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Olney of The Old Line State

Olney is a quiet quintessential city in Montgomery County, Maryland. Located only 20 miles north of Washington D.C., you would never know it based on Olney's calm and relaxed demeanor. This Census-designated place was formerly rural farmland that never strayed that far from its roots. Olney has more of a small-town atmosphere than most of the communities with similar proximity to Washington D.C in Montgomery County. Straddling Georgia Ave (US-29) which bisects D.C., and Olney Laytonsville Rd (MD-108,) Olney is known for its vast areas of woodlands, gently rolling hills, large lots, and friendly neighbors. Given the copious amounts of forested areas, the great outdoors is easily accessible from most places here. Cyclists, runners, and hikers take advantage of Olney's serene nature in places like Olney Manor Park, Southeast Olney Park, Longwood Park, Cherrywood Park, Bowie Mill Park, and the OBGC Park at Freeman Fields.