Local Services and Attractions
Privacy World is located in the heart of the Wheaton-Glenmont community, and is convenient to public transportation, parks and recreation centers, and other community services and features. Please click on a link to learn more about some of these (external pages will open in a new window).
Local News and Events
The Wheaton Urban District maintains a calendar of local events each month, as well as news and information about local construction initiatives and other news of local interest. For more information visit
Wheaton Patch is an online newspaper covering the Wheaton-Glenmont and mid-county area.
Privacy World is literally across the street from the Glenmont Metro Station, the eastern terminus of the Washington D.C. Metro System's Red Line. In addition to rail service connecting our community to other parts of Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia, the station also serves as the stop for many local bus lines, including both Montgomery County Ride On and WMATA Metrobus routes. These train and bus routes also offer connections to other local and national train and bus services.
The long awaited Randolph Road underpass at Georgia Avenue is currently under construction. The underpass will change the through lanes on Randolph Road to go under Georgia Avenue. In addition, a portion of the traffic signal times for Randolph Road will be re-allocated to Georgia Avenue. These changes are expected to greatly relieve rush hour congestion in the area. The project is scheduled for completion in 2017, however unofficial sources indicate that progress is at least one year behind that schedule.
Privacy World has excellent access to both professional and volunteer emergency services.
Glenmont Fire Station 18 of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department has moved into its brand new home, less than one mile from our community (at the former location of Glenallen Elementary School).
The Glenmont Station of the Montgomery County Police is a little over half a mile from our apartments.
The award-winning Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad recently moved into its beautiful new headquarters across the street from the Wheaton Regional Library, less than two miles from our community.
Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) is a volunteer service of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. It offers free training in CPR and First Aid to Montgomery County residents, as well as a variety of other educational and public services. Interested county residents may also enroll in the free, thirty-two-hour C.E.R.T Basic class to receive a basic grounding in helping to protect their home and community in the event of an emergency.
Privacy World is served by the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public School System, consistently voted among the best in the country, as well as a plethora of private and parochial schools. A brand new Wheaton High School, built upon the athletic fields of the old Wheaton High School, opened its doors in January, 2016.
Our community's students are also served by the MCPS Downcounty Consortium (DCC), in which qualified students may select to attend a school not in their immediate neighborhood in order to participate in specialized, topical education. For more information on the DCC, visit MCPS DCC Information Page.
For details on specific schools serving our residents, visit the MCPS Official School Assignment Locator. For general information about the school system, including enrollment information, visit The MCPS Homepage.
Montgomery College is the local community college, offering Associates degrees and undergraduate Certificates in a wide range of curricula over three local campuses plus a variety of satellite locations. It is easily accessible via public transportation. For more information, visit the Montgomery College Homepage.
Unfortunately, the Wheaton Library, less than 2 miles from our community, closed on March 13, 2016 to allow the construction of the new combined Wheaton Library/Recreation Center. The new facility is expected to open in summer, 2018.
An interim library branch has been opened in the upstairs ballroom of the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad Station, at 2400 Arcola Ave., across the street from the library. The interim library will provide free wi-fi and computer access, and you will be able to pick up and return books and other products there ordered from other libraries.
The Friends of the Library Bookstore, previously located in the basement of the Wheaton Library, has been temporarily relocated to the location of the old Silver Spring Library, at Colesville Road and Noyes Drive.
For more information about the closing, construction plans, and locations of other Montgomery County Public Library branches, visit Wheaton Library Closure FAQ
Wheaton Regional Park encompasses 536 acres of land, and includes a wide range of recreational attractions ranging from the Brookside Gardens and Nature Center to the Indoor Tennis Bubble and Ice Skating Arena. All of these facilities are less than 3 miles from the Privacy World Apartments.
The Montgomery County Department of Recreation offers a diverse range of free and inexpensive recreational activities, facilities, and classes, from sports leagues and open gyms to computer and foreign language courses.
The Glenmont Shopping Center is a convenient quarter-mile walk from our community, and features services including a supermarket, banks, pharmacy, hair stylists and barber shops, and both fast food and full-service restaurants.
Privacy World is also located a few miles north of the Central Wheaton Business District, home to hundreds of local businesses including the 195-store Westfield Shopping Town Wheaton.
The Wheaton/Aspen Hill area offers a wide variety of grocery stores, ranging from chains like Giant Food, Safeway, Shopper's Food & Pharmacy, and Aldi, to a variety of smaller ethnic markets. Several of these businesses offer home delivery to our community.
Over 20 Farmers' Markets operate within 10 miles of the Privacy World community, including one in downtown Wheaton (easily accessible via public transportation). For more information on these, visit Maryland Farmer's Market Association