Residents say Manor Park,located off Georgia Avenueand Norbeck Road, is partneighborhood, part socialclub. Many of the residentswho live in the neighborhood’sroughly 350 homes belongto Manor Country Club, whichhosts low-key trivia nights andbeer tastings, in addition toan annual black-tie party inDecember. But you don’t haveto join the country club toenjoy community events, suchas the Great Oak-toberfestheld every fall.
Located in a sweet spotstraddling Rockville and NorthBethesda, Old Farm has morethan 500 single-family houses,which tend to be colonials andsplit-levels. Many of the homescost around $800,000, and themajority sit on at least a quarterof an acre, allowing families withchildren room for swing sets andplayground equipment. The OldFarm Swim and Paddle TennisClub is a popular option.
This planned community ofmore than 750 single-familyhomes and town housesdeveloped in the 1970s sitsjust off Interstate 270 alongDarnestown Road and WoottonParkway. Residents say they likethe easy access to the county’smain interstate highway and thecommunity’s quiet, tree-linedstreets. The 106-acre WoottonsMill Park, which has walkingpaths, fitness equipment andplaying fields, anchors thecommunity. The Rockshire poolis a popular summer gatheringspot for families.
Nestled southeast of Montrose
$725,000 in 2017. Residents
and Old Georgetown roads,
Tilden Woods has a mix of
about 350 colonials, ramblers
and townhomes mostly built
in the 1960s. Homes sold
for an average of about
have easy access to I-270
and Pike & Rose with itsstores and restaurants. Tallold trees canopy the smallneighborhood. Residentsfrequent Tilden WoodsLocal Park, which includesa playground, lighted tenniscourts, a softball field, abasketball court and a picnicarea. The neighborhood islocated in the Walter JohnsonHigh School cluster.
Washington attorney HenryCopp marketed the West EndPark subdivision as “PeerlessRockville” when he firstdeveloped it in the 1890s.
Many of the grand Victorianhomes he built are still partof the neighborhood, nowknown simply as “West End.”In addition to the history andarchitecture, residents like thelocation—between Interstate
270 and Rockville Town
Square—which offers easy
access to the Rockville Metro
Residents of the 701 homes
in Willows of Potomac—417
houses and 284 colonial-style
town houses built between
1997 and 2004—don’t have to
wander far for entertainment.
Residents find plenty to do inthis quiet residential communityamong the community center,which residents can rent tohost parties and other events;
the pool, which is home to
the Willows of Potomac Water
Dragons Swim Team in the
summer; and the tennis courts.
“What we like about Rockville is that it’s an incorporated city, so we can have more impact in our
neighborhood and community. I
know all my council members on
a first-name basis, and it’s easy
for people to get involved. If you
are concerned about trash, or the
way the streets are kept up, or
recreation activities, it is so much
easier to understand how the city
works and gets things done.
Max van Balgooy
president of Engaging Places,a design and strategy firm thatconnects people to historic places