More details about the Cross Creek neighborhood

Friday, March 18, 2011; 7:45 PM

BOUNDARIES:The Intercounty Connector to the north, Old Gunpowder Road to the east, Briggs Chaney Road on the south and west. A few streets lie just east of Old Gunpowder and west of Briggs Chaney roads.

SCHOOLS: In Prince George's County, public schools that serve Cross Creek include Vansville Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School and High Point High School. In Montgomery County, the schools are Greencastle Elementary School, Benjamin Banneker Middle School, and the Northeast Consortium, which offers students the choice of James Hubert Blake, Springbrook or Paint Branch high schools.

HOME SALES: Sixteen homes in the Cross Creek community have sold in the past 12 months, according to Sharon DeGrouchy, an agent with Long & Foster, with prices ranging from $330,000 (a townhouse) to $620,000. Recently, four properties were on the market, including two short sales, with prices ranging from $350,000 to $695,000. Four homes were under contract, including two short sales and a foreclosure. Prices ranged from $329,000 to $589,000.

TRANSIT: Several Metrobus lines drop off and pick up passengers at the Briggs Chaney Park and Ride in Montgomery County, about five minutes from Cross Creek. Some of those buses travel to the Silver Spring Metro station. Montgomery County's Ride-On Route 21 also travels along Briggs Chaney and Fairland roads and stops at the Briggs Chaney Park and Ride. Commuter buses to Washington also stop at the Burtonsville Park and Ride, about 15 minutes away in Montgomery County. MARC commuter trains stop at the Muirkirk station, about 10 minutes away, off U.S. Route 1 in Prince George's County. The Greenbelt and Silver Spring Metro stations are 15 to 20 minutes by car.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Neighborhood parks, swimming pool, tennis courts.

WITHIN 15-20 MINUTES: Fairland Sports and Aquatics Complex, the Gardens Ice House skating rink, Laurel Regional Hospital, the University of Maryland, the National Agricultural Research Center, the Food and Drug Administration, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, shopping areas in Laurel and Silver Spring.

© 2011 The Washington Post Company