Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve

The Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve is a very special place.  It’s a short drive to the heart of Washington D.C, but it feels like a million miles away.  This is a living window looking back to how the entire county looked just a couple generations ago: green rolling pastures, forests and working farms.  All connected with a web of country roads.  Articles that help introduce you to this magical place follow.

Here’s a list of home for sale with large lots – five acres or more.

See all Montgomery County Homes with Large Lots.
(all data current as of 10/24/2014)

  1. 3 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 5.00 ac
    Year built: 1952
    Days on market: 122
  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Lot size: 9.97 ac
    Year built: 1932
    Days on market: 203
  3. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Lot size: 21.24 ac
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 126

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Montgomery County Fair

Even though we’re in the heart of the Washington D.C. metro area, Montgomery County’s roots are firmly planted in agriculture. Here’s a sampler of our annual County Fair.

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Fall and Butler’s Orchard: A Perfect Pair

Fall is the very best time of the year to enjoy the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve.  And the best way to enjoy the Ag Reserve is to visit family farms like Butlers Orchard.  Take a quick tour with this video, then plan a visit in person.  Get a current list of events at their website, and learn more about the Ag Reserve.

 

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Montgomery County Fair

Montgomery County’s roots are firmly planted in agriculture.  Every year our county fair highlights the best of the county – and the state.  Here’s a few pics.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard – Montgomery County’s Very Own Winery

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is located in the heart of the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. This is a great place to visit and soak in the beauty of the Ag Reserve — and to have some great wine! Learn more about the winery and get a list of current events at their website.

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Whites Ferry in Dickerson Maryland

This is a quick glimpse of White’s Ferry in the Ag Reserve in Montgomery County, Maryland. New visitors are amazed that there’s only one bridge river crossing from Montgomery County into Virginia – the American Legion Bridge on the 1-495 Beltway. Unless you want to swim, the only other way to cross the Potomac River is via White’s Ferry. A visit here is a great step back in time.

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The Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve hits a milestone

montgomery-county-agricultural-reserveLess than 20 miles from the Washington Beltway is some of the most pristine countryside you will see anywhere.  The Agricultural Reserve in Montgomery County is the result of very progressive land use policies implemented in 1980.  With the easement acquisition of the Sunny Ridge Farm in January, Montgomery County reached its goal of preserving 70,000 acres of farmland through protective easements. Now, we have the largest percentage of preserved agricultural land in the United States.

This Ag Reserve is a real jewel in Montgomery County.  The area is laced with country roads perfect for riding bikes, visiting orchards and equestrian activities.  But it’s so much more than a destination to visit.  It’s a tranquil place to live and call home.  Check out homes for sale in the Agricultural Reserve and find your own place in the country.

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