As its name may suggest, a large part of this community is nestled along the banks of the Potomac River. Potomac, MD is located just outside the Capital Beltway. It mirrors Great Falls to the southwest. In the 18th century, Potomac was a rural farming community better known as Offutt’s Crossroads. Offutt’s Crossroads grew in size after the Civil War and in 1880, a name change was requested and Potomac was “born.” Potomac experienced much of the same suburban growth that spread from the District in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Quality of Life:
Potomac is a community of convenience and comfort. D.C. is only 15 miles away. Broad streets and mature trees line expansive lots dotted with attractive single-family residences. It is a welcomed breath of fresh air from the congestion of the regions more urban centers. Potomac is home to Great Falls National Park and several golf courses. The scenic C & O Canal is a haven for runners, walkers and bikers. Potomac Village is the focal point of Potomac. Located at the intersections of Falls Road and River Road, Potomac Village features upscale shops, businesses and restaurants.
I-495 runs north and south. Clara Barton Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard hug the Potomac. River Road and Falls Road intersect at Potomac Place Shopping Center.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 20 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 25 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 50 miles.