While this early crossroads community dates back to the 1790s, its larger residential expansion didn’t begin in earnest until much later. In the early 1960s, the county laid out a reshaping of the area as a “Corridor City,” preserving large portions of natural green space (including Seneca Creek State Park) and limiting rampant overdevelopment. About a decade later, widespread residential and commercial development begin, albeit with certain conservation restrictions. To learn more about Germantown, MD homes for sale, contact our team of Maryland real estate agents today!

Current Listings in Germantown/Darnestown 

(Sorted Highest to Lowest)

$2,950,000
5 beds - 7+ Baths

13308 MANOR STONE DR

Germantown, Maryland

Listing office: W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co.

MLS® ID: 1000052351

$2,750,000
6 beds - 2+ Baths

20516 FREDERICK RD

Germantown, Maryland

Listing office: The Blackstone Real Estate LLC

MLS® ID: 1000050741

$2,750,000

20516 FREDERICK RD

Germantown, Maryland

Listing office: The Blackstone Real Estate LLC

MLS® ID: 1000050723

$1,599,000
5 beds - 4+ Baths

13502 DEAKINS LN

Germantown, Maryland

Listing office: W.C. & A.N. Miller, Realtors, A Long & Foster Co.

MLS® ID: 1000051737

More About the Germantown/Darnestown Real Estate Market

Today, Germantown presents a large inventory of homes and condos for sale—in fact, a veritable buyer’s delight! Properties start off in the very low six figures and escalate all the way to about $3 million. It is perennially listed by CNN Money as one of the nation’s best places to live.

The present-day rectangular shape of the community runs northeast, all the way from the Potomac River to the town of Damascus. Germantown, Maryland condos for sale in the area are made up of flats, lofts and upscale multilevel townhouse developments, with all the luxury trimmings—hardwood floors, rec rooms, fireplaces, open chef’s kitchens and roof decks.

When it comes to detached single-family homes for sale, there’s everything from Ramblers and Split-levels at the more modest level, to large estates with plenty of acreage, and of course, the ubiquitous oversized custom manors designed in every archetype from Mediterranean to Colonial “rock fortress” style.

A couple other things to note: Germantown, MD home values took a sharp dip during the mid-2000s real estate downturn which has resulted in some true buyers’ opportunities. Also, despite new residential and commercial development, Germantown continues to practice managed and sustainable growth. With top restaurants and beautiful natural settings, this is one of Washington Metro’s most inviting places to live.