Glen Echo Park is a fun and quirky trip back to the turn of the century (that would be the 1900s, not 2000). It was an amusement park and entertainment mecca serving the Washington DC area. It even had its own trolley stop. Now, it’s so much more than a collection of historical buildings. This is home to an array of interesting arts classes for ceramics, photography, drawing and more. The park’s Social Dances may be its most unique attraction. Here you’ll find local swing, waltzes, the blues dances and more. If you like that kind of thing, then you’ll love this place. Here’s a current schedule of classes and events.
The crown jewel of the park is the Dentzel Carousel. Built in 1921 and recently renovated, this original carousel features 40 horses, rabbits, ostriches and more. The Wurlitzer organ is original as well.
September 4th, 2012 Categories: North Potomac
Potomac Chase and Mills Farm are very popular neighborhoods in North Potomac. These are picture-perfect neighborhoods in a great location. See all current homes for sale and past sales for Potomac Chase and Mills Farm, and check out this video profile.
This historical church in Gaithersburg is surrounded by mature oak trees and has a striking, green tin roof. The current structure was built in 1883 after the original building, built in 1836, was destroyed by fire. This church has a rich history starting in 1812 and is part of a larger, modern campus today. Learn more at their website and see more churches in Montgomery County.
Lots green space and parks help make Montgomery County a great place to live. The Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is a great escape with an extensive trail system, picnic areas, huge playground, boating and fishing — all overlooking Clopper Lake. This park is host to several great events during the year. The Mongtomery County Road Runners organizes the Seneca Creek-Greenway Trail Marathon in late winter. And the City of Gaithersburg transforms the park into a Winter Light Festival from Thanksgiving through December 31st.
This park is definitely worth checking out! See more parks in Montgomery County.
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August 24th, 2012 Categories: Market Updates
The setting for this month’s report is the 2012 Montgomery County Fair. Month-to-month contract activity continues was down in June and July, but we typically see this trend this time of year. Compared to this time last year, the number of contracts over the last three months is Read the rest of this entry »
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.
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.
August 15th, 2012 Categories: Parks
The C&O Canal is one of the country’s great national treasures. And luckily for residents here, it travels the entire southeastern border of Montgomery County.
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August 15th, 2012 Categories: Silver Spring
Discovery’s headquarters is located in the heart of Silver Spring. To promote Shark Week, Chompie makes his appearance once a year.
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July 29th, 2012 Categories: In General
If you’re like me, you’ve got enough tickets from speed cameras to always be on the lookout for them. The original two-post style cameras are easy to spot. After a while, you discover that your eyes are always on the lookout for two gray posts and white lines that announce their presence.
These new cameras are much harder to spot. These squat little boxes look like an ordinary utility box. And they are mobile, so they can pop up anywhere. So stay alert. Of course, if you drive the speed limit all of the time, you can just ignore them. I’m trying this method – but it’s hard to do!
July 29th, 2012 Categories: AgReserve
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.
July 26th, 2012 Categories: Market Updates
In this month’s market update, contract activity is up compared to this time last year – but the increase is lower than last month’s snapshot (does that make any sense?). The story on inventory is the same – really, really, really low — especially for entry level homes. Take a quick look at the numbers with some great shots around Sugarloaf Mountain in the Ag Reserve.