Top 10 Montgomery County Neighborhoods for a LIVE • WORK • PLAY Lifestyle

Perfectly situated at the doorstep to the red line, Westside at Shady Grove Metro features new town homes, apartments, and condos with a dogpark, playground, onsite Bikeshare and Zipcar as well as onsite retail.

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As the lines between home and work fade, residents want a community where they can do it all!

Commuting from the suburbs to an office in the city may soon become a thing of the past as remote workspaces and entrepreneurial ventures become more common. A rise in urbanism and a newfound appetite for walkable and planned communities has caused a surge in popularity for these neighborhoods in Montgomery County.

​Our list doesn’t include every area that are great live-work-play areas, just our Top 10. Here are the condos, townhouses, and neighborhoods we love around these live-work-play areas.

1) Downtown Bethesda, Bethesda
Cheval Bethesda, Hampden Row Condominiums, Bradley Hills, Edgemoor

This thriving urban center offers a walkable city of top-rated restaurants and bars, a wide array of boutique shops, gyms, movie theaters, and a thriving art community. Transportation is easy; walk to the Bethesda Metro station, hop on I-495, take an easy commute to the airport or bike to DC on the famous Crescent Trail. With top-rated award-winning schools, a fun nightlife, city-wide festivals, farmer’s markets and a walkable lifestyle, what more can you ask for?

2) Pike & Rose, North Bethesda
930 Rose Condominiums, Old Georgetown Village Townhomes, Cherington Townhomes and Condominiums, Luxmanor

This premier neighborhood is still growing and offers shopping, dining and living in the heart of North Bethesda. The pedestrian-friendly tree-lined center street is filled with a variety of retail spaces and restaurants as well as AMP (the 200-seat music venue) and The Canopy, by Hilton hotel withcondo ownership on its topmost floors. Unique entertainment opportunities include bowling or bocce at PinstripesRestaurant, playing on the man-made beach in the town square or catching a movie at iPic theater where you can sip wine and eat unlimited popcorn as you relax in your fully reclining leather seat. Walk to two Metro stations or hop in your car and drive in minutes to Bethesda, Rockville Town Center, Park Potomac, and Westfield Montgomery Mall. Close to major commuter routes including Route 355, 1-270, and I-495. Pike & Rose is part of the White Flint Sector Planand will continue to attract major retailers, builders and billions of dollars in investments over the next few years.

3) Downtown Silver Spring, Silver Spring
Silverton Condominiums, Woodside, Sligo Park Hills

Great food, great shopping, great living… Downtown Silver Spring is the colorful heart and soul of a dynamic, diverse community. With millions of dollars in scheduled development including murals and green spaces, new shops and restaurants; this exciting community is the place to be.There is plenty to do with an array of dining, shopping, local farmer’s markets, and one-of-a-kind entertainment including the Fillmore and AFI Silver Theater & Cultural Center. Close to Rock Creek Park, Sligo Creek Park, Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, there are unlimited opportunities for hiking, biking and outdoor fun. Walk to the Metro or hop on the Beltway for an easy commute.

4) Downtown Crown, Gaithersburg
Decoverly Townhomes, The Flats at Crown, The City Collection @ Crown by Wormald Homes

This 182-acre multi-use urban neighborhood is still being developed and offers a variety of housing options including apartments, townhomes, and single-family homes. Once completed it will have four distinct neighborhoods, six parks, shopping, restaurants, a swimming pool, an exclusive retreat clubhouse and more. With nationally recognized retailers and restaurants and numerous walking, biking, and jogging paths, there is always something to do and see, including live music all summer long. This thriving community is adjacent to Rio Washingtonian Center which offers additional dining, retail and entertainment experiences around a picturesque lake. Commuting is easy as the neighborhood is close to the ICC, I-270 and has a direct shuttle to the Shady Grove Metro Station.

5) Kentlands, Gaithersburg
Copperfield Crossing Condominiums, Quince Orchard Knolls, Lakelands, Kentlands

One of the first successful Live -Work – Play communities in Maryland, the Kentlands remains a highly desired place to live. There are plenty of entertainment options with lakes, jogging trails, parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, performance spaces and a clubhouse all within walking distance. Market Square offers grocery stores, boutiques, offices, and dozens of restaurants just steps outside your door. Blue Ribbon schools, numerous neighborhood activities and sponsored events make this a family-focused community.

6) Rockville Town Center, Rockville
Palladian Condominium, New Mark Commons, Rose Hill, West End Park

Shop, eat, enjoy art exhibits and more at this newly revitalized pedestrian friendly gathering place. Within steps of the Rockville Metro station, the Town Square shopping center offers year-round entertainment including salsa dancing in thesummer and ice skating in the winter. Sip wine while learning to paint at VisArts, attend story time at the Rockville Town Library, or take in a movie at Regal Cinema. Even grocery shopping is a unique experience at Dawson’s Market, a local natural foods grocery store and café offering craft markets, jazz, cooking classes and doggy dips. With over 50 shops and restaurants, you will always be entertained. Located close to 1-270 with easy access to all major commuting routes.

7) Wheaton, Wheaton Hills, Wheaton Forest

With a mall that is home to a Costco and Target within walking distance, and a melting pot of ethnic restaurants that is nearly impossible to beat, Wheaton has it all. It’s also home to Wheaton Regional Park, which includes a nature center, riding stables, dog park, and a picnic area with carousel and miniature train. Wheaton joins Silver Spring and Bethesda as the third district in MoCo to be designated as an Arts and Entertainment District.

8) NoBe Market, North Bethesda
Symphony Park, Fallstone Townhouses, Timberlawn, Wickford

A luxury living destination being developed in the heart of North Bethesda developing community features shopping, dining, and numerous amenities. With outdoor movie nights, block parties, outdoor yoga, and more, this vibrant community offers activities for all ages. Amenities include Whole Foods, CVS, Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, China Garden, Seasons 52, LA Fitness and more. Located on Rockville Pike, close to Strathmore Music Center, Grosvenor Metro and all major commuter routes. As part of the White Flint Sector Plan, with much more development in the works, this community aims to be a walkable, bikeable, sustainable, transit-friendly community.

9) Shady Grove Station, Rockville
Westside at Shady Grove, Shady Grove Sector Plan

Looking for an upcoming new development area in MoCo? The Shady Grove Sector Plan will be a future Live-Work-Play area and will feature a grid system of walkable streets and direct Metro access. There will be a “garden theme” throughout the new development to provide a green, attractive setting for residents and employees. Easy access to I-270, 355, Shady Grove Metro, Marc trains and the Intercounty Connector and close proximity to the I-270 Tech Corridormake this neighborhood even more desirable.

10) Cabin John Village, Potomac
Potomac Crest, Inverness Forest, Willerburn Acres, Regency Estates

Just beginning development, this 10-year project calls for townhomes, single family homes, retail and office space. Thebustling shopping center houses Giant Food, CVS and numerous bars, restaurants, and shopping boutiques. With over 60,000 square feet of office and retail space still to come, as well as sidewalks, bike paths, parks and plazas, this area will continue to evolve as an ideal work, live, play atmosphere. Located in between Park Potomac and Montgomery Mall for even more dining and shopping options. Award winning schools and proximity to Washington DC and major commuter routes make this growing community an up and coming hot spot.

Just steps from the quiet, tree-lined street of Hampden Row in Bethesda is a thriving downtown featuring a plethora of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

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Karen joined the Well-Paid Maids team as a cleaner in January 2021, and she was recently promoted to an operations manager! This well-deserved promotion is part of Well-Paid Maids' effort to deliver better customer service with responses to phone calls and emails seven days a week. To celebrate Karen's promotion, we caught up with her to learn more about her time at Well-Paid Maids, the area's only certified living-wage cleaning company.

 1. Why Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I saw the company was paying a living wage and had great benefits. Also, they were very flexible with my schedule, especially since I have kids.

 2. How has it been working at Well-Paid Maids?

Karen: I feel very appreciated at the company. This is the first job where I feel I'm able to speak about any issue and that management will support me.

 3. How has working at Well-Paid Maids benefitted you?

Karen: Because Well-Paid Maids pays a living wage, I can now spend more time with my kids and not work double shifts like I did at my old job.

 4. How do you plan to spend your PTO this year?

Karen: I look forward to traveling to El Salvador to visit my family there.

 5. How would you describe Well-Paid Maids as an employer in three words?

Appreciated, valued and opportunity

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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!

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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.


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