Olney, Maryland Real Estate and Community Information
Olney is an unincorporated area of Montgomery County, Maryland and lies within the 20830, 20832 and 20833 zip codes. The community is approximately 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. and the 2014 population of the community is estimated to be 33,850 residents.
The area began as mostly agricultural, but became a desirable community for traders, artisans ad merchants in the early 1800’s. The community morphed into a residential area as the population of the Washington suburbs continued to increase. In 2013, Money Magazine ranked Olney as the 22ndh (out of 100) top earning towns in “America’s Best Places to Live” edition.
The children, from Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 are educated through the Montgomery County Public School district and there are three school clusters that bisect Olney. There are three elementary schools located in Olney including Brooke Grove Elementary Schools and because of its teaching and learning excellence is a designated Blue Ribbon School for excellence. Students attend the elementary and middle schools in Olney and depending on where the student resides will determine which one of three high schools the student will attend. The schools are highly rated and the district budgets more money per student than the national average.
There are five private elementary schools in Olney offering educational opportunities for Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8. The excellent school system and the proximity of several colleges and universities makes Olney an attractive community for families with school age children, including families with college bound children. The neighborhoods are family oriented with safe places for children to play is an added bonus when considering a new home in Olney.
There are more than five universities and colleges within 25 mile radius of Olney and include Catholic University of America, American University, University of District of Columbia, University of Maryland – College Park and the University of Maryland – University College. The schools offer a variety of degrees and certificates of completion.
Available real estate in Olney includes single family homes and townhouses and condominiums. The home buyer will find a mix of existing homes and new construction. Homes are available at a wide range of prices from moderate to expensive. The number of new homes under construction and recently completed is a sign of a robust economy. Residents who prefer not to purchase property or who would like to experience the community before making a purchase will find a number of apartments, condominiums, townhouses and single family homes for rent. Olney is made up of seven neighborhoods and it is a white collar town. The neighborhoods are diverse and residents will find exceptional educational opportunities, as well as recreational facilities and programs for children, teens and adults. Homes are built with a lot of privacy, but also in close proximity to neighbors. Most subdivisions within Olney are governed by Homeowner’s Association (HOA). More than 92% of the working population is employed in white collar opportunities such as office support staff, managers and sales. Olney enjoys a crime rate lower than the national average and for people with a concern for safety will find that fact comforting. Residents will find shopping, entertainment and dining within easy driving distance. Residents searching for homes for sale should contact Kerry Roth. She will work to help home buyers find the right property to meet their home buying needs as well as meet their budget. Kerry Roth is a knowledgable and experienced realtor and will help take the worry out of purchasing a new home.
Parks and Recreation
Residents will find parks and recreational facilities in the community and surrounding area. The amenities include playgrounds, sports fields and courts, picnic and barbeque areas, picnic shelters, walking, hiking and bicycling trails, camping and an ice rink. Families and individuals will find seasonal programs and activities, some designated as age appropriate, and include sports leagues, classes and workshops. Residents have the opportunity to rent for a nominal fee a facility for family or neighborhood celebrations and events. The community is home to Olney Manor Recreational Park. It is 61 acres and has lighted and non-lighted sports fields and courts, playground, skate park, dedicated dog park and an indoor swimming facility.
Things to Do and Events
Olney and the surrounding area is a happening community. Residents will find a variety of things to do and special events for the entire family. Attractions and activities include theater, winery tours, golf, cultural events, zip line rides, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding, mansion tours and rock climbing. Being conveniently located to Washington, D.C. residents can take advantage of everything the Nations Capital has to offer. In addition to a variety of government buildings, residents will find walking, trolley and bicycle tours of the city, Smithsonian Museum, Fords Theater and the National Air and Space Museum. The community and the surrounding area hold annual events that family members of all ages will find fun, interesting and entertaining. Events include seasonal and holiday celebrations, Farmers Markets, theater, charitable and art events.