Brookeville Real Estate

Brookeville, MD a quaint, suburban town with about 135 residents, is located in the northeastern region of Montgomery County, approximately 20 miles north of Washington, D.C. and 30 miles southwest of Baltimore.

Georgia Avenue in Brookville provides a direct road to Washington DC. The median price for a new home in Brookeville is about $550,000, twice the median amount for the entire United States. It’s close proximity to two major metropolitan areas, along with its small-town charm, makes Brookeville an ideal place for professionals to call home.

History

Founded by Quakers in 1794, Brookeville, MD once played in important role in the agricultural industry, connecting to markets in Washington DC. During the War of 1812, when the British invade Washington DC, President James Madison and other members of the federal government fled to Brookfield.
Today, the town of Brookville boasts that for one day, on August 26, 1814, it served as the United States Capital. Brookeville was also a stop of the underground railroad during the American Civil War. In 1920, the town had approximately 3,272 residents, but declined with increased use of automobiles.
Business
Most of Brookeville’s residents commute to Washington DC to their jobs with the United States government or other professional careers. The median income in Brookeville is almost $104,000, which is $62,000 over the nationwide median income.
A lesser majority of Brookeville’s population works within sales and office jobs, and even fewer work in other fields, such as construction, production, and maintenance. Most labor workers work for the government.
Schools
The school system in Brookeville is well-known for its strong academic and extra-curricular programs. Brookeville students in Kindergarten through grade 5 attend school at Greenwood Elementary School, located right in Brookeville.
Middle school students in grades 6 through 8 attend school at Rosa M. Parks Middle School in the neighboring town of Olney, MD. The middle school has been voted Best Middle School by Montgomery for 14 years, and boasts of award – winning sports teams.
Brookeville high school students in grades 9 through 12 attend school at Sherwood High School, also located in Olney. The high school is known for its international studies, athletics, and music programs.
Activities
There is much to do in and around Brookeville. Families might enjoy visiting Sharp’s at Waterford Farm, a working farm that provides year-round farm tours, as well as a corn and cotton maze during the fall.
As short distance away, the town of Olney provides even more activities, including a country club, dance studios, a museum, theater, and winery. Travel even further and take in all the attractions, activities, culture, and history that Baltimore and Washington, D.C. have to offer.

 

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