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A Quiet and Peaceful Suburb

Olney is a quiet suburb of Washington D.C. that lies in Montgomery County in Maryland, less than 20 miles from the national capital. It has been described as one of the best places to live in the country by Money magazine. Once an agricultural community consisting mainly of farmland, Olney has today developed into a residential town with an unexpected number of commercial offerings. It has a population of 35,000 and provides all modern amenities to its residents.

Other than its proximity to Washington, the most attractive feature of Olney is the abundance of parks and recreational facilities that will delight lovers of the outdoors and sporting activities. It seems like there is a playground or park around every corner in Olney. This small town is also home to the Olney Indoor Swim Center and Olney Manor Recreational Park which features outdoor tennis, baseball, basketball, and volleyball courts as well as one of the few skate parks in Montgomery County Olney is a paradise for the lovers of art and culture. It is home to popular bands like the Olney Concert Band and Olney Big Band. There is also the Olney Theatre, a professional, award-winning regional theater for those fond of plays and dramas.

Median home value in Olney is $487,000. This is less than value of homes in other suburbs like Bethesda and Potomac. It is a well-planned suburb with separate residential and commercial areas. Most places of interest are within walking distance so you do not need to take out your car every time you move out of your home.


Olney gives a suburban feel despite having all modern amenities. This is a feature loved most by residents who work in Washington D.C. and commute to their offices daily.

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