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Old 10-21-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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I am looking at several townhouses and condos in Hidden Creek and desperately need some advice. I am noticing some opinions here, but most of them seem out of date. What I am interested in knowing is what would be a reasonable price for these townhouses and codos. I am looking at both new and resales.
Also, are the some specific issues related to these units, now that they have been lived in? For example, what would a new onwer need to think about in their contact?
I've heard there are issues with the noise from some of these models (not just in Hidden Creek, but across the country).
Some people complained about the ineffiecent HAC.
Plus, there seem to be a lot of turn over in this development, is this the economy? Or, are townhouses having issues?
What about the community? I am looking for a friendly community with a lot of interaction and bonding. Please advise.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:10 AM
 
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I am looking at several townhouses and condos in Hidden Creek and desperately need some advice. I am noticing some opinions here, but most of them seem out of date. What I am interested in knowing is what would be a reasonable price for these townhouses and codos. I am looking at both new and resales.
Also, are the some specific issues related to these units, now that they have been lived in? For example, what would a new onwer need to think about in their contact?
I've heard there are issues with the noise from some of these models (not just in Hidden Creek, but across the country).
Some people complained about the ineffiecent HAC.
Plus, there seem to be a lot of turn over in this development, is this the economy? Or, are townhouses having issues?
What about the community? I am looking for a friendly community with a lot of interaction and bonding. Please advise.
How much are you willing to spend and have you looked at other areas? What are condos in there going for? I don't like the location for buying, maybe renting....too much foot traffic and congestion.
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Before I first moved in here i was terrified about what I was listening... gangs... drugs... etc. etc.
I still moved to the area... What do I think about that now? I go for walks with my dog and the garage door remains open. Neighbors are friendly and they even offered me soup when I first moved in... and taking care of my dog when needed. My neighbor cleans my stairs when it snowed... I see people taking care of their property... picking up after their dogs... one neighbor was out for a couple of days and forgot the garage door open (with direct connection to the house) - nothing happened... my neighbor across the street had her door opening while she was away... i shut it for her - nothing happened (and yes, she lives by herself). Never heard screaming, weird stuff, not even cop sirenes! During Summer, the swimming pool and the club house are well managed and secured. It's peaceful and relaxing. You can bike in the complex as well, and you have the green trail they started to revive and reforest lat year. So for all those terrible descriptions out there...? oooooh paaaaaaleeeease!! it's a beautiful development! (Wished they never changed the entrances from brick to cement for the most recent houses... minor detail). I tell you what I don't like: the management is not very flexible and they are way delayed with finishing the asphalt in the area I live in... Comcast left a bunch of broken/dented boxes... and Management doesn't water your grass, so you have to do it yourself. They do cut it, though. Old Towne is not very appealing, visually it's economically depressed but it's slowly changing and I hope the city plan kicks in fast - construction in two places (including the area adjacent to the Hidden Creek) has began (see the web site for the city of Gaithersburg). I don't know about school quality, so here's a warning for parents. The apartment complexes on the Girard side of the development are super ugly and I could easily live without them. Unfortunately I didn't see any City plans to change them or demolish...? Yes, they are ugly. But unless you live on the edge of the complex, you see them.
Besides that, do go and see for yourself before you listen to all the terrifying stories. Oh... Trader Joe's is really close... great store!
All in all... I'm so happy I followed my instinct and I'm here! Regards!
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Old 04-17-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Thumbs up Hidden Creek

Before I first moved in here i was terrified about what I was listening... gangs... drugs... etc. etc.
I still moved to the area... What do I think about that now? I go for walks with my dog and the garage door remains open. Neighbors are friendly and they even offered me soup when I first moved in... and taking care of my dog when needed. My neighbor cleans my stairs when it snowed... I see people taking care of their property... picking up after their dogs... one neighbor was out for a couple of days and forgot the garage door open (with direct connection to the house) - nothing happened... my neighbor across the street had her door opening while she was away... i shut it for her - nothing happened (and yes, she lives by herself). Never heard screaming, weird stuff, not even cop sirenes! During Summer, the swimming pool and the club house are well managed and secured. It's peaceful and relaxing. You can bike in the complex as well, and you have the green trail they started to revive and reforest lat year. So for all those terrible descriptions out there...? oooooh paaaaaaleeeease!! It's a beautiful development! (Wished they never changed the entrances from brick to cement for the most recent houses... minor detail). I tell you what I don't like: the management is not very flexible and they are way delayed with finishing the asphalt in the area I live in... Comcast left a bunch of broken/dented boxes... and Management doesn't water your grass, so you have to do it yourself. They do cut it, though. Old Towne is not very appealing, visually it's economically depressed but it's slowly changing and I hope the city plan kicks in fast - construction in two places (including the area adjacent to the Hidden Creek) has began (see the web site for the city of Gaithersburg). I don't know about school quality, so here's a warning for parents. The apartment complexes on the Girard side of the development are super ugly and I could easily live without them. Unfortunately I didn't see any City plans to change them or demolish...? Yes, they are ugly. But unless you live on the edge of the complex, you see them.
Besides that, do go and see for yourself before you listen to all the terrifying stories. Oh... Trader Joe's is really close... great store!
All in all... I'm so happy I followed my instinct and I'm here!
Regards!
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Old 04-19-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Hidden Creek is safe. The bus stop at the mall...not so safe.
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