Gaithersburg, Maryland 

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National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Gaithersburg, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Gaithersburg, MD Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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Country: United States
State: Maryland
County: Montgomery County
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: Gaithersburg
Zip Codes: 20878 20877 20879 20899
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Gaithersburg is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gaithersburg jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Gaithersburg's cost of living is 25.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Gaithersburg's Cost of Living

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In the last Presidential election, Montgomery county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 78.6% to 19.0%. More Voting Stats

Gaithersburg's population is 67,417 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 15.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 33.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Gaithersburg is Real Estate: $366,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.2%.

Gaithersburg public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Gaithersburg. More Education

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Housing Market in Gaithersburg

It's a good time to buy in Gaithersburg. Home Appreciation is up 2.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Gaithersburg is $366,600.

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Reviews for Gaithersburg   10 Reviews
Friendly, safe, convenient but... - 6/25/2018
We recently sold our family home of 20+ years in Potomac, MD and moved just down the road to Gaithersburg. We have nothing but good things to say about the people... Read More

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Close to DC - 3/1/2015
The city of Gaithersburg offers all of the employment opportunities of being within commuting range of D.C. without the congestion. Homes are more affordable and you... Read More

Planning "Goodbye" to Maryland -- all of it! - 9/1/2013
The state has the potential to be a great place to live ... but that 'Reality’ is just slipping away. The current leadership has done a really bang-up job creating so... Read More

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