This was a quick timelapse taken overlooking the lake at Black Hill Park in Boyds. This was taken on the Saturday before ‘Super-Storm’ Sandy hit, so the light and clouds were really interesting. I only wish that I could have started about 30 minutes sooner.
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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.
The King Barn Diary MOOseum may be the best spot to see Montgomery County’s agricultural past and its “suburban present” in one place. In the early 1900s, this was a thriving dairy farm covering 350 acres of farmland. Now, on the crest of the Agricultural Reserve, it’s surrounded by soccer fields at the Maryland SoccerPlex and modern, high-density housing developments.
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The Maryland SoccerPlex is a public-private partnership that set out to deliver the largest, premier recreational facility in the Washington DC metro area. I can’t speak for other similar parks in the area, but I can confirm this is park is pretty fantastic. Here’s a summary of what’s here and available homes in the area. Click here for a big map that has everything offered.
Walk, Run and Bike
The SocccerPlex is surrounded by paved trails which are ideal for a walk, run or family bike ride. You’ll find residents of all fitness levels enjoying the rolling hills and scenery. This is also an ideal meeting place for serious road cycling in the Agricultural Reserve.
Soccer, Soccer, Soccer
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The Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland is celebrating their 10 year anniversary. I can remember when this was built — was that 10 years ago? The ‘Germantown Town Center’ has grown up around Black Rock Center. They have great camps for kids during the summer, thought-provoking art exhibits, concerts and plays. Get more information on Black Rock with current schedule of classes, events and exhibitions on their website.
This sparking colonial features bright interior spaces and sits on a spectacular yard. Extensive outdoor entertainment areas are ideal for amazing sunset views. Which is better: this inside or outside? See all the details and take a video tour at www.AutumnCrestRd.com and decide for yourself.
This gleaming, four bedroom colonial home is in superb condition. It’s in move-in condition with new hardwood kitchen cabinets, appliances, heating and air-conditioning, and fully renovated baths. The main level features a gas fireplace and a sunken living room. Check out all of the details at www.WheatridgeTerrace.com and call to setup a private showing!
The three best words to describe this brick end-unit townhome: Wow, Wow and Wow! This home is in immaculate condition and has been renovated from top to bottom. This home is full of highlights, but the two master suites are spectacular. Take a long virtual tour at www.BlackSaddleLane.com and be ready to be impressed!
You can look at homes for months and never find one as charming as this. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features a welcoming front porch, immaculately landscaped yard and two car garage. Why buy a townhome when you can buy this better-than new home? See all the details at www.BrightPlumeTerrace.com.
Entry-level housing in Montgomery County is heating-up. Looking at the last four weeks, the number of contracts in many parts of Montgomery County is more than tripled compared to this time last year for homes priced under $300,000. As inventory has climbed, foreclosures and distress sales have applied downward pressure on prices in this segment.
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