I've lived and worked in Gaithersburg, Maryland and truly love the area. It is a suburban town is in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland's most prestigious county. With plentiful metro stations and public buses, it's possible to get around the city quickly and easily. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg has no shortage of exciting things to do.
I've often traveled on I-270, a major highway, often referred to as the "beltway" which is a fast route traveling north towards Frederick, MD and South towards Washington. While this route can become congested during workday rush hours, it is a fantastic, non-toll road asset to the community. The recently constructed Inter County Connector is another asset as the roads are less traveled, but speed traps and a somewhat steep toll makes the road somewhat less desirable if you're not in a hurry.
If you want to stay local for dinner, Gaithersburg offers a variety of dining options. Fallsgrove shopping center on Shady Grove road has various options such as Chipotle, Mama Lucia's, Moby Dick's and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Kentlands is a charming community full of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a movie theater. This is a picturesque community that I've frequented and it is ideal for taking long walks on a beautiful day.
Downtown, historic, Gaithersburg has more cute shops and dining. Nestled here, is Growlers, a super fun local pub that offers food beverages and live music. Special Treasures is a one of a kind historic Gaithersburg shop selling crystals, eclectic jewelry, incense, windchimes and other whimsical treasures.
Overall Gaithersburg is a fantastic, affordable city in Maryland's suburban, metropolitan area. It's a great place to visit, live in and work in. Rest assured, you will not have a shortage in entertainment in this area.