Written by Jody Trammel

Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory

Gaithersburg Latitude ObservatoryIf you happen to visit Gaithersburg in Montgomery County, you will find out the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory is one of its premier attractions. The beacon is located on a 2.3 acre property at the southern end of the city.

In case you want to see the observatory and get a ride back to the airport at the end of your visit, call Affinity Airport Sedan. Our professional car service will pick you up and get you were you need to be.

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North Potomac

Potomac Horse CenterIn 2009, CNN Money named North Potomac in Montgomery County as one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.  The world’s biggest business website described North Potomac as a “tony or rich town” nestled on the edge of the Potomac River. There are charming old estates, upscale golf courses and several riding clubs for the affluent residents. This town was also ranked by Forbes as the most affluent neighborhood in the country in 2008.

If your travel plans include visiting North Potomac,

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Montgomery Village

sugarloaf craft festivalMontgomery Village is a large suburban community located north of Washington DC in Montgomery County, Maryland, and within close proximity to Baltimore. It was developed during the late sixties right outside the boundaries of Gaithersburg and is off of Interstate 270.  Call Affinity Airport Sedan if you are going on a tour of Montgomery Village. Our gracious transportation service will pick you up from the airport and give you a ride to your chosen destination.

About Montgomery Village

Two years after the incorporation of The Montgomery Village Foundation in 1966, Whetstone Community Center, Whetstone Elementary and Montgomery Village Middle schools opened to the public. The Village Mall built in 1970 is now the Village Shopping Center situated along Montgomery Village Avenue. Holiday Inn on Route 355 opened in 1971 while the first bus service to Washington DC started in 1973. At present, Montgomery Village is home to over 40,000 people. It is part of the ”technology corridor” where employment continues to increase. Within the Village are scenic parks, gently sloping hills, and crystal-clear lakes. The residential place attracts young people, families and elderly folks.

Montgomery Village Events & Attractions

Montgomery Village hosts a yearly event for vendors from Maryland. The Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the Montgomery Fair Grounds features handmade products like home decorations, sculptures, comforters, clothes, glass products, and jewelry.  Acclaimed as the “Jewel of Montgomery Village”, Lake Whetstone is the beautiful centerpiece of the community. The mile-long walking park enfolds the western lakeshore which goes further to the boathouse and dockyard. These facilities were refurbished in 2010. Now, locals and visitors can rent sports canoes during the warm summer months. Picnic tables are available the whole year.

If you wish to have a different kind of weekend with the entire family, rent a paddle boat or canoe at the south dock boathouse adjacent to Montgomery Village Avenue. Boating season is from May 24 until September 2 which is National Labor Day. Part of Fall Festival events includes the “Great Pumpkin Race” which features handmade and fully adorned pumpkin race cars. This is held at the North Creek Community Center. For those who want to buy and sell baby and kids clothes, toys or fixtures, come to the annual Baby plus Bazaar at the Lake Marion Community Center. Admission is free. Montgomery Village also contains four community centers, seven swimming pools, 22 tennis courts, and 18 recreational parks. Come and see Montgomery Village in Maryland. You can always rely on Affinity for your transportation needs.

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Getting to know Gaithersburg

transportation services in MarylandThe City of Gaithersburg, located about a half hour northwest of Washington, D.C., is a major suburb of the region and the fourth largest incorporated city in Maryland.

If you’re planning a trip to the Gaithersburg area, just call Affinity Airport Sedan to get you there! Our friendly, personal transportation service can pick you up from any D.C. area airport and give you a ride to your Gaithersburg destination. So when you need a lift, skip the shuttles, and just call Affinity!

About Gaithersburg

Settled as an agricultural area in 1765, Gaithersburg was originally called Log Town. However, Benjamin Gaither inherited a portion of the land in the late 1700s, and by the 1850s, the area was known as Gaithersburg. The city was incorporated in 1878 and remained a small farm town until the 1970s, when the population grew and the area became more suburban. Today, Gaithersburg is one of the most ethnically and economically diverse areas in the D.C. region.

Notably, Gaithersburg was chosen as one of six locations around the world to house an International Latitude Observatory in 1899. These stations measured how much the Earth wobbled on its polar axis and operated until computers made them obsolete in 1982. However, the Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory remains a National Historic Landmark – the only one in the city.

Gaithersburg Today

Modern Gaithersburg is divided into east and west regions. The east is the older area that boasts the city’s historic business district, Olde Towne, along with the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. To the west, there are wealthier neighborhoods that were influenced by New Urbanism, a design movement that strives to create walkable neighborhoods, multiple different housing types, and diverse populations.

Today, the city boasts major employers like IBM, Lockheed Martin, and The National Institute of Standards and Technology. And with exciting attractions like museums, skate and water parks, farmers markets, and art exhibits, there’s plenty to keep you occupied while you’re there.

Come and enjoy Gaithersburg for yourself. And for all of your transportation needs while you’re in town, you can always count on Affinity!