Sandy Spring Maryland…city close but country quiet

Sandy Spring Maryland is located just east of Olney. The town center is located on route 108 a few miles past the intersection with Dr. Bird Road. Sandy Spring doesn’t have much of a town center, it is city close but country quiet.

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Sandy Spring has a storied history that includes a prominent place in the “Underground railroad” used by slaves moving north during the 1860’s. Information about the history can be found at the Sandy Spring Museum. There is also information abut the “Underground Railroad” available at the Woodlawn Manor Museum, also located in Sandy Spring.

The area has several neighborhood developments and remains high on the list of those moving to the DC area while seeking the comforts of a community lifestyle not found closer to the city. Sandy Spring Meadow is a beautiful community located off Route 108 in Sandy Spring, Maryland within a short distance from Olney, Ashton, Cloverly, White Oak and Silver Spring.

The 52 unit community consists of 25 townhouses and 30 single family homes. All town homes have two bedrooms and a bath, and family homes have three or four bedrooms with 1.5 to 2 baths. The homes are spacious with wall-to-wall carpeting and washer and dryer.

Ashton Manor, Ashley Manor, Ashton Preserve, Ednor Highlands, Ednor Woods, Olney Estates, Sam Rice Manor, Timberland Estates and Quail Hill are other communities located in and around Sandy Spring Maryland. All of these neighborhoods feature beautifully designed single family homes.

Location and schools…schools and location; these are two large motivating factors when people are choosing a neighborhood. Sandy Spring may be a quiet community, but it does offer easy access to Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Columbia MD and Bethesda and Rockville MD as well. The new inter-county connector has access points within minutes of Sandy Spring.

Sandy Spring is home to the Sherwood High School Warriors. Friday nights in the fall find packed bleachers for the home football games. Sherwood High School is truly a community centerpiece. Their annual musical “Rock n’ Roll Revival” has been sold out annually for 40 years.

If you would prefer to avail yourself of the private schools, Our Lady of Good Counsel is right down the road on route 108. Sandy Spring Friends School is also nearby. Sandy Spring offers location and education.

Sandy Spring Maryland is also just minutes away from one of the county’s longest running summer stock programs. The Olney Theatre has been a landmark for years. I remember visiting there with my father back when Father Hartke from nearby Catholic University was involved with the theater. In addition to the summer stock, the theater offers shows year round. Patrons usually follow up the evening with dinner at the Olney Ale House or one of the fine dining establishments located in the Fair Hill area.

Speaking of food, Sandy Spring is located close to the full range of culinary delights. The downtown area has Urban Barbeque and delightful den of sinfully good pastries located at the French Confection. The shopping center just to the east of town has Dempseys and El Andariego. Dempseys will take you back to the days when neighbors met for coffee and breakfast and shared local news and gossip. El Andariego will delight the palate of anyone seeking true Mexican or Salvadoran cuisine.

Other choices with in reasonable driving distance include Lee’s Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, Rays the Classics, the Mannequin Pis and Ricciutis. There is really good food nearby.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention the recreational areas located near Sandy Spring. The Triadelphia Lake and Reservoir are close by. The area is a magnet for those that enjoy a day with nature. Amateur photographers, artists, wild life enthusiast, boaters and those just wanting to get away for a day find this area a Godsend.

If you enjoy a day on the links, there are courses that meet every ones skill level. Hampshire Greens is just down the road, Northwest Park is just around the corner, Blue Mash and Laytonsville and Lake Needwood are just minutes away. The Olney Golf Park is over on Georgia Avenue and offers a full pro shop as well as a heated and lit driving range. Courses within an hours drive include Whiskey Creek and PB Dye. The fact that Montgomery County is a golfer’s paradise is well known.

Sandy Spring Maryland is that rare place that combines the best of yesterday with the nuances of today. If you would like to find out more about the community or nearby areas, I work and live here and would love to share the information with you. You can use CONTACT ME or phone me at 301-509-5111

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Mr. MacArthur is licensed in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Maryland Association of Realtors. His broker is Century 21 New Millennium. His office is located at 1000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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