What used to be rolling
Potomac farmland was
transformed in 1967 by
Pulte Homes into Fox Hills.
Today, the neighborhood
boasts more than 500
homes, several schoolsand its own incorporated FoxHills Civic Association. Theneighborhood runs alongGainsborough Road betweenBells Mill Road and TuckermanLane, and is known for beingthe “best of both worlds”because it has easy access tohighways and is convenient tourban amenities, but retainssome of its original ruralcharm. The homes are mostlycolonials, with some ramblersand split-levels.
Travel east on DemocracyBoulevard, past PotomacVillage on your left andsprawling landscapes on yourright, and you’ve reachedMcAuley Park. Many of thisneighborhood’s spacious,colonial-style homes featurelarge front porches, althoughother styles, includingramblers, can be found. Horsestables can be seen from theroad, but it isn’t as rural asit appears. McAuley Park isstill within a 15-minute drivefrom Westfield Montgomerymall and only minutes fromPotomac Village.
Potomac Village is made up ofabout 250 homes in the centerof town, within walking distanceof a variety of restaurants,stores and cafes off Falls Road.
Quick access is available both
to shopping and recreation, and
the nearby C&O Canal National
River Falls, a popular, family-friendly Potomac neighborhood,has swim and tennisclubs, three separate civicassociations and excellentpublic schools, as well asstately homes. With a mix ofolder homes as well as modernstyles, the neighborhoodis located off MacArthurBoulevard and Brickyard Road.
It’s a short walk to the C&O
Canal, which offers miles of
hiking and biking.
With about 120 homes, theneighborhood is not tightlydefined, but includes colonial-style homes built in the 1970snorth of Democracy Boulevardand west of GainsboroughRoad. Much of Windsor Hillsis surrounded by parkland,including Buck’s Branch Creekand Cabin John Regional Park.
It’s common to see deer, foxes
and owls in this area even
though it’s not far from I-270.
One of the things I’ve come to
appreciate and embrace the
most is this place really is special
because you never know who the
person walking next to you on the
path is or the person driving next
to you in the village or [sitting]
downtown at a restaurant. You
never know what these people
think or believe, but it’s likely to
be something interesting. I really
get energy from that and I love
that about living here.
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neighborhood has swim
and tennis clubs.