Rockville 20850 zip code area is close to DC, Bethesda, and Tysons Corner area too. Some areas such as Glen Hills are old areas with big lots -from 3/4 acres to several acres. It has one of the best schools in the area and has very professional population. It is very private and secluded area. Very desirable for young professional family.
I am NOT a buyer, I own a few properties in this area.
A large lot (12000sf) for the price of (compare to) 6000-7000sf with option to use back ally entrance lots , City's active lifestyle, Entertainment for whole family-Theaters, restaurants, library, weekly live entertainment and annual wine tasting and other festivals, community swimming pool, park and playground, short walk to downtown Rockville, government offices, transportaion to Shady Grove Hospital, Universities at Shady Grove, Bio-tech companies. Easy access to Rt. 270, Metro and local transportation and attach the map showing 270 and other locations.
It depends where the hour starts. By that I mean, where in D.C. does he work. My wife works in D.C., and we live in Ellicott City. It used to be 45 minutes each way, now it is 90. I always tell people to just plan on 5 minutes more per year. You could probably go as far North as Columbia, MD and be an hour from D.C., definitely Burtonsville, Laurel, etc. Also, you should look in Derwood. Please let me know if you are interested in coming North of D.C. since that is the area we handle. Good luck!
If you're looking for a nice single-family in an established neighboorhood, I would suggest Olney, Upper Silver Spring (Northern-most end). If you'd like to get more home for your money I'd suggest Frederick, MD. There are trains and a multitude of alternative transportation (Special Buses, commuter pools, etc). Frederick is becoming a hot-spot and the prices are still a lot lower than Rockville and the surrounding areas.
The most important question would be 'How much are you looking to spend on a home & how much home would you like'.
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Karen Ellen Herron, Realtor
100 Percent Realtors, LLC
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Not sure what your price range is, but check out Hammond Village. Sounds like it might be just what you are looking for. If you like what you see, give me a call.
Best of luck,
there are a lot great neighborhoods in the area. Annapolis, Bowie, Laurel, Beltsville, Ellicot City, Odenton, Fulton, Cheverly, Silver Spring, Takoma Park and many more. how big of SFH are you looking in terms of yard space and house?
I'm not a fan of cookie-cutter homes either - but thankfully, Silver Spring has plenty of subdivisions full of charm.
Good luck with your home search! If I can be of assistance, don't hesitate to call.
Let me know if you want more information about the area.