Poolesville is a historic community incorporated by the state of Maryland in 1867 and situated in the northwestern part of Montgomery County, 33 miles from Washington, D.C. and is also conveniently located to Frederick, Gaithersburg and Rockville Maryland, as well as to Leesburg, Virginia.
Poolesville’s housing is predominantly single family, detached dwellings, with a smaller number of the housing units in townhouse developments. Old town Poolesville’s housing was built incrementally over a period of many years and thus styles, lot sizes and densities vary considerably.
This long development process has also resulted in a mixing of commercial and residential uses in the central business district, particularly along Fisher Avenue (Maryland Route 107), adding to the town’s charm. In addition, a few dwelling units are located in some of the commercial structures in the old town.
Poolesville has many amenities in town that make it a very attractive place to live. It has an excellent commercial base and its stores and restaurants are located along the center of town, primarily on Fisher Avenue. Major commercial establishments include a full service grocery store, two banks, a pharmacy/convenience store, several restaurants, two filling stations, auto repair shops, and many other commercial professional establishments. It boasts among the best, most comprehensive park systems for any town its size and its three schools make education within easy walking distance for many Poolesville children.
Poolesville’s rural character, small town “feel”, and historic roots, coupled with its lively, active, and community spirited population make the town an ideal place in which to live, work and invest. We welcome you to our town.
Poolesville is not simply a suburb that sprouted around the outskirts of a major city. Instead, it is a true, independent community that has a long history. Since the Town’s beginnings as a settlement in the colonial days, it has developed a supportive economic and cultural life that has made it unique in character from other suburban areas ringing Washington. D.C.
Despite its growth, much of the rural character and charm of Poolesville remains. The Town sits right in the middle of the 90,000 plus acre Agriculture Reserve and farming remains an active part of Town life. Poolesville has a long history and roots that run deep, including local families whose ancestors lived in and settled the Town and its surrounding areas.
U.S. News and World Report often ranks Poolesville High School in the top 100 in the nation.