By: Scott Robinson

Montgomery Village

Learn more about Montgomery Village

The Neighborhood:


Montgomery Village is a northern suburb of Washington, D.C., located in an unincorporated area in Montgomery CountyMaryland. It is a large, planned suburban community, developed in the late 1960s and 1970s just outside Gaithersburg city limits. It hosts several family-size homes and many areas for commerial and social activity – such as Walkers Choice, Cider Mill, Horizon Run, Christopher Court, Dockside, Nathan’s Hill, Millrace, the Montgomery village Library, Montgomery Village Day-Care Center, the Off-Price Centers, Bayberry, the Verandahs, Grover’s Forge, Lake Whetstone, South Valley Park and Lakeforest Mall.

Location:


Although Montgomery Village is an unincorporated area, its boundaries are defined according to Montgomery County zoning rules and by its own unique ZIP code. Montgomery Village uses Gaithersburg addresses even though the village is outside city limits. Montgomery Village is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°10′35″N 77°11′34″W.

A Little History:


Montgomery Village was created in 1962 by Kettler Brothers, Inc. The vision for a planned community in Gaithersburg is credited to architect Charles Kettler, who incorporated Kettler Brothers with his brothers Milton and Clarence in 1952. The first land purchase was the Walker Farm in 1962. The Walker Farm was the largest of all the properties the Kettlers bought. On February 28, 1966, the Kettler brothers broke ground for the first house in Montgomery Village. The first model homes were opened in Lakeside of Whetstone in August 1967. The first residents of Montgomery Village moved in on September 25, 1967 in Goshenside. They were the Bartik family. Also on the same day, the Crosby family moved into a home on Whetstone Drive.

The Montgomery Village Foundation was incorporated in 1966. In 1968, the Whetstone Community Center opened as well as Whetstone Elementary and Montgomery Village Middle schools. In 1970, The Village Mall opened, which is now the Village Shopping Center on Montgomery Village Avenue. Then in 1970s, the Holiday Inn opened and the bus service to Washington, D.C. resulting in more connection to the inner city.

In 1998, Montgomery Village began using its own ZIP code, 20886.

Transportation:



  • Ride On

  • WMATA Metrobuses

Properties in Montgomery Village

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