Gaithersburg, Maryland has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. In fact, this little city is bursting with claims to fame and today, we’re going to be checking some of them out.

Gaithersburg Takes the Lead in Diversity

According to Wallethub, Gaithersburg, MD was ranked as the #1 most diverse city out of 501 largest cities back in 2016. Currently, their rank is still within the top ten. 

Not only is Gaithersburg a place of ethnic diversity, but it is also diverse in terms of social classes, which it ranked second for back in 2016.

Through diversity, Gaithersburg has cultivated an environment of growth and opportunity for all people who live there.

Famous Faces from Gaithersburg

Many notable people have come from Gaithersburg, MD including actors, singers, and numerous sports stars.

Famous Actors

Kimberly J. Brown, the star of 1998 classic Halloweentown came out of this great city. She has starred in many different shows and films, but Halloweentown will always have a special place in the hearts of her fans.

Judah Friedlander is a stand-up comedian and actor who starred in 30 Rock. He has also appeared in numerous talk-shows like “Late Night with Conan O’Brian” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”.

Famous Music Artists

Logic has actually mentioned Gaithersburg, MD in a few of the songs about his childhood.

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The lead guitarist of Hootie & the Blowfish, Mark Bryan also got his start here.


Famous Athletes

Stefon Mar’sean Diggs plays for the Minnesota Vikings.

Courtney Kupets is a gymnast who won a bronze medal at on the uneven bars back in 2004 in Athens. She is now the head coach of Georgia Gymnastics.

It’s hard to imagine that any of these people have anything in common, but this is just another example of the diversity that Gaithersburg has to offer.

Catch a Glimpse of Gaithersburg in these Shows and Movies!

The 4th largest city in Maryland has been mentioned in a few different TV shows and movies.

  • The Blacklist (Season 3, Episode 4)
  • The X Files (Multiple episodes)
  • Law & Order: SVU (Season 13, episode 4)
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3, episode 6)
  • United Shades of America (Season 2, Episode 1)
  • Borat filmed a few scenes there.