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Olney has come a long way since its early days as a rural outpost in Maryland. Filled with parks, shops, and restaurants, this is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. As the 27th largest community in the Old Line State, Olney is home to a population of approximately 33,000.

With major attractions like the Olney Winery, Olney Theatre Center, and the Oakley Cabin African-American Museum and Park, this census-designated place is chock-full of diversions to delight residents. Its proximity to downtown Washington D.C., located just 25 miles from the community, gives residents easy access to big city amenities.

Not that you’ll want to stray far from home – Olney’s strong sense of community makes every resident feel like they belong, regardless of background and social standing. This is a place where you can set down roots and nurture long-lasting friendships.

Its small-town feel attracts residents in search of the simple life, while a variety of social activities keeps them engaged with the community throughout their stay.

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Real estate options and property types in Olney

Olney is an established community that is largely residential. It has received nationwide attention over the last few years, appearing in Movoto’s “These Are the 10 Best Places in Maryland,” a list of the most desirable communities in the state, as well as placing 22nd in Money Magazine’s list of “Top-Earning Towns.”

Buyers can choose from an impressive selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The majority of homes have 3 to 4 bedrooms, offering more than enough space for a growing family. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets are common features.

Notable neighborhoods include:

  • Anscroft
  • Barnsley Manor Estates
  • Cashell Manor
  • Manor Oaks
  • Norbrook Village
  • Oakland Farm
  • Olney Oaks
  • Olney Square
  • Victoria Springs
  • Williamsburg Village

If you think Olney should be your new home, let The Gibbons Group assist you. Call 301.219.6517 or send an email to Larry(at)GibbonsGP(dotted)com to start exploring Montgomery County real estate.

Living in Olney

  • The Olney Winery produces more than 30 wines using grape products from around the globe. The tasting room is open seven days a week. Sample their wines, make your own, or host a private event on the winery’s grounds. They also serve charcuterie boards, cheese plates, and bread with dipping oil.
  • Watch a play at the Olney Theatre Center, which stages classics like “A Christmas Carol,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” and “Twelfth Night.” Here you’ll find concessions that serve beer, wine, and cocktails. The theater’s gift shop, The Room, sells show-related CDs, books, and memorabilia. Nearby restaurants serve Italian, Mexican, and Japanese cuisine.
  • Visit the Oakley Cabin African-American Museum and Park and get a glimpse of Olney’s storied past. This historic site was once home to an African-American community. Highlights include the Oakley Cabin, which was occupied until 1976 and currently serves as a museum.
  • Drop by the Olney Farmers & Artists Market which features local vendors that sell everything from seasonal fruits and freshly cut flowers to handcrafted chocolates and free-range meat and eggs.