When it comes to sports, entertainment, fine dining and cultural attractions, it's hard to compete with Washington, D.C., and many people look for homes for rent near the city for these reasons. But those who decide to reside in the city's periphery quickly find out that all the fun and excitement doesn't stop at the District's boundaries. In fact, a number of the surrounding towns and cities have made a name for themselves by promoting local events and attractions. Those who rent homes in Germantown, Maryland, have found a community that many people visit each year in search of unique music and authentic ethnic celebrations.
The most famous landmark enjoyed by those in Germantown rentals is the BlackRock Center for the Arts. The facility caters to and supports the arts and local artists in several areas. It includes a 30,000-square-foot art gallery, a proscenium theater, a dance studio and numerous practice rooms for musicians. People who rent homes in Germantown -- from children to young professionals to parents -- are invited to take part in the center's music, dance and art classes or camps.
BlackRock also provides some entertainment for community members in Germantown rentals. In addition to hosting many concerts, the center is the location for the famous Germantown Oktoberfest, where those in attendance can hear rock, pop and, of course, traditional German music. Those who are still looking for something to do on a Saturday night may wish to watch the women's professional soccer team, the Washington Freedom, play at Germantown's very own Maryland Soccerplex.
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