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Discover Life in Boyds

20 miles north of Washington, D.C. and less than ten miles away from Gaithersburg, Boyds is a uniquely rural community in the midst of bustling city areas. The community is surrounded on both sides by the calm waters of Little Seneca Lake and the scenic nature trails of Hoyles Mill Conservation Park. If you're a nature lover or looking for an escape from the city, then Boyds is the perfect choice.

From it's top-notch location to all of the things to do, get to know more about life in Boyds, and find your new home here today.

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Why Do Residents Choose Boyds?


Parks & Recreation

Whether you're looking for waterfront recreation or wide-open green spaces to relax in, Boyds is surrounded by stunning parks. The Black Hill Regional Park overlooks the banks of the Little Seneca Creek and offers easy access to the water, while the Hoyles Mill Conservation Park is full of a network of winding trails and vibrant local wildlife. Other parks in the area include the Bucklodge Conservation Park and the Great Seneca Stream Valley Park.

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Shopping & Dining

Since Boyds is just a short drive away from Germantown and Gaithersburg, there are plenty of options for window shopping and dining out. For all of your retail needs, major shopping destinations like Germantown Plaza, the Shops at Town Center, and Milestone Center are a few minutes away from Boyds and offer a wide collection of stores. Working up an appetite? You'll find plenty of flavors around Boyds, but we recommend trying out Sabai Sabai Simply Thai, Provisions Cafe, and Curry Place.

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Boyds is served by the Montgomery County School District, which is the largest district in the state of Maryland, with over 160,000 students attending its 206 schools. Students that live in Boyds typically attend Ronald A. McNair Elementary School, Kingsview Middle School, and Northwest or Seneca Valley High School, depending on district zoning. 

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Thanks to the convenient location of Boyds, residents have access to an easy commute and a busy job market in Germantown, Gaithersburg, and even DC! The largest employers within the Montgomery County area include the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, and Marriott International, but there are a wide variety of other fields available, as well.

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Boyds at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Gaithersburg: 18 min
Bethesda: 32 min
Washington, D.C.: 50 min
Major Roads: I-270, MD-355

Quick Facts

Population: 10,460
Zip Code(s): 20841
Average Listing Price: $621,900

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