Olney Maryland is really a nice home town!
Located 7 miles north of the ICC/Georgia Avenue intersection (it will open late in 2010), Olney still has the old town feeling of days gone by in Montgomery County. It is a community of neighborhoods. Streets are tree lined and summers find them filled with children riding bikes, skateboards and roller skates. Cul de sacs are quiet and chalk outlines of four square games remain at the end of each day.
The town has Sherwood High School and Good Counsel High School located in the eastern section (both are on route 108 heading east out of the town center). Sherwood produces an award winning Rock N Roll revival every year. The link to the clips will provide you with enjoyment. Good Counsel, recently moved from Wheaton Maryland to the new campus site. You may have seen their football team on ESPN as they were featured last year is big game against rival Dematha.
On your way to either campus from town center, you will pass by Olney Theatre, a mainstay of summer stock and seasonal performances. The theater has a long time relationship with Catholic University and the Hartke Theater.
Olney’s summers are filled with a farmers market and evening concerts. The concerts are provided in part by the Chamber of Commerce. The chamber offers many services and you should check out their website.
The folks in Olney are a community. This past weekend they held the Relay for Life. Thousands of everyday people walked and walked and walked to honor, remember and support those that have faced down or succumb to cancer. As the sun set, tea candles in bags surrounding the quarter mile track at Sherwood were lit….each one commemorating a loved one. The light shone and the splendor of a community unity lit the night.
On one weekend every month, the anti-war group and pro- war group man different sides of the main intersection in town peacefully supporting their point of view. It is a town where both sides are comfortable passionately sharing their perspective. Olney is a nice home town.
Housing in Olney is as varied as any taste might desire. Condos, town homes, planned neighborhoods and single family homes on large lots are available. The area is serviced by Montgomery County Schools. There is a library, post office and a few taverns.
Food choices run the gamut of gastronomical delight. There is fine dining at Mannequin Pis and a tasty burger at the Olney Tavern. Pizza and chinese are available for sit down and delivery.
If you would like to research moving to Olney, feel free to contact us at 301-509-5111. We don’t just drive through town. We call Olney home and look forward to sharing why we love home with you.