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Selling Silver Spring and Takoma, MD since 1986. The more wrinkles in the face of your Realtor - the less wrinkles in your Real Estate Transaction. We Know Silver Spring MD Homes and Neighborhoods
Silver Spring, Maryland - A wonderful place to Live!
Ahhh .... Silver Spring, Md, 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 Silver Spring station, the Forest Glen station, the Wheaton Station and the Glenmont station.
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, now housed in the historic Silver Spring theatre, the theatre is an internationally recognized, state-of-the-art film and video exhibition center. The Discovery Channel's breathtaking headquarters is located in downtown Silver Spring. Silver Spring is about to get a new "State of the Art" Transit Center named after Maryland Senator Paul Sarbanes, who was instrumental in approprating funds for this mammoth project.
The "Close-in" older neighborhoods of Silver Spring with tree lined streets offer homes built in the late 1800's to the 1940's, providing the charm coveted by so many buyers. These older neighborhoods such as Woodside are for the most part within easy walking distance of the downtown Silver Spring metro stop or the Forest Glen stop. There is also some infill and a limited amount of new constrution occuring in Close-in Silver Spring, such as The Courts of Woodside and the Forest Glen Park Area. Also, within the older downtown area are newly constructed chic urban condos, with more still planned and currently under construction.
Further out Colesville Road to Burtonsville and from Georgia Ave to Wheaton there are subdivisions built in the mid 1940's ,1950's and 1960's where architectural styles include ramblers, split levels, colonials and contemporary mid century modern homes. There are newer townhome and condominium developments sprinkled throughout the Greater Silver Spring Area. We have something for everyone in Silver Spring.
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 pivate groups dedicated to keeping our two largest tributaries clean and healthy.
Real Estate - Property Prices in Silver Spring, Maryland Condominiums There were 463 Condos Sold in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2012 Lowest Sales Price for a Condo - $39,900 for a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo Foreclosure ( needed total rehab) in the Heritage Woods Condo Development, Aspen Hill zip 20906. Highest Sales Price for a Condo - $785,000 for a 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath (3,990 sq ft) Penthouse - the MICA Building, Dowtown Silver Spring 20910. Search all Condos for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland Town Homes There were 373 Town Houses Sold in Silver Spring in 2012 Lowest Sales Price for a Town House - $104,000 for a 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Town Home, built in 1968 in the Burnt Mills Townhome Development, 20901 Highest Sold Price for a Town House - $645,000 for a 4 Bedroom 4 1/2 Bath End Unit with 2 car garage Townhome, built 2008 in the Courts of Woodside Development, Downtown Silver Spring, 20910 Search all Town Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland Single Family Homes There werre 1568 Single Family Detatched Homes Sold in Silver Spring in 2012 Lowest Sales Price for a Single Family House - $86,199 for a 2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath Foreclosure House built in 1946, Viers Mill Village Subdivision, 20906 Highest Sales Price for a Single Family House - $1,015,000 for a 4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, built 1929 on a One Acre Lot in Woodside Park, Downtown Silver Spring, 20910 Search all Single Family Homes for Sale in Silver Spring, Maryland . A Diverse Supply of Housing in all price ranges! There Really is Something for Everyone in Silver Spring, Maryland For more information about Silver Spring, Maryland Homes, Neighborhoods and Real Estate Visit The Silver Spring Real Estate Team
Local Silver Spring Blogs
The Silver Bee Silver Spring Real Estate Blog The Author is Yours Truly, Debbie Cook, Realtor
Silver Spring Singular In-the-know blogger, A survivor of the "mean streets of Silver Spring" and defender of the cause "There is NO S on the end of Silver Spring" It is singular not plural!
Thayer Avenue A Thayer Avenue resident that provides a forum for both his own immediate neighborhood (at street level) and larger issues within the Silver Spring community. Interspersed within all that are small things to amuse himself and, hopefully, a few others.
Just Up the Pike (not the one in Rockville) A very savy 19 year old local with insights into development & politics of Eastern Montgomery County.
Silver Spring Penquin A Silver Spring resident gives a refreshing daily dose of Silver Spring Happenings - This Blogger moved to another city, but this site is still a great blog for historical resources!
My Line is Red Refreshing Blog about all things local, important and fun in Silver Spring along the Metro Red Line.
Takoma Park, 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 D.C. by Metro from the Takoma Station on the Red Line.
Takoma Park is a friendly "laid back", independent, small town with liberal politics. 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 historic district you will find grand old Victorians, Bungalows, American Four Squares and other old timey styles, along tree-lined streets.
The Old Town offers an eclectic, funky mix of small, locally owned specialty shops and small restaurants, cafes and a very popular FOOD COOP. There is a farmers market held every Sunday in the center of town on a year round basis. To celebrate July 4th, the town puts on its own parade and its own fireworks display.
Real Estate Sales - Property Pricesin Takoma Park, Maryland
In 2012 there were 184 sales of Single Family Detached homes in Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland:
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.
If you're looking for a new home in the Silver Spring-Takoma Park, MD area, or you are relocating to Silver Spring or Takoma Park, Maryland, Debbie Cook and Team are the right go to real estate professionals for your Silver Spring home buying and home selling needs.
Debbie can help you find the home you're looking for in one of Silver Spring's unique and diverse neighborhoods.
Whether it's Woodside Park, North Woodside, South Silver Spring, Woodmoor, Indian Spring, South 4 Corners, North Hills of Sligo Creek, we can help you buy a home in Silver Spring or sell a home in Silver Spring.
Debbie Cook wants to show you what makes Silver Spring and Takoma Park, Maryland great places to live! Known as the best example of a Revitalized Downtown in Maryland, Silver Spring offers world-class entertainment, restaurants and shopping, plus the benefits of one of the best school systems in the nation, a beautiful park system and superior transit system -- all in close proximity to the excitement of our Nation's Capitol.
Whether you're looking for a condo in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring, a vintage craftsman bungalow in one of the many eclectic neighborhood, a classic colonial in a family friendly neighborhood, a Takoma Park turn of the century victorian or a sprawling contemporary ranch house with acreage in the outer suburb, Debbie Cook's experience and expertise will help you find the home of your dreams. We love it here, and we know you will, too!
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