New homes in Gaithersburg, MD are located only 20 miles away from the heart of Washington D.C. As a former agricultural town, it’s a highly-coveted suburb of the greater metro area with its small-town feel, greenery and vibrant Old Town district making it the perfect place to settle and call home.
A Quick History of Gaithersburg, MD
Initially called Log Town, Gaithersburg was a small agricultural settlement that didn’t become incorporated as a city until 1878. Things changed drastically when a railroad was built in the early 1870s to connect Gaithersburg to Washington D.C.
The railroad brought people who wanted to spend the weekend away from the busy city and provided local farmers with a way of shipping produce to a new market.
Gaithersburg has retained that quaint feel while still being conveniently located near the entertainment of the larger Washington DC metro area (which you can access via I-270).
What To Do in Gaithersburg
Those with new homes in Gaithersburg should check out the Gaithersburg Community Museum, an essential stop to learn more about the city’s history and the role the railroad played in shaping its development.
For those who enjoy fashion and casual dining, the RIO lakefront is the place to go. You can catch a movie or shop at one of the mall’s 40+ stores before checking out the lakefront activities.
Old Town Gaithersburg is your destination for food and drinks with local favorites like the Old Town Cafe and Don Jorge’s Mexican Restaurant. For more of that small-town feel, Germantown is a nearby spot with even more restaurants to explore.
Gaithersburg offers plenty in terms of leisure and entertainment too, with the Water Park at Bohrer Park or the Sky Zone Trampoline Park, a popular amusement center for family fun with its Ninja Warrior course. You can also catch a show at the Theater at the Arts Barn.
And for the adventurer in you, the many parks and playgrounds of the city are ideal for getting out and staying active. Options include the Observatory Park, Travis Park and the Washington Square Neighborhood Park, just to name a few. The Potomac River is also only a few miles away for those who enjoy kayaking or canoeing.
Whatever their preference, Gaithersburg offers versatile experiences and activities for everyone to enjoy.
New Craftmark Homes in Gaithersburg
Craftmark Homes at Crown East boasts everything this thriving neighborhood has to offer. With four-level grand elevator townhomes in a highly walkable location and a host of amenities like an outdoor pool, clubhouse, tennis courts and so much more, Crown East is the ideal place to call home. Plus, Craftmark is the only builder here to offer such luxuries like an ENERGY STAR® certified townhome with its own personal elevator.
Craftmark Homes is also building stunning single family estate homes at Darnestown Station in the Ancient Oak West area, north of Muddy Branch Park. You’ll find lots to love with our remarkably spacious floor plans, plenty of greenery, and exciting nearby amenities like the Lakeforest Mall or the Quince Orchard Marketplace.
And finally, Craftmark’s newest 55+ Active Adult community, The Village at Cabin Branch allows you to indulge in beautiful wooded scenery, stylish living spaces, and a wealth of on-site amenities for your age-in-place lifestyle. Our new elevator townhomes are close to Clarksburg Premium Outlets and offer easy access to many commuter routes and nearby attractions.
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