Boundaries: University Boulevard, Colesville Road (rt 29), Beltway 495 and Northwest Branch Park
Woodmoor and Indian Spring Village are the largest of the Legal Subdivisions in the Neighborhood known as Woodmoor.
Through his Woodmoor Development Company George J. Moss was the Developer of Woodmoor. George Moss was said to have personally checked out the lay of the land, trees and placement of the homes in Woodmoor, unlike many developers that do this on paper. George Moss was a pioneer of this first large "planned community" in Silver Spring, MD. He took a lot of risk in developing Woodmoor because at the time it was land that was "out" in a sleepy rural farming area of Four Corners which was far from transportation and shopping in the 1930's.
The Woodmoor community is an established community of charming, picturesque brick colonials, cape cods and tudor style homes with classic ammenities such as fireplaces, hardwood floors and screened porches.
Woodmoor's first homes were built in the late 1930s. In the late 1930's, Indian Spring Country Club (now the Silver Spring YMCA) and Argyle Country Club (now Sligo Creek Public Golf Course) were a big draw for this quiet suburban "bedroom" community. Saint Bernadette's Church and the opening of Saint Bernadette school drew many young families to the Community.
The cool, art deco style, circa 1940's Woodmoor Shopping Center at the edge of this beautiful neighborhood was recently restored. The medium sized, 3 story Shopping Center still has quaint, locally owned, well known and long lasting mom and pop shops like the Woodmoor Pastry Shop, Santucci's Italian Deli, theWatchPocket and Hoover Fisher's Florist to name a few. The Silver Spring Stage has been operating for many years in the basement of the Woodmoor Shopping Center that I hear, was once a bowling alley. More well know chains such as a CVS Drugstore, a Starbucks and Subway are in this mix of stores.
The Northwest Branch Park and it's stream runs along the northern Boundary of Woodmoor and offers a rich opportunity for recreation and nature watching for Woodmoor Residents. Woodmoor is a neighbor of the Northwest Branch and has it's own Woodmoor Green Team.
A pretty Neighborhood of 700+ Single Family Homes located in the Four Corners Area of Silver Spring, Md in 20901. Woodmoor brings to mind, older charming Cape Cods, Colonials mixed with a few post-war Ramblers and Split Levels on neighborly, shady, tree lined streets.
Public Schools for Woodmoor
The Montgomery County public school system is well known as one of the best in the nation.
Montgomery County Public Schools serving the Woodmoor neighborhood:
Montgomery Knolls ES (PreK-Grade 2)
Pinecrest Elementary (Grades 3-5)
Eastern Middle School
Montgomery Blair 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, Northwood and Wheaton
St. Bernadette's fondly called "ST B's" is the Neighboorhood's Landmark Private School (K-8)