Gaithersburg, Maryland is a “New Jersey” sort of town — always having to defend itself, no matter how well it does. It suffers the stigma of being a bedroom community to a large metropolis, nestled between more affluent neighbors, who scrunch up their noses at the thought of living a few miles north or east of their hoity-toity communities. It’s filled with enclaves that would rather be known as Quince Orchard, or Laytonsville, or the Kentlands, rather than resort to the G-word.
Not that there is anything wrong with Gaithersburg. An easy drive to D.C., it has acres of parkland, an Agricultural Reserve, cultural facilities, wonderful places to dine, to learn, history, good schools, good jobs, and absolutely great people. It also has some of the greatest kids on the planet.
Bishop Breton (L), McLean (C), and Quince Orchard (R), on Jan 30, 2016.
Still, it’s hard to compete with the hoopla of nearby…
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