Located just north of theBeltway off ColesvilleRoad, Silver Spring’sWoodmoor neighborhoodconsists mostly of brickcolonials and Cape Codsbuilt in the 1930s and
1940s. Residents likethe community’s sense ofhistory and friendly vibe, inaddition to its hilly, woodedstreets. In December,residents gather for a tree-lighting ceremony at the 80-foot pine tree on WoodmoorDrive. The summer brings aneighborhood-wide Fourth ofJuly parade, and the fall anOktoberfest. Residents alsoenjoy close proximity to theWoodmoor Shopping Center,which offers a locally ownedbakery and other basicservices.
Architectural diversity and
preserved history de;ne
Woodside Park’s housing
stock, which includes roughly
625 houses between ColesvilleRoad and Georgia Avenuenorth of Spring Street. Sincehouses were built by individualhomeowners over multipledecades, the communitycomprises the architectureof every decade since itwas ;rst developed in the
1920s. Residents can walkto downtown Silver Spring, theSligo Creek Stream Valley Trailand to nearby businesses,stores and restaurants onGeorgia Avenue and ColesvilleRoad.
Springbrook Forest wasdeveloped from rural farmlandin the 1940s and has someof Silver Spring’s largest lots,ranging from 1 to 4 acres. Withjust under 90 homes, includingcolonials, ramblers andsplit-levels, the neighborhoodmaintains a country feel.
Most of the original housesremain, although some newconstruction is popping upas lots are subdivided. Southof Springbrook High Schooland north of Warrenton Drive,the neighborhood is situatedbetween New HampshireAvenue on the east andNorthwest Branch parklandalong the Rachel CarsonGreenway Trail on the west.
Woodside Park is home to avariety of architectural styles.
Kemp Mill Estates
More than 1,200 colonials,split-levels and ramblers,all built in the 1950s and’60s, ;ll Kemp Mill Estatesoff Arcola Avenue. The KempMill Shopping Center—witha grocery store, restaurantsand other services—is withinwalking distance, and the 2.7-acre Kemp Mill Urban Park isnext to the shopping center.
The neighborhood is alsoclose to Sligo Creek’s trails,the Northwest Branch’s trailsand the sports ;elds, gardensand trails of Wheaton RegionalPark.our towns | SILVER SPRING
BY CARALEE ADAMSAND AMY REININK