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Living in Montgomery County, MD

NIST headquarters is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, which is a part of Montgomery County, Maryland. Located approximately 25 miles north of Washington, D.C., there are so many benefits to living outside our nation's capital - from historical highlights such as the monuments, to a rich cultural presence, professional sports teams, and an endless supply of activities.

Median Home and Rental Information for Areas near Gaithersburg, MD:

  Gaithersburg, MD Germantown, MD Rockville, MD Frederick, MD
Distance from NIST N/A 5.5 miles NW 6 miles SE 23 miles NW
Home $399,250 $309,900 $482,475 $262,500
Rental $2,100 $1,750 $2,250 $1,700


  • Average yearly temperature: 54.6 degrees F
  • Hottest month: July
  • Coolest month: January
  • Average annual snowfall:  19.04 inches


  • Average commute time: 34.5 minutes



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Created May 21, 2014, Updated December 4, 2019