Gaithersburg is located in Montgomery county in the state of Maryland. It became a town in 1848 and officially became a city in 1968.
The eastern part of the city is the historic center. This area is known as Olde Towne and includes many businesses and landmark buildings. The western part of the city is populated with wealthy neighborhoods and shopping districts. Tourists and residents often come to this area to shop at many of the brand name and boutique stores.
Gaithersburg has been noted for its socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. In 2016, it was named by a publication as the top city in the nation for ethnic diversity.
When first settled, Gaithersburg was called Log Town. When a man named Benjamin Gaither moved to the area and built his home on the original settlement, the area became known by its current name.
In 2007, the American spy thriller film, Body of Lies, was filmed in Gaithersburg. In 2010, the city was the site of an earthquake that measured 3.6 on the Richter’s scale. This earthquake was one of the strongest to ever occur in Maryland.
Near areas such as Arlington, Bethesda, and Falls Church, Gaithersburg is a wonderful place to work, live, or visit. With a rich history, proximity to all kinds of entertainment, and many cultural touchstones, this region is a diverse area with a strong economy and is filled with things to learn and experience. With cold weather in the winter and warm weather in the summer, this region experiences all four seasons throughout the year and draws visitors all year round.