Gaithersburg is a city located northwest of Rockville off I-270. In the late 1700s, Gaithersburg was the site of a small agricultural community that was known as Log Town. The name was changed in the mid 1800s to Gaithersburg after Benjamin Gaither, whose family owned a considerable amount of the area’s land.
Quality of Life:
Gaithersburg is a suburban community. There are several large shopping centers that feature a variety of retail stores and commercial services. Residents are part of an active community. There are several golf courses and numerous parks, such as Seneca Creek State Park, that reflect Gaithersburg’s agricultural past and preservationist attitude.
Red Line metro at Shady Grove; I-270 runs north to Germantown and south to I-495. There is MARC service available as well. I-370 runs east to west. Other major arteries include Shady Grove Road, Darnestown Road, Great Seneca Highway, Quince Orchard Road, and Frederick Avenue.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 30 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 35 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 45 miles.