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Old 07-28-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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We will be relocating to the area from SW VA with our 2 children (3 and 1) and are currently looking for rental homes for the first year as we learn the region before buying. There are a few properties our realtor wants us to see in Woodmoor. She says it is extremely "sought after". Can you please tell me more about this neighborhood? Are there parks within walking distance? Is it a family-friendly and safe place to be?

Also, is Woodmoor a good choice commute-wise? We don't know much about the daily traffic situation. I will be working in SS off of Brookville (WRAIR), the children will be in full-time daycare in Chevy Chase, and my husband will be commuting to the Ft. Meade area.

Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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Hi there-

I don't live in Woodmoor proper, but I live in Northwood Park (which is across Rt. 29 from Woodmoor). I've been in the area for about a year.

Commute-wise, Woodmoor is excellent. You are right off of 495 (the Beltway), and also very close (about 3 miles) to the Silver Spring metro station. Its also very convenient--in the Woodmoor shopping center there is a Starbucks, mom 'n pop bakery that's AMAZING, a CVS, and a small grocery store that has a surprising good selection of beer and wine. The area does lack a decent grocery store, but there is a Trader Joe's within 1 mile.

There are parks in the area, although I'm not sure if they would be within walking distance. Montgomery County seems to have small parks throughout neighborhoods that might have a field and a small playground, so you may have one of those in your neighborhood. Otherwise, Wheaton Regional Park is nearby (and has a skating rink, dog park, and carousel, I believe), and within 3 miles.

I would safe the area is safe and family friendly. I really love it here, and wouldn't have any qualms about raising children in the area. Silver Spring in general is very diverse, but I think this is a great aspect of living here. You're very close to Langley Park which, unfortunately, has its share of issues...but I feel like the DC area in general has very nice neighborhoods closely bordered by less desirable areas, IMO.

Good luck with your search!
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