County, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Adventist Healthcare.

The first known inhabitants of the area were native Algonquin, Susquehannock and Seneca tribes. The first Europeans to visit the area were likely English explorers including John Smith. The early European settlers to the area were primarily English and Scottish immigrants in approximately 1715, as well as some German settlers from Pennsylvania. Settlers in the area were involved in the protests against British taxation that led up to the Revolutionary War. After the Revolution, the area flourish and grew and by 1790 the county was home to approximately 18,000 people. In 1855, railroads began to make their way through the area including a branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. This branch provided a route between the community of Point of Rocks, Maryland to the new U.S. capital of Washington, D.C. After the arrival of the railroad, the county continued to grow and flourish.

The youth of the county is primarily educated by the schools of the Montgomery County Public School System. The county also features a wonderful public library system with 23 locations. The county hosts a variety of events through the year like the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Public transportation in the county is provided by WMATA’s Metro bus Service, Amtrak, MARC commuter rail service, Red line, Washington Metro and more. The county is home to the Montgomery County Airpark. The county is crossed by several major roadways like I-270, I-370, I-495 and others. Homes for sale range from cozy cottages perfect for singles and couples up through sprawling historic homes perfect for a growing family. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums and townhouses and more for rent or lease. To find the home of your dreams in Montgomery County, call local real estate agent (insert name here) today at (insert number here).

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      Montgomery County Schools

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