Olney no longer resembles the sleepy rural crossroads village of the 1700s. It is located in the north central part of Montgomery County, twenty miles north of Washington, D.C. While the intersection of Maryland Routes 108 and 97 (George Avenue) still form the town’s commercial core, the present Olney is home to more than 250 businesses and more than 30,000 residents. Numerous clusters of houses, townhouses and condominiums radiate in all directions from the main intersection.
In 2013 it was ranked #22 Money magazine’s “top-earning towns” edition of “America’s Best Places to Live.”