Montgomery Village Impresses with Location, Leisure Activities

Beaver biting a tree stem

Chew love: Montgomery Village’s beaver policy aims to “promote tolerance and understanding” of the critters and their tree-felling activities.

Montgomery Village is located about 25 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and just a bit farther southeast of Frederick. With a population of 37,694 (as per the 2006-08 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimate) and suitably close to the big city – as well as comfortably distant – Montgomery Village offers the apartment renter the best of both worlds.

This posh little village is actually a planned community with roots going back to 1962, with the Montgomery Village Foundation officially filing its Articles of Incorporation in 1966 as construction was under way. People moved in the next year, and in 1970, the foundation received its nonprofit status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

So, what does Montgomery Village offer these days, you ask? The town’s list of  leisure activities is impressive:

  • You’ll find four community centers, seven pools, 22 tennis courts and 18 recreation areas.
  • The town offers a natural amphitheater, nature center and a public works center.
  • Golfers will want to check out the Montgomery Village Golf Club, though it’s a private affair for members only.
  • There’s also an art show, Independence Day celebration, ball fields, concerts and walking tours of Milton M. Kaufman Park.

Curiously enough, the town is crawling with beavers, so much so that they have an official Montgomery Village Foundation Beaver Conflict Resolution Policy. The reason for the beavers is another Montgomery Village highlight: Lake Whetstone, where you can rent one of 13 boats from May through September.

For essentials and food, there’s the Village Shopping Center, which houses a Giant, CVS and some smaller stores. For anything bigger, at the entrance to the Village is Lakeforest Mall. While technically located in Gaithersburg, the mall is less than a mile away and features Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Sears and JCPenney. And, of course, a quick jump onto D.C.-area artery I-270 puts you within reach of mercantile heaven.

Apartment Showcase is a wonderful resource for more information.

Scott D

Scott D

Scott is a local writer and has been with the Apartment Showcase blog since its inception in 2010.

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