Silver Spring

March 15, 2013

Although Silver Spring is a large city, it’s the 20906 Zip code, which includes the Aspen Hill community, that has caught the attention of some looking to move to the area.

A large portion of the community is occupied by the sprawling 55-plus Leisure World complex off Georgia Avenue, so much of the sales activity took place in this community.

Debbie Cook, a real estate agent with Long and Foster, said that some like the idea of being in an older adult community with no children. Leisure World is a mini-city, with 8,200 residents occupying 5,600 units in a variety of home styles.

“It’s a gated golf course community with no kids,” she said.

Leisure World, developed in 1966, limits entry to residents and guests at one of three gatehouses. The community is subdivided into 29 separate housing associations and has many amenities, including a golf course, several clubhouses and swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants, and a medical center.


Silver Spring (The Washington Post)

Cook said that other popular communities in the area include Layhill View, Norbeck Knolls and Poplar Run.

“Like many other areas, this Zip code is short on inventory, there’s not a lot on the market to fulfill the needs of people,” she said.

Homes on the market include a $750,000 four-bedroom, four-bath colonial on two acres as well as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium in the Leisure World community.

Cook said that there’s not much commercial development in the area, but residents tend to flock to one of three grocery-anchored shopping centers there, including the Glenmont and Aspen Hill shopping centers.

Downtown Silver Spring is a short drive away, and the community is near the Glenmont Metro station.

Other D.C.-area neighborhoods where it’s still possible to get a good deal

Cathedral Heights/American University Park

Foggy Bottom/West End

Capitol Heights

Great Falls

Lovettsville

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