The master-planned community of Crown in Gaithersburg, just off Interstate 270 at Sam Eig Highway and the Intercounty Connector, will eventually have as many as 2,250 residential units along with 320,000 square feet of retail and commercial space.

In addition to access to commuter routes, residents of the planned community can enjoy the walkable Downtown Crown mixed-use area and the Retreat, which includes a fitness center, a club room, a 27-foot indoor climbing wall, an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

The range of residences available at Crown continues to expand. Recently Wormald Homes opened its Regency Park model, part of the Estate Home Collection where residences are priced $1.3 million and up.

At the same time, Pulte Homes opened the Ardin model, the largest among its collection of townhouses which are priced from $549,790 to $687,400. The townhouses, which have three or four levels, include an open great room and kitchen on the main level, a second level dedicated to the master suite with a large bedroom, sitting area and luxurious bathroom and an upper level with two more bedrooms and an optional roof terrace. The lower level has either a two-car garage or a one-car garage with an additional bedroom and bathroom.

Wormald’s Estate Homes each overlook a park or a forest. The Regency Park model includes a first-floor master suite, a gourmet kitchen and a living room and dining room with two-story ceilings plus a screened-in porch with an adjacent deck. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, a loft living area and space for a studio or office overlooking the first floor. The finished lower level includes another bedroom as well as space for casual relaxation.

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