Goshen Estates, Gaithersburg, MD
Goshen Estates in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Settled in 1765, as an agricultural area known as Log Town, Gaithersburg, MD holds a deep history in American society that can be found in its atmosphere, central business district, and its neighborhoods and homes.
Beyond the historical value of the city, Gaithersburg offers one of the better economies and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Money Magazine ranked it 23rd on the list of best places to live in 2012.
Not only are there several established telecommunication, software development and bio technology companies, including IBM, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Sodexo, to provide employment and stability to the residents, the area is known to be a great place to start up your own business.
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Advancement and Comfort
The general region and its employers are part of the progressing technological world. This is demonstrated by its only National Historic landmark, Gaithersburg Latitude Observatory, which is one of only six stations in the world that collect data from numerous satellites.
The business district, known as ‘Olde Town,’ the neighborhoods, parks and other landmarks, though, offer the vision and comfort of simpler and slower times.
Goshen Estates is a gorgeous, well-maintained neighborhood made up of varying styled homes, including beautifully built colonials and Victorians, giant lawns and plenty of private space. It is a peaceful area that promotes safety, a sense of community, familiarity and comfort.
Diversity and Education
The entire city is one of the most diverse in the region, and it shows in its suburban-like neighborhoods, such as Goshen Estates. Five elementary schools are within two miles of the neighborhood; three middle schools and Gaithersburg High School are also nearby, each with an open and diverse student body.
Also close by, are numerous daycares, preschools, charter and private schools. The region’s younger population is respected, encouraged and honored by the city, annually, with a youth festival and carnival.
Annual Attractions and Things to Do
Along with the festival, the city throws a St. Patrick’s Day and Labor Day parade every year. Oktoberfest, held at the Kentlands, is another annual event that attracts residents and visitors alike.
The city puts on a fireworks display in celebration of freedom and independence on the Fourth of July, a book festival, and the winter lights at Seneca Park capture the warmth of the holidays.
The fairgrounds and agricultural fair, Rio and Washington Center and Bohrer Park are only a few of the other can’t-miss attractions of Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Gaithersburg is a great place to jump on board the advancing world, and Goshen Estates is a great place to return every day as a grounding reminder that, as important as progress is to society, home, family and family values are more so to its individuals.