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Ahhh .... Silver Spring, Maryland, Unique, Diverse, Interesting, Rich in History, Revitalized, Historic, Charming and Modern all at the same time. There is no place like Silver Spring and, with regards to Housing, still affordable compared to the rest of Montgomery County. A Superb Location just over the Washington, DC line.
Silver Spring is located along the north east border of Washington D.C., a sprawling area that was named for a spring with sparkling bits of mica. The eastern arm of the red line serves the four metro stops in Silver Spring, the Downtown Silver Spring station, Forest Glen station, Wheaton Station and Glenmont station. Bordered by Washington, D.C. on the south, Prince George's County to the east, Rock Creek Park & the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Kensington Communities to the west and Howard County to the north, Silver Spring's location makes it an awesome place in which to live.
Old Downtown Silver Spring has had an exciting and ongoing renewal, a multi-million dollar facelift that is providing a pedestrian friendly downtown area with shops and restaurants. The American Film Institute theatre, housed in the historic Silver Spring Theater, is an internationally recognized, state-of-the-art film and video exhibition center. The Fillmore-Live Nation Music/Concert Hall and Event Venue recently opened in the old JC Penney Store space. The Discovery Channel's headquarters and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are located in Downtown Silver Spring. Silver Spring Town Center features the new civic building & veterans plaza, shops, restaurants, entertainment, and year-round farmers market.
The neighborhoods closest to Downtown Silver Spring are older and full of charm! The neighborhoods of East Silver Spring, Woodmoor, Woodside, Indian Spring, North Hills of Sligo and Northwood Park, to name a few, are filled with bungalows, cape cods, brick colonials and tudors on tree-lined streets. You will find hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplaces, screened-in porches, and neighbors taking walks in the evenings. The prices for these single family homes is anywhere from 350,000 to 1,000,000+
If you want newer construction, there are the Subdivisions of Manor Spring, Ashton Knolls, Bancroft, Briarcliff Manor, Ashton Preserve and the Luxury Golf Course Community of Hampshire Greens. All of these communities have gorgeous homes, on lots anywhere from 1/3 acre to 10 acres! If you are looking for newer homes expect to pay anywhere from 500,000 to $1,000,000+.
Silver Spring's parks have more than just grass and trees. Many include playgrounds, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, picnic areas, trails, ponds, recreation centers or indoor swim centers. Our parks and streams are beautiful and there are two very active groups of people that want to keep them that way, The Friends of Sligo Creek and Neighbors of the Northwest Branch are private groups dedicated to keeping our two largest tributaries clean and healthy.Real Estate Sales Prices in Silver Spring, Maryland
Takoma Park, or "Granola Park" as some locals call it now, was the first planned suburban community of Washington, DC. Founded in 1883, by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert, Takoma Park was developed along a branch of the B & O railroad. It was originally conceived as a "summer resort" area, as a healthful clean-water alternative to Washington, DC's malarial swamps. With a population of 18,000 it rests along the upper northeast boundary of D.C. and strattles Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties in Maryland.
B.F. Gilbert named his community TAKOMA an Indian word meaning "High Up - Near Heaven". Takoma Park has it's own city government, police department, library and is served by Montgomery County Schools
Religion and politics has shaped the Takoma Park community. From the early 1900's to 1990, Takoma Park was the world headquarters of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Two of the church's institutions remain today, The Washington Adventist Hospital, and Columbia Union College. The coming of metro service to Takoma Park has made it a perfect "bedroom community" for young professionals. It is a 15 minute commute to the middle of Downtown DC by METRO from the Takoma Red Line Station.
Takoma Park is a friendly "laid back", independent small town with liberal politics. Takoma Park is sometimes called the "Berkley of the East" The residents are politically active and have put in place a number of progressive measures such as the Declaration of a Nuclear-Free Zone and legal recognition of non-marital partnerships.
In the Takoma Park, Maryland historic district you will find grand old Victorians, Bungalows, American Four Squares and other old timey styles, along tree-lined streets. There is also a Washington, DC Takoma Park Historic District.
Old Town Takoma offers an eclectic, funky mix of small, locally owned specialty shops and small restaurants, cafes and a very popular FOOD COOP. There is a year round farmers market every Sunday in the center of town. To celebrate July 4th, the town puts on its own parade and its own fireworks display
Takoma Park Real Estate Prices and Home Sales
There were 184 Detached Single Family Homes Sold in Takoma Park, Maryland in 2012
LOWEST Sale Price - $95,000 for a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 1 Level Brick Cottage - A Foreclosure Sale in need of total rehab built in 1947 in the Carole Highlands Neighborhood
HIGHEST Sale Price - $1,075,000 for a 6 Bedroom, 5 Bath Victorian origianally built in 1904. A restoration on almost a one acre lot in the heart of the Historic District.
The Average List price for a single family home in Takoma Park in 2012 was $448,875.
The Average SOLD price for a single family home in Takom Park in 2012 was $441,822
In 2012 the Average Days on the Market for a single family home in Takoma Park, MD was 57
Takoma Park remains popular with today's home buyers and has retained it's home values - The Average Sales Price was UP 1.9% from 2011 and the days on Market is Down 10 days from 2011.
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