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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Rockville.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Rockville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baltimore. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the northeast of Rockville. Baltimore has a population of 612,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arlington (VA). It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the south of Rockville and has a population of 208,000 people.

For comparison, Rockville has a population of 68,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rockville and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Annapolis   [Map]   39,321   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bowie   [Map]   58,859   E   23 miles [37 km]
College Park   [Map]   32,303   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Frederick   [Map]   71,408   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gaithersburg   [Map]   68,710   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hagerstown   [Map]   40,306   NW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Westminster   [Map]   18,593   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Alexandria (VA)   [Map]   160,035   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Petersburg (VA)   [Map]   ---   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aspen Hill   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chevy Chase View   [Map]   994   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Derwood   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Garrett Park   [Map]   1,002   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Georgetown Village   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Glenmont Village   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Halpine Village   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hungerford Towne   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Manor Village   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
North Bethesda   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Redland   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rock Creek Village   [Map]   ---   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Rossmoor   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Viers Mill Village   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Washington Grove   [Map]   565   N   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Rockville, please visit our County-by-County Page for Rockville.

Montgomery County ...

Rockville is located in Montgomery County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Frederick, Howard, Prince George's, Fairfax (VA) & Loudoun (VA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rockville ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Rockville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rockville ...

Looking for more information about Rockville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rockville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rockville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Rockville.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Rockville. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rockville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Maryland

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Maryland Statewide Tourism
    Rockville Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Rockville


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Maryland

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Maryland

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Maryland

Airports Near Rockville ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Rockville.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   N   5 miles [8 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Rockville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Rockville. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   WSW   18 miles [29 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   ESE   102 miles [164.2 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   WSW   109 miles [175.4 km]
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NNE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   N   5 miles [8 km]
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Frederick Muni.(ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]   FDK   NNW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   SSE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Manassas Muni.(HEF/KHEF)   [Map]   HEF   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
        Website for Tipton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Carroll County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDMW)   [Map]
        Website for Carroll County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport   (ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Maryland

About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rockville: www.ci.rockville.md.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rockville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Rockville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rockville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rockville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0834, Longitude: -77.1553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Rockville), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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