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.
The canal is easily one of our favorite places here. When you’re on the towpath, Read the rest of this entry »
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.
Check out a couple more pics of downtown Silver Spring Read the rest of this entry »
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.
The Travilah Oak was around when the Constitution was signed. This giant oak tree is impossible to miss on Travilah and Glen Road in Potomac. The tree’s canopy is massive with limbs bigger than most trees. If you visit in the summer, drop by Jed’s Shaved Ice while you’re there.
June 23rd, 2012 Categories: Market Updates
We’re almost half-way through 2012 which make it a good time to take a quick look at some Montgomery County real estate statistics. Want to see others? Just make a comment and let us know what you’re interested in seeing.
Zip Codes with Quickest Sales
More than half of listings under contract in these zip codes went under contract quick – in three weeks or less:
- 20879 – Gaithersburg – 176 Contracts
- 20851 – Rockville – 65 Contracts
- 20817 – Bethesda – 249 Contracts
- 20886 – Montgomery Village – 228 Contracts
Zip Codes with the Most Number of Sales
Contracts in these five zip codes represent 32% of all contracts for Montgomery County: Read the rest of this entry »
June 22nd, 2012 Categories: Market Updates
In this month’s market update, contract activity is up – again – compared to this time last year. Inventory continues to trend down except for upper bracket homes which is flat. Take a quick look at the numbers with some great shots of the Ag Reserve and White’s Ferry.
Since we’re halfway through the year, check out some quick stats showing areas with the quickest sales, most expensive Read the rest of this entry »
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.
This tree is a landmark in North Potomac. It sits high on a field in Belward Farm visible from Muddy Branch Road. John Hopkins owns this parcel now and will begin development in the coming years. Hopefully this tree will be incorporated into the new campus.