Potomac is located about 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. and is named for the river it borders. But Potomac real estate is not just for water-lovers. Because of the area’s rolling hills and large lots, many Potomac real estate owners are also horse owners; the suburb has many equestrian-related organizations. All forms of recreation, however, can be enjoyed at the popular and scenic Great Falls National Park, part of which is located on Potomac real estate.
Potomac real estate is home to some of the state’s – and the nation’s – wealthiest neighborhoods, such as Falconhurst, Bradley Farms, Palatine, and the golf community of Avenel. The most affluent homes are tucked in and around Potomac Village, a local shopping district featuring upscale shops and restaurants. But all Potomac real estate is considered desirable, and large, single-family, million-dollar homes dominate the area. Many Potomac real estate owners are, in fact, retirees, who appreciate the proximity of Washington, D.C. but prefer the natural beauty of this picturesque suburb. But commuters are also drawn to Potomac real estate; several professional athletes, CEOs, and members of the media are area residents.