Named for American Revolutionary War hero Richard Montgomery, Montgomery County sits adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is one of the wealthiest counties in the U.S. The county features a number of distinctive communities that offer a diversity in lifestyles. Among them:
Desirable for both business and pleasure, Bethesda houses Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Lockheed Martin defense headquarters and Marriott headquarters, and amenities include 200+ restaurants and great shopping. The median family income is $175,000, and downtown Bethesda is an Arts & Entertainment District as designated by the State of Maryland.