When looking around Montgomery County, Maryland, it is worth your time to research the relatively small yet bustling area of Olney, Maryland. Located just a short way away from other similar communities like Sandy Spring, Leisure World, and Brookeville, it is another census-designated place of the state that is not officially a city but, it has a population of over 35,000. Despite being an unincorporated area, Money magazine gave it a spot on the “100 best places to live in the United States”. That may have been a few years ago, but people who are still moving to Olney will find that it is still just as great of a place to live.
What is it that makes Olney so attractive?
There are plenty of things to do in Olney
When you live in Olney, it is incredibly easy to find plenty of activities to do. Families especially enjoy visiting Cherrywood Local Park. It is especially popular for sports enthusiasts as there are basketball courts and soccer fields available for use. Or, if you find yourself more drawn to historical things, then check out Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park. It is not only a good place to take in the history of the African American community that called this area home ever since the Emancipation Proclamation. Guests can walk along the various hiking trails and take in the amazing outdoor scenery.
The diversity of housing makes Olney very attractive for families of all sizes and means.
From townhomes to large acreage single family homes, Olney has very nice offerings at prices that are competitive to other slightly closer-in areas surrounding Washington DC.
Playgrounds, playing fields and courts are available throughout Olney and the surrounding ar-ea.
Public parks include Olney Manor Park (featuring the Olney Swim Center, a year-round indoor public pool), Southeast Olney Park, Longwood Park, Cherrywood Park, Bowie Mill Park, and the OBGC Park at Freeman Fields. Not too far away is popular Lake Needwood Park with connecting trails for hiking and biking.
There are plenty of jobs available
Upon seeing Olney for the first time, it could be tempting to think of it simply as a residential area, not having much to offer someone looking for work. However, that is far from the truth. The most common career fields here include business management, office administration, financial counseling, education, retail, healthcare, construction, finance, and insurance. These fields of work allow the residents of Olney to enjoy wages that are competitive within their respective fields.
If a person isn’t looking to stay in the area to work, that’s okay. There are plenty of job opportunities within a short commute made easier by the nearby Inter County Connector (ICC) MD Route 200.
There are so many things to love about this area, even past what we listed here. It leaves little room for surprise to hear that someone has relocated to Olney. So, be sure to check out the various things that this vibrant area has to offer. You won’t regret it.
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