You Know You’re From MoCo If…

We know that not everyone will be able to relate to all of these because all of them won’t apply to every age group, but if you’re from Montgomery County, MD., I’m sure there’s something here for you.

You know you’re from MoCo if…

You know that Rockville Pike, 355, Hungerford, Wisconsin, and Frederick Ave are the same road…but also not.

You’ve experienced rain, snow, below freezing/above 70 degree temperatures, and plenty of sunshine in the same week.

​The “bad” parts of the county are still more expensive than 95% of America.

​You have to wait until 5AM, the morning of, to find out if schools are closed due to winter weather.

Some people consider your school “bad,” but it’s still one of the best schools in the country.

​You know that Beverly Hills 90210 was originally going to be called Potomac 20854 because the creator went to Churchill.

You’ve played indoor soccer at The Corner Kick in Gaithersburg (we miss it).

You’ve fed this pig your trash at Cabin John Park.

You follow MoCoSnow.

You referred to the LDS Temple as Disney World (younger folks) or Oz (slightly less younger folks).

You’ve gotten multiple speed camera tickets, but still get mad when people go extra slow when there’s a camera.

You’ve experienced the red line.

You’ve hit Tastee Diner in Bethesda/Silver Spring or Denny’s in Montgomery Village late night

You miss Sir Walter Raleigh, The Golden Bull, Chris’ Steakhouse, Anchor Inn, Little Tavern, O’Donnell’s, Roy’s Place, and so many more great restaurants.

You referred to your community college as “Harvard on the Pike” or “M.K.”

Rio, Downtown Silver Spring, or Rockville Town Center are the places to be when the weather is nice.

You complain about how bad people drive when it snows, but want to be off of work/school when there’s flurries.

You go to the county fair in August.

You’ve had a birthday at Wheaton Regional Park.

You know that North Bethesda and North Potomac are really just Rockville and Gaithersburg.

You used to get Cider from The Cider Barrel (or wondered what that big red, white, and blue barrel on the side of 355 in Germantown is if you’re younger).

Blackfinn was the go-to spot in Bethesda.

You would NEVER add an ‘s’ to the end of “Silver Spring.”

You get ice cream at LEAST once every summer from Jimmie Cone.

Every one of your friends has a different “favorite team.”

You went to go to Clyde’s for half price wine night on Monday.


You know Tiki in the Kentlands was the spot on Thursdays.

You went to half price pizza nights at Stained Glass Pub or Sole D’talia.

You have 6 friends that are rappers, 11 are photographers, 4 model, and 17 do makeup on the side.

You’ve driven through Potomac in the winter just to look at the Christmas lights at the big houses.

You used to go to Joe’s Crab Shack on Wednesday nights.

You prefer Montgomery Donuts over every other kind.

You were kind of sad when White Flint closed, but barely ever actually went there.

You’ve danced with or around the senior citizen gentleman while out in Bethesda (not an actual picture of the gentleman below).

​You know that Wheaton Mall used to be an outdoor mall called Wheaton Plaza.

You didn’t think a .5 cent bag tax would keep you from using a plastic bag, but sometimes…it kind of does.

You remember when Lakeforest Mall was a pretty good Mall.

You remember the Drive-In movie theater in Rockville.

​”Surrender Dorothy” has a special meaning to you.

Photo courtesy of the Washington Post

You lived near Lakeforest Mall, Wheaton Plaza/Mall, or White Flint, but still went to Montgomery Mall when it was time to get serious.

You dodged white vans and zigzagged while walking to your car for a few weeks in 2002…R.I.P. to those that were killed by the D.C. sniper.

​Brought to you by Congressional Insurance Associates.

Recent Stories

On May 2nd, the Montgomery County Animal Services & Adoption Center (MCASAC) announced it was closed to the public due to an outbreak of Canine Influenza (CIV). On Friday, May…

“Prioritizing Safety Helps You Arrive Safely, Follow Suggested Bay Bridge Drive Times to Reduce Delays, Know Your All-Electronic Tolling Payment Options”

By Ben Shlesinger With the Department of Justice suing Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation, for “monopolizing markets across the live concert industry,” I wanted to take a look back at…

The MoCo Football Clinic hosted by the 480 Club in partnership with MCPS Out of School Time completed a successful camp serving more than 160 children on May 14th, 2024…

Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

Submit your own Announcement here.

Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.


Subscribe to our mailing list