Germantown's 90,000-plus residents live in what's known as a census-designated place. If officially incorporated, it would rank only behind Baltimore on the list of Maryland's largest cities. The town's population has grown by more than 55 percent since the turn of the new century. On average, area residents are somewhat younger than Maryland as a whole. They also have a substantially higher median household income. Germantown has 15 neighborhoods spread across its 10.8 square miles. Popular neighborhoods for homebuyers include Town Center, Middlebrook, Neelsville/Brink and Blunt Rd./Scenery Dr. Destinations in or near the center of town include the Black Rock Arts Center, a large movie theater and a shopping district with a range of fine and casual dining options.

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Situated just 25 miles northwest of the nation's capital, Germantown, Maryland, is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County that belongs to the greater Washington metropolitan area. Homebuyers in this ethnically diverse area will find a mixture of single-family houses, row houses, townhouses and condominiums. Many of the area's residents are young and single. However, families and older individuals also take advantage of Germantown's low unemployment rates, advanced industries, recreational opportunities and close proximity to Washington's broad array of cultural and entertainment options.

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