Category: Neighborhoods

Planners Present Preliminary Recommendations to Improve Georgia Avenue

Staff from the county’s Planning Department last night presented a set of preliminary recommendations to ease traffic and pedestrian concerns along Georgia Avenue in Montgomery Hills and Forest Glen. In June, the department launched a tool to gather public input about the issues residents experienced along the corridor as part of the process of updating the Forest Glen/Montgomery Hills Sector Plan, which was launched in October, 2017. The major concerns reviewed at the meeting included problems with walking along or crossing Georgia Avenue, the lack of a dedicated space for bicyclists, traffic backups along Georgia, a Beltway interchange many...

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Home Buying Cents—Stick to Your Budget

Buying a home can be overwhelming on so many levels. So many options. So many questions, and the pressure is often on to decide quickly or lose the home. I often hear, “Is this the right location? What renovations could we do and how much will they cost? Will this home appreciate to exceed those improvements or additions? Are the schools good? What is my commute time going to be?” A necessary place to start is to create your home purchase budget. By working with a mortgage lender, you will be able to assess your monthly budget and what...

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Montgomery Hills Residents to Hold First Street Festival Saturday

Residents of six neighborhoods along the Georgia Avenue corridor have joined together to plan the first Montgomery Hills Street Fest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 3-7 p.m. In addition to entertainment, food from area restaurant and food trucks, and games, the festival was created “to generate support for fixing the unsafe, congested seven-lane roadway, improving pedestrian access, and enhancing the retail environment” in the area, organizers said. “We created the Montgomery Hills Neighborhood Street Fest to showcase the richness of our area—musical and artistic talent, entrepreneurs, community organizations—and build unified support for an area that’s long...

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Upcoming Events, Sept. 26-Oct. 4

Wednesday, Sept. 26 Grand Opening of Big Escape Rooms, 8505 Fenton St., Suite 210, 5-7:30 p.m. Community Meeting Update on Nolte Local Park Activity Building, 8787 Georgia Ave., 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 Collage Landscapes Workshop for Adults, CREATE Arts Center, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $50, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 D.C. Blues Society 4th Friday Happy Hour, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 5-10 p.m. Music of Love and Freedom Concert with Cecily, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave., $10 donation suggested, 7:30-9 p.m. Opening, “The Glass Menagerie,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave.,...

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Multi-generational Living Together

Guest post and photo from Melinda Schnare Multi-generational living is growing in popularity. Families in a variety of stages of their lives are seeking homes for multi-generational living. Features families are looking for include homes that provide privacy and seclusion and yet allow their family to come together in enjoyable ways. This trend includes young parents seeking the benefit of grandparents to care for their children while they’re working. College graduates are coming home to either save money to pay off their student loan debt or save the down payment for a home of their own. Additionally, parents are...

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