Highland View and Indian Spring

Highland View and Indian Spring

Highland View of Sligo Park, Branwell Park, Long Branch Village and Brookside Forest Neighborhood Subdivisions

Located Just inside the Beltway adjacent to the Indian Spring Neighborhood. The boundaries are roughly, Sligo Creek Park to the south, University Blvd to the north, Piney Branch Road and Takoma Park to the east and Franklin Ave to the west.  Flower Avenue is the Main drag through Highland View with the old Flower Ave Shopping Center positioned at the edge of the neighborhood on the corner of Piney Branch Road and Flower Avenue.  The main citizens association for residents of Highland View is called the Sligo Branview Citizens Association.  Subdivisions included in this area are named Highland View of Sligo Park, Branwell Park, Long Branch Village and Brookside Forest.

Highland view is an established mature neighborhood with a "woodsy vibe".  You will find ample wooded lots with an eclectic variety of home styles including cape cods, colonials, bungalows, tudors and mid century modern.  There are several old early 1900's Farmhouses scattered through out the area that pre date the suburban development. Highland View of Sligo Creek was first developed in the 1930's by E Brooke Lee's North Washington Realty Co.   The neighborhood began as a "bedroom community" 
and was advertised as having "golf, swimming and beautiful parks near main arterial routes of Brick Colonial - Highland View Silver Spring MD tranportation".  Homes in the Highland View neighborhood are older, charming and unique, unlike the cookie-cutter tract homes of the 1950's post war suburbs.

 The location of the house within this neighborhood determines which elementary school children will attend.  Montgomery County Public Schools has 6 Elementary Schools that serve this area:  
Highland View Elementary
Pinecrest Elementary 
Montgomery Knolls 
Oakview Elementary 
Rolling Terrace Elementary
New Hampshire Estates Elementary

The majority of students in this neighborhood attend Eastern Middle School, a smaller percentage attendSilver Spring International Middle School.

House in Highland ViewMontgomery Blair High School is the base High School for this area of Silver Spring.  At the high school level the Downcounty consortium is available giving students a choice regarding their academic area of study. The five high schools in the Downcounty cluster include Northwood, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Wheaton High Schools.

It is always best to check with the Mongtomery County Public School locator by street address to find out the schools kids will attend in a given neighborhood.

Shopping - The closest large grocery store is the Giant Food on Arliss Avenue, within walking distance for the neighborhood. There are also many ethnic shops and restaurants in the Flower Avenue Shopping Center including the popular El Golfo and the Flower Deli

Downtown Silver Spring and all it has to offer is less than 2 miles away.  There are plenty of  Ride-On BusCape Cod in Highland View - Silver Spring MDand regular MetroBus stops throughout the neighborhood to wisk you to Downtown Silver Spring or Takoma Park or their Metro Stations.

Links to some Parks, Recreation and a Library within walking distance:
Longbranch Community Center
Longbranch Pool

Silver Spring YMCA  
Sligo Creek Park  
Longbranch Library  
Longbranch Park

                                                          Indian Spring

Indian Spring is one of the most popular family friendly neighborhoods in Silver Spring.  

Homes in Indian Spring were originally built as Golf Course or Country Club Homes. The area was developed around the Old Indian Spring Country Club & Golf Course in the late 1930's. When the Country Club moved out to Layhill Road in mid 1950's, the grounds and buildings became the home of the Silver Spring YMCA.  

The Indian Spring Neighborhood is located just inside the Beltway in Silver Spring, Md 20901, east of Colesville Road (Route 29). The southern border is Franklin Avenue and the west, University Boulevard.  
Colonial in Indian Spring
The houses are charming Colonials, Cape Cods, Tudors, Bungalows and Ramblers built from the early 1940's through the mid 1950s.  There are just over 800 single family homes in the Indian Spring subdivisions of Indian Spring Club Estates, Indian Spring Park, Indian Spring Hills, Indian Spring Park and Indian Spring Terrace.

Public Schools Serving Indian Spring
The Montgomery County public school system is well known as one of the best in the nation. Public schools serving  Indian Spring: 

Houses in Indian Spring Silver Spring MDHighland View Elementary School, 
Silver Spring International Middle School, 
Northwood High School, 

At the high school level the Downcounty consortium is available giving students a choice regarding their academic area of study. The five high schools in the Downcounty cluster include Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Wheaton. 

The Indian Spring community was listed in the Washingtonian one of the "Best Places to Live" (2005).  "This is the kind of inner-Beltway suburb that downtown Silver Spring was revitalized for. The professionals living here may have families, but they're not so suburbanized that they don't enjoy theColonial in Indian Spring Silver Spring MDart films, live music, and trendy food that are trademarks of the new Silver Spring."  - Washingtonian Magazine.

The Indian Spring Community has family-oriented social events for neighbors to meet and an email group for neighbors to keep up on the latest news, events, announcements and learn about local services. Some of the Neighborhood events are:  (the ever popular annual) "Taste of Indian Spring", neighborhood clean up, yard sale, Fall Fest, July 4th Celebration, Holiday Celebrations and Holiday House Tours.  Find out more about the Indian Spring Community by visiting their website www.Iscaonline.com 

Contact Information

Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
Greater Silver Spring Office - 12520 Prosperity Dr
Silver Spring MD 20904