Burtonsville: Small Town Offers Flexibility for the Commuter

When I used to see the sign for Burtonsville on I-95 about a decade or so ago (or even now, to be honest), I couldn’t help but think of Burkittsville … as in “The Blair Witch Project.” You know, getting-lost-in-the-woods-we’re-all-gonna-die-Burkittsville!

Thankfully, that was just a movie, and Burtonsville in Montgomery County, Md., isn’t Burkittsville at all. Indeed, it’s somewhere you might actually like to rent an apartment. (Burkittsville has presumably had a hard time living down that movie, so no offense. But, I’m still not going in those woods!)

Burtonsville is named after Isaac Burton, who became the area’s first postmaster back in the 19th century. These days, Burtonsville is a popular destination for Montgomery County residents who want to commute to Washington, D.C., for work but still want to live in a small town. In fact, it’s virtually equidistant to the nation’s capital and Baltimore, giving the commuter some extra flexibility.

Burtonsville is a quaint town alright, and once you live there, you can take part in the Burtonsville Day Celebration & Festival. Among the activities, you’ll find a pre-festival parade, basketball tournament, live music, face painting for the kids, a pet show and an auto show.

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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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