I moved to Olney 12 years ago because even a typical suburb felt too cramped for me. I wanted the feel of being out near the countryside, which has been a real plus since I’ve started biking. At the same time, I wanted access to Washington D.C. and its amenities. This area is the best of both worlds, and I’ve loved living in Olney Acres (zip code 20832).
There is a business center clustered along Route 108 and Route 97 (Georgia Avenue) with shops and restaurants. As you get further away from downtown, it becomes more open and residential – without feeling “sprawl-y.” Downtown isn’t just about business. The Olney Theatre Complex has been around for years and years, and their productions are quite wonderful. The Olney Ale House is a local institution, with good reason. It’s a cozy restaurant, with good food and a wide selection of beers from all over the world. Another of my favorites is Mannequin Pis, a Belgian restaurant near the city center.
I can go on and on. The Olney Aquatic Center has an indoor pool, a sauna, and a weight and exercise room. It offers classes and programs open to the public. It’s located in Olney Manor Park, which also has outdoor tennis and racquetball courts, a skate park, and a popular dog park.
Proximity to Montgomery County Hospital is another benefit. From where I live in Olney Acres, it’s only about a five-minute drive, and it’s comforting to know that high quality health care is so close.
None of this happened by accident, by the way. Our city has a master plan – to me, that’s what “smart growth” is all about.
About the Author: Monica B. moved to Olney from Beltsville, MD in 1998.
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