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Old 06-23-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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I live in Northern VA and am planning to move relatively close to Rockville, MD where I work. The commute from NVA is killing, and so is the time, gas and toll.

We are looking at single family homes and looking at newly built homes in the area. Can someone suggest some good locations around Rockville to buy Single Family homes? Priorities are to have a very good school district, and have a decent 4BR SF home. Newly built is good!

I looked at Clarksburg, MD and saw some new communities.. Would appreciate if anyone can throw some light about Clarksburg, MD as well.

What are the other areas that we can look at?
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:57 AM
 
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what's your price range?
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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450k-480k
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Default Clarksburg

I'm also looking into that area. From what I am reading so far, the schools are good, the house prices quite low for Montgomery County. I might be wrong, but the houses look like they are built VERY close to one another. This doesn't rule the area out for me (we have quite a lot of totally unusable space outside right now!). I look forward to driving through to see that for myself. I'll be watching to see what other people have to say, esp about the schools and lifestyle...
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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I'm also looking into that area. From what I am reading so far, the schools are good, the house prices quite low for Montgomery County. I might be wrong, but the houses look like they are built VERY close to one another. This doesn't rule the area out for me (we have quite a lot of totally unusable space outside right now!). I look forward to driving through to see that for myself. I'll be watching to see what other people have to say, esp about the schools and lifestyle...
Yeah.. I noticed the same as well.. houses were too close and it looked like someone was in a hurry to build.. need more inputs from others on City-data though
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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Yeah.. I noticed the same as well.. houses were too close and it looked like someone was in a hurry to build.. need more inputs from others on City-data though
post your question here, or in the OT section and you will get some input.

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Old 07-30-2013, 06:47 AM
 
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I realize this is a month late, but I live in a townhouse in Clarksburg Town Center and I absolutely love it. My husband and I moved in 2.5 years ago. I don't have any kids, but there are a TON of kids in the neighborhood. I can't comment on the schools beyond saying that LBES uses geothermal heating and does have a handful of portable classrooms set up. It's probably worth noting a new school is being constructed in Clarksburg Village, which will likely cut down on class size at LBES. CTC sponsors a ton of kid-friendly community activities from pool parties to holiday events, community yard sales and a farmers market. There are lots of wide sidewalks and walking paths and the northern branch of the Seneca Creek Greenway Trail is nestled within Clarksburg Village and is just a short walk away. Little Bennett and Blackhill Regional Parks are nearby as well.

I also love that it's really convenient to shopping at Neelsville Village Shopping Center (aka Milestone) where you can find Giant, Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, Big Lots, Starbucks, Rack Room Shoes among others. They're also adding another shopping center across the street from NVSC which will house a Wegmans, Panera and several other stores. Another grocery-anchored shopping center is also in construction along Snowden Farm Parkway at the intersection of Newcut Road.

Clarksburg is booming, which means there is construction--from new houses to shopping centers. Some might not like that, but I am excited for the convenience and job opportunities that new infrastructure will bring. Plans for Clarksburg Premium outlets are set and the shopping center could be ready to open in 2015. Plans for the infamous CTC Retail Center are back in full swing as well. There is a new developer and the estimated completion date for the retail center is just about 5 years away.

Yes, the homes are very close together, but that seems to be par for the course in terms of new construction in Montgomery County. Personally, if I was paying a premium for a single family home, I'd want some acreage to go along with it and would probably look elsewhere (likely outside of MoCo).
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:46 AM
 
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All the new single family homes I've seen in MoCo are built very close together. I thought the SFHs in Clarksburg Village might have a tad more space between them than in other developments, but I'm not 100% sure.

The SFHs in Clarksburg Village are cheaper, yes, starting under $500K. But what I've noticed with those, based on the floor plans, is that they have only 2 finished floors - the lowest level is unfinished and you can pay extra to have it finished. The other new SFHs in MoCo that I have seen are more expensive, but have 3 finished floors.

They say traffic in Clarksburg will get much worse than it is now after the outlet mall is built and after Clarksburg Village and the other new development on the other side of 270 are completely built out.
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