Potomac came in at No. 11 out of 251 communities.
Niche.com took several factors into consideration to arrive at the rankings, such as: the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, diversity, nightlife, walkability, weather, employment statistics and access to amenities.
Researchers gave Potomac: A+ in public schools; A+ in good for families; B+ in diversity; B in nightlife and B in housing. The population is 45,882 and the estimated median home value is $889,100.
A current Potomac resident said: “Potomac is a great town to live in. Since it is only a short drive from Washington, DC, you get all the opportunities of a big city while still getting the small town feeling by living in Potomac. From Potomac Village with a mom-and-pop hardware store, to the easily accessible bustling capitol city, Potomac is a unique town as well as community to be a part of. The proximity to Washington, DC, has created a lot of diversity, since a lot of people in Potomac work in Washington. People from all walks of life live in my town, creating numerous cultural events year round.”
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