North Potomac was created in 1988 from the peripheral fringes of Gaithersburg and Rockville, and lies parallel to the Potomac River. It shares ZIP codes with Gaithersburg and Rockville. The United States Postal Service defines North Potomac to encompass only zip code 20878.
Major shopping areas include Travilah Square and Traville Gateway. Travilah Square, long the area’s only shopping center, is now facing tough competition from a new breed of new urbanism lifestyle centers, which contain a multitude of retailers, from Giant Food to new boutique chains.
One notable business includes the Potomac Horse Center which was founded in the late 1950s and has since become the premiere equestrian center located in the area. Potomac Horse Center
North Potomac is located in west central Montgomery County, northeast of the Potomac River. It is conveniently located 3 miles from Gaithersburg and 20 miles from Washington, DC.
The major neighborhoods in North Potomac include Potomac Grove, Amberlea Farm, Potomac Farm, Willows of Potomac, Potomac Glen (also known as Piney Glen Village), Stonebridge, Stoneview, Washingtonian Woods, Dufief Mill Estates, DuFief, Flints Grove, Mills Farm, Hunting Woods/Potomac Point, Lakewood Estates, Natalie Estates, Stoney Creek Estates, Potomac Chase Estates, Potomac Crossing, Potomac Edge, Potomac Mill Farm, Potomac Oaks, Potomac Preserve, Potomac Ridge, Potomac Haven Estates, Potomac Valley (Owens Glen), Quail Run, Quince Haven, Quince Orchard Knolls, Quince Trace, Travilah Meadows, Travilah Grove, Traville, Tobytown, and Westleigh.