When I think of the word "neighborhood" I think of West Riding. It is an established neighborhood located in the heart of Gaithersburg. It is part of the City of Gaithersburg. There are different home styles in West Riding. There are two styles of Colonial, a split colonial, split foyer, rambler and a raised rambler. The homes were built in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
When you look in West Riding at homes, you will see that most of the homeowners have updated and remodeled many of the homes. You will find new kitchens, replaced windows, roofs, HVAC systems. The homes sit on lots that are close to a half acre.
Those are some of the asthethics of the neighborhood, but the people are really spectacular. Whenever I have a listing in the neighborhood you can be sure that the neighbors will stop by and say hi. They are some of the best critics of my listings and are always eager to share the things they have done in their homes.
The other special part about the community is that they know each other, you know like the old days. There is a Moms group that all support each other and socialize together. I know that one of my past clients had a baby and the baby was born with some difficulty. The Moms group pulled together and helped the family while Mom had to go to the hospital to be with their newborn. Cooking meals and that sort of stuff.
A real tribute to the neighborhood is that the kids that grew up in West Riding are now adults and are buying the homes in their old neighborhood to raise their families. I think that is are real testament to the neighborhood.
West Ridging is one of my favorite neighborhoods to sell in because people get so much more than just a house.