Karen Huger Explains the Real Difference Between Living in Great Falls and Potomac

Karen Huger Explains the Real Difference Between Living in Great Falls and Potomac

The Real Housewives of Potomac grande dame says there’s “no comparison.”


After more than two decades living in the Potomac region of Maryland, Karen Huger left her beloved community and moved to Great Falls, Virginia to help care for her ailing parents. When we caught up with The Real Housewives of Potomac beauty recently, we asked her how she’d compare the two nabes.

“There’s no comparison, actually,” she told Home & Design. “You know, they’re both tiny jewels.” Both located about 30 minutes outside of Washington, D.C., the ritzy regions are often touted for their high-priced real estate and political cache. “I love Great Falls. I love Potomac, too, but two different worlds, two different experiences.”

That said, Karen did admit Great Falls was a slower pace than Potomac. “Great Falls was quieter,” she told us. “I went to Great Falls for my parents because they were getting progressively sicker. The home the entire time was for that, but I will say that, when my parents left, it provided me that peace I needed. It was quiet.”

She also added she’s incredibly appreciative to the Great Falls community for helping her following her parents’ passing. “I’m eternally grateful for Great Falls,” Karen said. “The people embraced me. I love my neighbors, I love my friends there. But it’s fantastic. Just as Potomac was warm when I came there 20 years ago, Great Falls opened its arms and put its arms around me, especially when I lost both my parents. Neighbors were just knocking on doors. There’s the difference: They knocked on the door and they were like, ‘What can I do for you? How can I help you?’”

Sounds like Karen had a deep connection to both communities… which leaves us wondering where she’ll decide to put down roots for the years to come. Tune into RHOP on Sundays at 9/8c to see how Karen’s story unfolds!

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