A great city for young professionals and families
Rockville is a mix of areas with apartments and nearby restaurants and retail shopping that attracts young professionals. But other areas are little neighborhoods where homes have been remodeled and updated, close to community pools and schools and within a mile or so of retail and grocery amenities -- attracting young families with children. By appealing to all demographics, Rockville is a great city to start out in as well as raise a family. Its proximity to the city is convenient for work but its distance from DC also gives it a little calmer atmosphere with a great amount of history.
Rockville's neighbors are Gaithersburg, MD, to the north and Bethesda, MD, to the south. Located near several Metro stops, Rockville/Twinbrook, Grosvenor, Shady Grove, White Flint, it's got easy access by Metro rail as well as easy access to the Capital Beltway and the main thorough fares of Wisconsin Avenue and Connecticut Avenue. The MARC Train is also close enough to use into DC's Union Station.
Landmarks & scenes:
As a city whose history dates back to the 1700s, Rockville is full of historic landmarks, but has also embraced its future and grown into a modern city.
Food & Drink:
From Benjarong Thai Restaurant on Rockville Pike to Argentinian El Patio on Randolph Rd, and Clyde’s American Restaurant at Tower Oaks Lodge there are many diverse restaurants from which to choose.
The expanse of Rockville Pike has everything from Giant Food grocery to the upscale Balducci's. Several small shopping centers dot the Pike with retails shops and other discount stores. But there area also specialty shops such as Hardwood Artisans, Kaboodle Home Gallery and Penzy's Spice Company.
You can watch the Freestate Roller Derby Club or catch a live performance at the Rockville Civic Center. Rockville Town Center has a variety of activities and events all year long to keep you busy as well.
sports & outdoors:
There are 24 Bikeshare stations in Rockville, There are bike trails along the old railway lines. There is the John Hayes Memorial Park to explore or catch a baseball game at Dogwood Park or take your dog to the Rockville dog park.
Arts & Culture:
Full of options for education in the arts as well as numerous theater performances in the area, Rockville offers a lot of variety.
Rockville Town Center on Maryland Avenue, hosts Family nights such as Wednesday night Kids specials for free ice cream at and special events at Dawson's Market Stage. Thursday summer nights feature Movies on the Square at the Town Center. The bike trails are a great family pass time, too.