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Why we love Poolesville, MD

When we planned the development of Brightwell Crossing, the Kettler Forlines Homes team chose a parcel of land in Poolesville, MD, where we began building in 2011. It’s a scenic space among some of the most pastoral landscapes in Montgomery County. But it wasn’t just for the nice view. Here are more reasons why we love Pooloesville, MD.

Extra credit for A+ schools.

If you were to survey parents of Poolesville students, you’d find quite a few who chose to live in this town because of the quality of the Poolesville School District. 

Poolesville’s reputation for outstanding schools has spread beyond our area. Poolesville High School is rated as one of the best in the country! U.S. News & World Report ranked it as #119 in the entire United States, out of 17,857 high schools. PHS also earned the #2 spot for Best High Schools in Maryland, #4 in DC Metro, #38 among Magnet High Schools, and #80 in STEM Schools. 

Poolesville Elementary and Middle Schools have also earned accolades for quality education, so from pre-K to high school graduation, this school district earns an A+.

It’s an easy commute to DC.

The town of Poolesville is 27 miles northwest of DC. You have a variety of routes to get from your home here to your job in the DC Metro area. We have a video of homeowners who talk about the pleasant drive.

“Poolesville is the best-kept commuting secret in Montgomery County,” said Catherine. “I take country roads to Frederick. I go through a park part of the way. It’s not only a relatively short drive; it’s a really pretty drive.”

“They’re two-lane roads. They’re smooth,” commented another homeowner. “The drive is just pleasant.”

If you’re on the way to catch a flight, getting to each of the three airports—BWI, Dulles, and Reagan—takes less than an hour.

The small-town vibe is huge.

The town of Poolesville, MD, has a population of only 5,742 residents. The town’s motto is “Small Town Character, Down Home Charm!” And you can feel it when you drive through this haven. There’s a strong sense of community, and the people who live here clearly reflect pride in their hometown. They’re also quick to welcome newcomers.

Livability gives Poolesville a score of 75, which is considered “Exceptional”. What makes it so “livable”? The family-friendly nature, safety, number of parks, quietness, pet-friendliness, well-kept yards, sidewalks, and walkability to local restaurants are among the criteria where the town scored high among the people living here.

The annual Poolesville Day is a popular event. We sorely missed it in 2020, but are looking forward to its return on September 18, 2021. Kettler Forlines Homes is sponsoring the festival this year.

Large yards are part of the landscape.

One of the most common comments we hear from prospective homebuyers is, “Wow, these yards are so big!” That was our intent when we acquired the land that would become Brightwell Crossing. We planned on building spacious homes that would be surrounded with equally large yards. As you drive through the neighborhood, you’ll see lots that range from a half-acre to more than three acres!

You deserve to live large, and the outdoor space is a big factor in enjoying that lifestyle.

It’s a safe place to live.

Safety is always an issue when you’re choosing where to live. Poolesville has a low crime rate, well below national averages. According to AreaVibes, which used FBI statistics, Poolesville’s total crimes are 53% BELOW the national average, property crime is 55% lower, and violent crime is 42% under national figures.

As part of the safety of the town, street lights and sidewalks give residents comfort, too. 

Fresh is a way of life.

Montgomery County has deep roots in agriculture. We have farms and vineyards that continue to thrive. The Poolesville Farmers Market brings this fresh produce and other locally grown or handmade products to the center of town every weekend. Local restaurants use these ingredients in their fare. You can also head right to the source, like Homestead Farm, Lewis Orchards, Kingsbury’s Orchard, Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Rocklands Farm Winery, and Soleado Lavender Farm.

Are you ready to come home to Poolesville?

We’d love to welcome you home to Poolesville, MD. Our community of distinctive, luxury homes, The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing, is almost completely sold out. We just released 5 more lots, from .53 acre to almost a full acre each. If this quality of living is what you’re looking for, please reach out to George Neill before the opportunities are gone. 

Kettler Forlines Homes is also in the process of building two luxury homes for sale at 19413 Cissel Manor Drive and 18714 Medley Way in The Reserve at Brightwell Crossing. If you’re looking to move soon, be sure to check out the progress on these gorgeous estate homes.

Look at the many choices of floor plans we offer and all the ways you can personalize the right one! Whether you want a single-level ranch home, first-floor owner’s suite, or multiple suites, we have plans to fit your lifestyle. 


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