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Poolesville
Poolesville
Maryland
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5 out of 5 stars based on 2 ratings
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Poolesville is a town in the western portion of Montgomery County, Maryland. The population was 4,883 at the 2010 United States Census. It is surrounded by (but is technically not part of) the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, and is considered a distant bedroom community for commuters to Washington, D.C. The name of the town comes from the brothers John Poole, Sr. and Joseph Poole, Sr. who owned land in what is now Poolesville. Due to a historical anomaly, until 2010 the legal name of the town was "The Commissioners of Poolesville". Residents overwhelmingly voted to formally change the name to "The Town of Poolesville" in the November 2010 general election.

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This is a small town. Everyone knows everyone, if not they will say "hello" to you. It has one of the best schools in the State. We have local RideOn bus service to the Shady Grove Metro Station. We have a Commissioner who takes care of issues from the community and resolves them. Upgrades/upkeep are made to our town as the budget allows.
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This is a small town. The residents here are of all ages. The seniors are treated with respect and courtesy. We have a Senior Center with all kinds of activities and field trips.

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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