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Old 03-11-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Greetings,
I saw online that there is going to be an development on the site of the former Indian Spring Country Club off Layhill Rd. There are going to be TH/and Single Familiy homes ranging from $364k to $600k. All in all a total of around 700 homes. I know some consider Aspen Hill "sketchy"--lol, but I like that particular area for commuting and it is close to shopping and friends. Can anyone give any opinions about that particular part of Aspen Hill.

ps. I already know how to live in an urban area so I'm not afraid. My hope is that they make this a gated community.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: MD
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I wouldn't really consider that Aspen Hill. There are nice homes all around that area. One newer development (15 or so years old) and some 30 -50 y/o neighborhoods. As you pointed out it is close to shopping and Metro. The ICC is going in somewhere behind the development - 1/2 mile or so. We live a little north of there.

With the housing market and the economy the way they are I am surprised they are building 700 new homes. I pass by 2-3 times a week and the construction crews are working.
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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I think it is Layhill. The builders website called it Aspen Hill but it is to the north of that area.

I think they are hoping that the BRAC relocation brings people in. All in all I would like it to be !/2 that size with more green space. (wishful thinking)

Am I right in assuming this is a good area. I am really excited and hope we have found that "right" spot to live in.
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Old 03-12-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: MD
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I think it's a good area. Drove by there this afternoon. The development next to it is the newer one. Nice houses - most are probably 4 BR, 2500+ sf. Glemnont - just south where Layhill meets Georgia Ave is not the greatest but at least the police station is across the street . My daughter works there and has never had a problem. If you take Metro and want some exercise, the Glenmont station is about a mile from there. Plenty of grocery stores in all directions within a few miles. The Stained Glass Pub has good pizza and 1/2 price on monday and tuesday. Plus a good selection of beer.

It's definitely worth exploring further. Good luck!
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:18 PM
 
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I live just north of this area--it really does seem more like "Layhill" than "Aspen Hill;" I look at the crime reports and there doesn't seem to be much crime in this section. It is very convenient to Glenmont metro, although you need to get there pretty early if you want to park.

"All in all I would like it to be 1/2 that size with more green space. (wishful thinking)"
Me too!

I'm personally not too thrilled with the shopping in the area---if you go up to Georgia Ave. to get to Wheaton, the traffic is always bad; there are stores around the Layhill area and Aspen Hill, but they are just so so (in my opinion). The good news is that it is not too far to Rockville, Kensington or even Columbia.

Brookside Gardens and Wheaton regional park are both really close too.
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:17 AM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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If you take Metro and want some exercise, the Glenmont station is about a mile from there.
in addition the Y5/Y7/Y8/Y9 metrobus route serves the Montgomery County portion of Georgia Ave so thats another solution if parking at Glenmont is bad.
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