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Rockville is the third largest city in Maryland and is the county seat of Montgomery County. It occupies 13 square miles within the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area and is located 12 miles northwest of the nation’s capital. A major portion of the prestigious I-270 corridor is within the City’s corporate limits.
Rockville is the only city in the Mid-Atlantic to be recognized in 2010 by Bloomberg Businessweek, Money Magazine and U.S. News & World Report as a great place to live, work, and start a business.
The City of Rockville operates under the council-manager form of municipal government and derives its governing authority from a charter granted by the General Assembly of Maryland. The governing body is the Mayor and Council, which formulates policies for the administration of the City. The Mayor and Council are comprised of a mayor and four councilmembers elected at large for a two-year term. The mayor is chosen on a separate ballot. The city manager is appointed by the Mayor and Council to serve as the City’s chief executive officer. As mandated by state law, Montgomery County provides school, library, social services, and fire protection in Rockville. In addition to the Montgomery County Police, Rockville residents are served by the City’s own Police Department. Rockville’s community policing services are specially designed to meet the needs of the community.
The City provides a full range of services including:
Rockville is a residential community and an employment center. Rockville offers a wide variety of housing styles, prices, sizes, and neighborhoods from mid-rise condominiums to Victorian homes, from contemporary models to the more traditional.
|The following map provides an orientation of the City of Rockville within the State of Maryland.|
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