The "Darkhorse" of rich American towns, Potomac is, based on per capita income, the richest community in the Country. While it is often believed that Greenwich or Westport is the Mecca of haute coutre and the center of White Judeo-Protestant wealth, Potomac residents exceed their combined aggregate income by 9 figures. It is not uncommon to smoke a cigar in what is affectionately known as "the Village" with the Director of the CIA, Michael Jordon (who has a business residence here), and film icon Barry Levinson. In addition, 30 percent of Potomac's inhabitants started or currently run multi-billion dollar bio-tech and defense firms. This stands in stark contrast to Greenwich and Westport because it is indicative of both Potomac residents' superior intelligence and lack of propensity to find comfort in estate-generated inheritance wealth.
Children in Potomac, while extremely comfortable, are not like the children of other ultra-elite towns in America because they understand the value of work and, more often than not, cannot rely on an inheritance or pure nepotism to guarantee them a job, since their parents are often highly specialized lawyers, doctors, CEO's, politicians, ambassadors, or the Vice President. This does not mean, however, that they are not the object of familial spending. A walk through the Churchill HS parking lot is reminiscent of a DuPont Registry Catalouge. Parties in the area often have at least two kegs filled with a special-order microbrew and an obscure, but fantastic import. Marijuana is never purchased; 8-12 ounces is placed at the center of the party for all to partake in. the party ends when the parents' return from their business trip to Milan and Dubai in a private helicopter.
All this, and the town is adjacent to one of the largest national parks on the Eastern Seaboard, as well as the beacon of the free world, Washington D.C.
Either way, the town is the shit and all the connecticuit wannabes need to take a trip down south to see what it means to be actively, responsibly, and tremendously RICH.
Greenwich and Westport kids are ostentatious because they are jealous of Potomac kids.
Prices shown in USD.
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