New Hampshire Ave: Highway to Heaven

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797
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There's a stretch of New Hampshire Ave in Silver Spring, MD that has been dubbed the Highway to Heaven at my office. Here's why:

 

Churches on New Hampshire Ave

 

Starting at the intersection of Randolph Rd and going north towards Sandy Spring/Ashton, New Hampshire Ave is a model for peace. There are almost 30 churches, mosques, basilica, temple ...  along this stretch of New Hampshire Ave alone and there always seems to be another development application pending. Various denominations have found a home here, coexisting peacefully side by side. 

Our office - Thompson Co. Realtors - happens to be located right along the Highway to Heaven .. how blessed are we to be working in such an environment? As a Silver Spring area Realtor® I can't help but admire the various architectural styles as well, from modest to elaborate, each building has its unique features.

New Hampshire Ave in 20905 Silver Spring, MD - the Highway to Heaven

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

 

 

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Brenda Mullen
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Now that is a cool nickname for an area...Highway to Heaven and indeed it is :)!  

Sep 21, 2012 01:11 PM #1
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
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Hi Andrea, I used to like that show and it was on for years. Remember? Your pictures are just lovely and show what a nice city you work in. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 21, 2012 01:41 PM #2
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
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Hi Andrea, I did not realize they were all churches of different denominations. This is a wonderful post for buyers of different beliefs. Good job Andrea! I am going to Suggest this post.
Sep 21, 2012 01:44 PM #3
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Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
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Andrea ~ Beautiful post! I like the cozy little "prayer stop" in the middle.

Sep 21, 2012 02:02 PM #4
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Brenda, isn't it? I find it a very fitting one indeed ...

Hi Kristin, thank you! It's a wonderful area ... there are many different residential neighborhoods off New Hampshire Ave and everyone lives close to their place of worship.

I may just have to see if I can find some episodes of the "Highway to Heaven" ..

Hi Diane, that's the first I have ever seen.. it sits right on New Hampshire Ave and it even comes with its own little parking area. Thank you.

Sep 21, 2012 02:06 PM #5
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Debbie Cook
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Andrea,

I've never heard it called Highway to Heaven, but that is the perfect name for New Hampshire Avenue just past Randolph !!!  I've passed that little Prayer Stop before.  My favorite is the Ukranian Church and I think the Episcopal Church is very cool Mid Century modern with the stone on it.  Wonderful Localism Post!

Sep 21, 2012 10:57 PM #6
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Andrea, it just shows that it's good to stick close to your competition so you can keep an eye on them, lol! Enjoy your weekend!
Sep 22, 2012 12:19 AM #7
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Andrea, That really is a great nickname!  I love the photos as well!  Have a great weekend!

Sep 22, 2012 04:08 AM #8
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
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Hi Debbie, credit goes to Larry Thompson, owner of Thompson Co. Realtors ... considering that we are located right on the Highway to Heaven, we just stuck with it and I like it a lot! The Ukranian Church would be my favorite, too, when it comes to architecture - it's just beautiful.

Hi Silvia, LOL, too funny! Have a good one as well!

Hi Tony, and it fits that stretch of New Hampshire Ave so perfectly. Thank you. I hope you are enjoying yours!

Sep 22, 2012 09:45 AM #9
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Debbie Cook
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc - Silver Spring, MD
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Andrea,

Please say Hello to Larry for me.   My maiden name is Dieudonne.  Larry knew my Dad - Ben Dieudonne and my Uncle E. L. "Bud" Dieudonne.  They were both Realtors and Appraisers and owned Woodside Realty Co. in Silver Spring.  They were in business from 1946 thru 2005.  Sadly they are both gone, my dad in 1986 and my uncle in 2005.  

BTW,
I listed a house on Silver Spirng Avenue a couple of years ago.  It was an estate sale - found in the owner's papers (he didn't throw anything away) was the original old black and white paper MLS printout from 1976.  The house was listed by Thompson Co.  It had a photo of the house showing the THOMPSON CO sign out front.    

Sep 22, 2012 10:56 AM #10
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Wow, Debbie, what an amazing story! That just proves that it's a small world (and Thompson Company's legacy :-) Larry would have loved the original listing sheet - what a nice present that would have made but I'm assuming it no longer exists .

I will definitely let him know that you said "Hi" or even better .. perhaps we should make plans to meet up sometime and then you can tell him in person.

Sep 22, 2012 12:10 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The different styles of architecture are not only interesting, they are beautiful!  I can see how that stretch is labeled as it is.

Sep 23, 2012 05:09 PM #12
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
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Hi Myrl, there are a couple I always find myself slowing down when I pass .. they are just stunning and I never tire looking at them.

Sep 24, 2012 02:52 PM #13
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Andrea, I believe I can pick out the Ukrainian church in that group.  8-)  Nice information.  I might be one step closer to heaven though.  I rent the front of my office building to a church. There's only a door between us.  8=) jk

Sep 25, 2012 04:17 AM #14
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