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Gaithersburg ( pronunciation (help·info)),[N 1] officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. At the time of the 2010 census, Gaithersburg had a population of 59,933, making it the fourth largest incorporated city in the state, behind Baltimore, Frederick, and Rockville. Gaithersburg is located to the northwest of Washington, D.C., and is considered a suburb and a primary city within the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. Gaithersburg was incorporated as a town in 1878 and as a city in 1968.
Gaithersburg is divided into east and west sections, separated by Interstate 270. The eastern section of the city is older and is the original portion of the town before more recent growth. Landmarks and buildings from that time can still be seen in many places but especially in the historic central business district of Gaithersburg called “Olde Towne”. The east side also includes Lakeforest Mall, City Hall, and the Montgomery County Fair grounds. The west side of the city has many wealthier neighborhoods that were designed with smart growth techniques and embrace New Urbanism. These include the award-winning Kentlands community, the Lakelands community, and the Washingtonian Center (better known as The Rio), a popular shopping/business district. Two New Urbanism communities are under construction, including Watkins Mill Town Center (Casey East and West), and the massive “Science City”. The state has a bus rapid transit line, Corridor Cities Transitway or “CCT”, planned for the western portion of the city starting at Shady Grove Metro Station and connecting all the high density western Gaithersburg neighborhoods with a total of eight stops planned in the city.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is headquartered in Gaithersburg directly west of I-270.[N 2] Other major employers in the city include IBM, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services business area headquarters, MedImmune (a wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca), and the French multinational corporation, Sodexo. Gaithersburg is also the location of the garrison of the U.S. Army Reserve‘s 220th Military Police Brigade.
Gaithersburg is served by Montgomery County Public Schools.
|Elementary schools that serve Gaithersburg include:
||Middle schools that serve Gaithersburg include:
High schools that serve Gaithersburg include:
- The Town Courier newspaper is based in Kentlands and focuses on Gaithersburg’s west side neighborhoods, in addition to publishing Rockville and Urbana editions.
Cable TV/ Internet Providers
Cable TV/Internet: The following cable TV and internet providers have franchise agreements with the City of Gaithersburg:
In popular culture
- Gaithersburg is mentioned as the location of IniTech Labs on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S3E6) by character Daisy Johnson.
- In Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Season 13, Episode 4, the serial rapist was linked to a case in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- It is also mentioned by character Fox Mulder in episodes of The X-Files and as a story location.