If you had to, would you choose the adventure of the great outdoors or a vibrant arts and culture hub?
Gaithersburg is surrounded by nature and perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Fishing, hiking, biking, even skydiving! Here, you’ll find any adventure you’re looking for.
Silver Spring is Montgomery County’s arts and culture center, and it’s just right for art aficionados of all kinds. Music, fine art, comedy—this town celebrates it all.
But how much does it cost to buy real estate in these cities—and how far will your budget go? Let’s look at the following breakdown.
Gaithersburg is a city of around 70,000 residents about 30 minutes from Washington D.C. by car.
Living in Gaithersburg
If you’re big into the outdoors, Gaithersburg is the right choice for you. Located between Bohrer Park and Seneca Creek State Park, this city makes getting outside and into nature a breeze.
Inside the city, the quality of life here is high, with award-winning neighborhoods, a top-ranked school system, and access to open green spaces. Gaithersburg’s seasonal programming and recreation calendar will prevent you from running out of things to do, while the Casey Farmers Market and the Main Street Farmers Market will keep you connected to your community and eating healthy.
Considering a move? The City of Gaithersburg has compiled a list of resources specifically to welcome those relocating to the area.
What kind of home will $800K get you in Gaithersburg
A house hunting budget of around $800,000 will land you a single-family home with four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an average 3,000 square feet. If you opt for less space, you can expect a fully-updated home with top-of-the-line finishes in a prime location. But if square footage is your major must-have, you can find over 4,000 square feet at this price point by opting for a slightly older home in need of a few updates. Other common features include colonial architecture, large, gourmet kitchens, and beautifully landscaped lots.
4 homes for sale now at $800K in Gaithersburg
1. 25043 Woodfield School Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20882 - $̶8̶3̶0̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ $799,990
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3,630 square feet
Listed by: Jeanette Nicholson, Laurel Murphy Real Estate, LLC
Bright MLS #MDMC2059206
2. 13220 Wye Oak, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 - $̶8̶2̶5̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ $809,000
4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,118 square feet
Listed by: John Ippolito, Redfin Corp
Bright MLS #MDMC2062792
3. 6 Hidden Forest Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 - $789,000
6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 4,288 square feet
Listed by: Anita Prashar, Coldwell Banker Innovations
Bright MLS #MDMC2048550
4. 18435 Gardenia Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 - $750,000
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,774 square feet
Listed by: Koki Adasi, Compass
Bright MLS #MDMC2064882
None of these Gaithersburg homes quite what you’re looking for? Check out more available homes in Gaithersburg.
Silver Spring, MD
Silver Spring is a census-designated place in Montgomery County. Though it’s not technically a city, it functions as one for residents—which total around 81,000. It is about 20 minutes from Washington D.C. in light traffic.
Living in Silver Spring
Silver Spring is the place to be if arts and entertainment are your jam. It’s considered the arts and culture hub of Montgomery County, and venues in the area consistently feature live music, comedy, theater, dance, and cultural events. Numerous world-class restaurants provide a host of diverse cuisines, while the Public Art Walk is a great way to experience local and international artists—for free!
The cost of living is slightly higher here than it is in Gaithersburg, with a score of 132.4 versus 125.9 (100 is the U.S. average). This is likely due to its closer proximity to Washington D.C., where the cost of living is 152.1.
What kind of home will $800K get you in Silver Spring
In Silver Spring, $800,000 will land you a five-bedroom, three-bathroom, single-family home on a quarter acre lot. There’s a larger range of architectural styles here, so you’re just as likely to find a Cape Cod style home here as you are a Colonial one. Around the $800,000 price point, you can expect freshly renovated homes with high-end finishes. Other common features include luxury primary suites, lush, green lots, and stunning attention to detail.
4 homes for sale now at $800K in Silver Spring
1. 8500 Sundale Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910 - $̶8̶8̶5̶,̶0̶0̶0̶ $800,000
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,348 square feet
Listed by: Maurice Braxton, Keller Williams Metropolitan
Bright MLS #MDMC2053398
2. 11300 Classical Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20901 - $770,000
5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,912 square feet
Listed by: Susan Romm, RE/MAX 100, Brooke Romm, RE/MAX 100
Bright MLS #MDMC2062696
3. 433 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905 - $̶8̶2̶4̶,̶9̶9̶5̶ $799,995
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3,975 square feet
Listed by: Paul Moersen, RE/MAX Plus
Bright MLS #MDMC2049414
4. 414 Brewster Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901 - $̶8̶2̶4̶,̶9̶0̶0̶ $799,000
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,408 square feet
Listed by: Kate Christofides, CENTURY 21 New Millennium
Bright MLS #MDMC2062952
None of these Silver Spring homes quite what you’re looking for? Check out more available homes in Silver Spring.
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