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Washington DC Suburbs
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The Washington, DC area has a wide diversity of neighborhoods - from urban communities bustling with activity to family-friendly suburban communities to quiet rural areas with lots of green space. I've put together a guide to the neighborhoods of the Washington DC Region provides information about demographics, public transportation, major attractions, events, community resources and much more.
Washington, DC is not only the home to the federal government, but is also a vibrant city where people live, work and play. The city is known for its monuments and museums, national landmarks, cultural events, musical and theatrical entertainment and sporting events. The District of Columbia has a population of about 640,000 however, with the surrounding suburbs the metropolitan area has a population of more than 5.3 million making it the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the country.
Because of its proximity to the nation’s capital, Montgomery County is considered a suburb of Washington, D.C. Homes in the county, one of Maryland’s most affluent and populous, accommodate nearly one million residents. The county is accessible by the Red line of the Metro and is served by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Several desirable neighborhoods are located in Montgomery County, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and Bethesda.
Prince George's County, also considered a suburb of Washington D.C., is a county located immediately North East and South of Washington, D.C. It is home to Andrews Air Force Base, FedEx Field, The University of Maryland and the National Harbor. Prince George's County is easily accessible by the Green, Yellow and Orange lines of the Metro. Some of the sought after neighborhoods in Prince George's County are; Bowie, College Park, Historic Greenbelt, Laurel and Upper Marlboro.
For many D.C. commuters, Montgomery County and Prince George's County both represents the perfect combination of suburban charm and big city amenities....