takoma park real estate: Olympic Medalist Dominique Dawes - Childhood Home in Silver Spring - 08/01/12 04:09 AM
During this Summer Olympic Season . . . Do you remember when Dominique Dawes caused a lot of excitement, got our attention and made us swell with pride in the USA, the state of Maryland and especially in Silver Spring and Takoma Park? Dominique Dawes was a member of the 1996 Gold Medal Olympic Team, The Magnificent 7, where she also became the first African-American to win an individual event medal with her bronze on floor. Her coach and teammates called her "Awesome Dawesome." 
Dominique was born in 1976 in Silver Spring, Maryland.  She grew up in this brick, Colonial Style house, circa early 1940's in Silver … (0 comments)

takoma park real estate: Have an Old Fashioned Hometown 4th of July Celebration in Takoma Park, Maryland - 07/01/11 03:02 PM
This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation.  Takoma Park is an artsy enclave with tree lined avenues and Victorian Homes, the perfect setting for an annual patriotic Independence Day parade.  This celebration is one of the oldest in the nation and the Takoma Park Community has had 121 years of practice!
On Monday July 4th 2011, enjoy what people living in Silver Spring and Takoma Park have have been enjoying for the past 121 years.   This will be the 122nd annual Takoma Park 4th of July Celebration. 
ParadeThe parade starts at 10:00 am beginning at Carroll & Ethan Allen Avenues, follows Carroll … (3 comments)

takoma park real estate: Crossroads Farmers Market - Takoma Park, Maryland - Hyper Local Produce on Wednesdays - 06/02/11 03:07 PM
This small Farmers Market is located in the Langley/Takoma Crossroads area, where Silver Spring kind of overlaps into Takoma Park.   Located at 7676 New Hampshire Ave near the corner of New Hampshire and University Blvd. 
Nice place to pick up fresh, local (with a capitol L) produce at mid-week.   Smaller and not as crowded as the weekend markets, it is open on Wednesdays from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
There was a laid-back guitar duo playing there yesterday, that was very good!
It is stawberry season now.  The strawberries you get here are unlike anything you can buy in the grocery stores.  There is just … (0 comments)

takoma park real estate: Old Fashioned, Overlooked Dive with the Best Burger and Breakfast in Silver Spring, Maryland - 10/11/10 05:40 AM
Step back in time behind the cases and coolers of beer, wine, snack displays and the cramped cash register to one of Silver Spring's best kept secrets.  A little "lunch counter"/restaurant and bar that's been in business as a deli since 1937.  The business has been located in the Flower Avenue Shopping Center since 1950 in the same strip of shops that surround the old historic Flower Avenue Theatre Building.  The current proprietor "Hadi" took over the Flower Delicatessen from the original owner in 1979 and "redecorated" the deli bar/restaurant.  Nothing fancy here, just good food, friendly staff and what anyone can aprreciate, prices … (3 comments)

takoma park real estate: Takoma Park Celebrates it's 120th 4th of July Parade and Celebration - 07/02/09 02:51 PM
The Grandpappy of all Celebrations in Montgomery County is the one taking place in Takoma Park, MD this weekend!
This year's Annual Takoma Park Independence Parade and Celebration, now in its 120th year, is entitled "The Belle of Takoma Park," in remembrance of longtime resident and organizer of the parade for the last 40 years, Belle Zeigler. Zeigler died Dec. 14, 2008, at age 88.The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Carroll and Ethan Allen avenues. The parade ends at Maple and Ritchie avenues.Concerts by Violet Says 5, Positive Vibrations and the Takoma Park Community Band will begin at 7 p.m. Parade and raffle … (1 comments)

takoma park real estate: Is it the Right Time of Year to Sell a Silver Spring or Takoma Park House? - 12/30/08 04:40 AM
Statistics for Real Estate in Silver Spring, Md (Downtown) zip code.  Notice the big uptick in the median price at the very end of the year when the inventory gets Low the median price rises.  It appears that selling a house at this time of year may be a smart move.  Less Inventory means Less competition and can translate into a better price!                             The Eight Reasons Why Winter may be the Best Time to Sell 
To follow the trends in your Silver Spring or Takoma Park zipcode - Subscribe to My Market Reports.                                              It is FREE and there is no obligation.For a no obligation, Computerized Assesment … (3 comments)

takoma park real estate: Silver Spring's Pretty Older Sister - Takoma Park, Maryland - A Victorian Suburb - 11/12/08 10:22 PM
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 … (5 comments)

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