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Rockville Town Center

Rockville is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland.

UnderstandEdit

Rockville is the second largest incorporated city in Maryland and is characterized by rolling hills, historic towns, and high tech industries. The city has been consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

Rockville is 12 mi (19 km) northwest of Washington D.C. and is just south of Olney and Gaithersburg.

Get inEdit

By planeEdit

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI IATA) is a 45 minute drive from Rockville. It is also accessible via ICC Bus 201.

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA IATA) is a 30-minute drive from Rockville and is accessible via the Metrorail.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD IATA) is a 35-minute drive from Rockville but takes significantly longer using public transportation.

By trainEdit

Rockville is accessible on the Red Line of the Metrorail, which stops at White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove. MARC Train, Brunswick line, offers service to/from Union Station in Washington DC as well as service to/from Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick, and Harpers Ferry. Also, Amtrak serves Rockville via its once-daily Capitol Limited train between Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

  • 1 Rockville station, 307 S Stonestreet Ave.    

By busEdit

Ride-on-Bus and MetroBus operate service between Rockville and other locations in Montgomery County, including Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.

By carEdit

  • Rockville is accessible via Interstate 270, which links I-70 with I-495, the Capital Beltway.
  • Maryland Route 355, known as Hungerford Drive in the downtown area, Frederick Road to the north, and Rockville Pike to the south, is the most important north-south thoroughfare in Rockville.
  • Downtown Rockville lies near the nexus of Route 355 with Maryland Route 28, called Montgomery Avenue to the west of the intersection.
  • Maryland Route 586, Veirs Mill Road, connects downtown Rockville to Wheaton to the southeast.
  • Route 189, Falls Road, runs southwest to its terminus at Great Falls.

Get aroundEdit

By carEdit

A car is best used to get around the city. However, Ride-on-Bus, MetroBus, and the Metrorail can be used if traveling between popular destinations.

Parking meters in Rockville are linked to the MobileNOW payment system and app.

By bicycleEdit

There are several bicycle trails in Rockville. For information on Capital Bikeshare, the bike sharing network of the Washington D.C. area, see Washington_DC#Get_around.

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ParksEdit

GolfEdit

BuyEdit

  • 1 City of Rockville Farmers Market, Corner of Route 28 & Monroe St. Every Saturday May-Nov, 9AM-1PM.
  • 2 Second Story Books, 12160 Parklawn Drive, +1 301-770-0477. Sun-Wed 10-8 and Thurs-Sat 10-9. Very good and very large used book store with lots of used books, LP's, CD's, posters and antiques set in a warehouse. Free parking and about a 15 minute walk from Twinbrook metro station.

EatEdit

 
Maryland Ave

BudgetEdit

In addition to the restaurants below, all of the popular east-coast chain restaurants are represented in Rockville.

Mid-rangeEdit

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Go nextEdit

Routes through Rockville
PittsburghHarpers Ferry  W   E  Washington, D.C.END
FrederickGaithersburg  W   E  BethesdaWashington, D.C.
ENDGaithersburg  N   S  BethesdaEast End, Washington
MartinsburgGaithersburg  NW   SE  KensingtonWashington, D.C.



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