Pastoral Beauty

Potomac

Potomac, Maryland is an expansive place, known for its pastoral beauty and eye-popping luxury real estate. Ideally located along the Potomac River and close to the Washington, DC border, the town extends north and east, covering more than 26 square miles. The very size of it translates well for homeowners, as lot sizes tend to be extremely generous. Yet with all the land and the sprawling estates, Potomac is also a vibrant community offering lots to do and see, with fun pockets of shops and restaurants, not to mention lots of golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities.

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Potomac Real Estate Stats

Average Price $2.9M
Lowest Price $1M
Highest Price $34.9M
Total Listings 116
Avg. Price/SQFT $396

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Potomac Luxury Real Estate

The real estate market in Potomac is dominated by detached single-family homes, with a smaller segment of upscale condos and townhouses. As one of the wealthiest and most educated towns in the country, there is no lack of prestigious properties, with prices soaring into eight figure territory.

Custom-built stone manors reflect a variety of architectural designs, including Georgian, Mediterranean, English Country, French Normandy, and Arts and Crafts. But there are older homes as well, reflecting traditional Colonial Revival, and Victorian farmhouse styles from the town’s early crossroads history. You’ll also find exquisite examples of modernist design. It’s all part of a gracious and inviting landscape.

More About Potomac, MD

The riverside shores and country streams of Potomac were once home to the Algonquin Indian tribe. Over time, colonial farmers moved in. But it wasn’t until the 1930s that the town began to shift in a residential manner. The Great Depression motivated farmers to sell their acreage at rock bottom prices. At the same time, wealthy Washington, DC equestrian enthusiasts were heading north on day trips, searching for areas suitable for English hunt riding that would be closer than traditional Virginia countryside locations. Developers soon began snatching up farms and building weekend retreats.

The population grew at an unhurried pace, from the hunt club set with their multi-acre estates to ordinary folks who welcomed the region’s post-war economic opportunities. Merchants opened up stores along River Road. The sheer geographic size of the town played nicely into the gradual residential expansion. Today, homeowners in Potomac continue to enjoy idyllic surroundings, including the many local parks, streams, and hiking trails, as well as places to hit the links such as the Falls Road Golf Course, TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm, and the Congressional Country Club. Location is also a plus, with Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and DC all nearby.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Potomac, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass at 202-798-3600.


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Potomac, MD FAQ’s

Q: What is the price range of luxury real estate in Potomac, Maryland?

A: Luxury homes often start around $1.5 million, including condos, townhouses, and single-family houses. Prices for houses can climb as high $10 million or more, with lots of choices in-between.

Q: As a buyer, would I be able to find large lot sizes in Potomac?

A: Yes, it is quite common to find luxury homes with lots of outdoor space. Many, but not all, luxury properties are in excess of an acre.

Q: How far is Potomac, MD from downtown Washington, DC?

A: Potomac, Maryland in Montgomery County, covers more than 26 square miles. As a result, it is difficult to give an accurate general distance. However, starting at the corner of River Road and Falls Road, the distance to downtown DC is about 13 miles.


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