Guest post by Meg Finn

Tucked between Sligo Creek and Piney Branch, bounded on the southern end by Mississippi Avenue in the city of Takoma Park, is the delightful neighborhood of Sligo Park Hills.

With its winding streets graced by many, many trees, there’s a calm, forest feel. In spring, especially when there’s a canopy of flowering crabapples, you’ll feel like you’re taking a walk in the country. Abundant azaleas, glorious gardens and generous green spaces dot the neighborhood.

Established in the late twenties with many houses built in the 30’s and 40s and continuing in to the 21st Century, Sligo Park HIlls offers a rich treasure of architectural diversity, from elegant Tudors and charming Capes to classic Colonials and stylish Contemporary homes, not to mention all the handsome additions and renovations to the original homes you can observe. 

While a perennially popular neighborhood, Sligo Park Hills tends to keep a low profile in close-in Silver Spring, since there is really no reason to drive in unless you live there. The cars sail by on Piney Branch.

There is never much turnover in the housing market. For example, in 2017 only approximately eight houses were sold ranging from $368,000 to $830,000. The $368,000 house was subsequently totally rehabbed and re-sold for $600,000.

And Sligo Park Hills is a neighborhood. There’s a neighborhood listserv, an occasionally published neighborhood directory and several neighborhood traditions that take place throughout the year:  a spring garden cleanup, a summer party, the Halloween parade and holiday tree lighting. This is a community where friendly neighbors know each other. 

Meg Finn is a real estate agent with the Finn Family Group.

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Source Neighborhoods: Sligo Park Hills

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
Source Neighborhoods: Sligo Park Hills

Source Neighborhoods: Sligo Park Hills

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