Editors' Pick

Best Neighborhood for History Buffs

West Montgomery Avenue Historic District

This national historic district along West Montgomery Avenue in the heart of Rockville showcases a variety of historic structures, from Victorian frame homes built in the 1880s to the Rockville Academy building, which served as the county’s first authorized school in 1809.

The neighborhood provides such an exemplary snapshot of the county’s social and architectural history that the Montgomery County Historical Society located its headquarters there.