Located north of Bethesda along the Potomac River, Potomac is often characterized by its multimillionaire dollar homes and its 47,000 highly educated residents. In Fact, CNN Money lists the town as the fourth richest in the entire nation and Forbes ranks it the seventh most educated zip code (20854) in the US.
Though the median home price in the area is roughly $750,000, it is not abnormal to see price tags above $8 million. The single family homes in Potomac are typified by large lots and green lawns. Due to this reputation, notable DC real estate blog Urban Turf describes Potomac as a “suburb on steroids.”
As a result of Potomac’s more secluded location, dining, commercial and public transportation options are limited. The small colonial style Potomac Village represents the heart of Potomac with a cluster of grocery stores, small businesses and restaurants, but most residents take to the road for work, dining and shopping.
Educationally, Potomac receives a perfect score of 10 according to Greatschools.org. Public high school Winston Churchill consistently ranks among the nation’s top schools. In addition, well known private institutions such as The Bullis School, St. Andrews Episcopal School and The Connelly School of the Holy Child have their campuses in Potomac.