In 2008, Germantown, Maryland was voted number eighty one out of the possible one hundred Best Places To Live by CNN for its favorable economic conditions. It is located between Highways 117, 118 and 355. Germantown gets its name from business interactions in the early 1800s. While population stated that most farmers and business owners were of English descent, travelers remembered German accents. Hence, the city became Germantown. Even today, there is very clearly a Germanic presence which would account for the many English Conversation Club meetings held at Germantown Library. Germantown is an excellent place to live and to raise a family as it has a very low crime rate. It also has several elementary schools, four middle school, two high schools and sixty-two colleges, junior colleges and universities and forty one libraries. There is also a public busing system. There is plenty to do while visiting. This boisterous city has hotels, one of which will allow canine and feline visitors, the BlackRock Center For The Arts, twenty nine movie theaters, 2,174 restaurants to please the most persnickety palate, seventy four night clubs, two hundred twenty five public golf courses, thirty museums and seven ski resorts. And this is all within a fifteen mile perimeter, to exclude museums, which are within a thirty mile perimeter.
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Events in Germantown
SpringFest | Free Festival | RSVP to win $100 BlackRock Gift Certificate
at BlackRock Center for the Arts Find Tickets
Come herald the advent of Spring – a FREE festival celebrating flowers, food, and fun! RSVP to win $100 BlackRock Gift Certificate Featuring Washington Revels! Come picnic on the lawn in a traditional May Day Celebration as we revive some family-friendly Spring tradi
Annual Summer Picnic
at Seneca Creek State Park Find Tickets
BEings in the DC metro area: Join us for our Annual Summer Picnic on June 22nd 10am-6pm at the Seneca Creek State Park's Fawn Shelter. Bring your BEC spirit(non-alcoholic!), stories, appetite and enthusiam. We'll provide ample adda opportunities and throw in some feel g
Jhalak Summer Camp - Colorful India
at Jhalak Home Studio Find Tickets
Come fly with us through India exploring many different festivals that Indians celebrate throughout the year. Experience different dances and cultures with your friends. For Ages - 3 - 15 yrs Before and After Care are FREE! Friday lunches are provided by Jhalak.