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About Germantown, MD


Germantown is an urbanized census-designated place in upper Montgomery County, Maryland. Germantown is the third most populous place in Maryland, with a population of 90,582 as of 2019 estimates (91,249 per U.S. Census Bureau 4/1/2020).  Germantown is located approximately 25–30 miles (40–48 km) outside of the U.S. capital of Washington, D.C., and is an important part of the Washington metropolitan area. Germantown has the assigned ZIP codes of 20874 and 20876 for delivery and 20875 for post office boxes.

Germantown offers many amenities. Within walking distance from Waterford Place: BlackRock Center for the Arts, which hosts local and touring performances, offers classes in visual and performance arts, and houses an art gallery; We Art Fun painting studio, offering classes, paint at home, and paint in the studio activities; a Regal Germantown Stadium 14 movie theater; the Germantown Public Library in Town Center; and the Topgolf Germantown---a sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy.

Dining options are plentiful. There are a variety of restaurants offering quick-serve, curbside pick-up service, full service, and delivery. Grocery choices include Giant, Safeway, Wegmans, Lotte Market, Aldi, Landcaster County Dutch Market, Germantown Halal & GroceryWalmart, Target, and Giant Delivers (formerly Peapod).

For retail shopping, the options include the Shops at Town Center, Milestone Center, and the Clarksburg Premium Outlets.

For the outdoor enthusiast, Waterford Place is located close to many parks. Some include Black Hill Regional ParkSouth Germantown Recreational Park Trails and Bike Park, Germantown Town Center Urban ParkMaryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports CenterRidge Road Recreational ParkSeneca Creek State Park, Great Seneca Stream Valley Park, and other trails.

Additional information about Germantown is available on this site under "WP Community."  

Have questions about living in the Waterford Place community? Contact us!