Featured Neighborhood – Decoverly Adventure – Rockville, MD
Rockville is the seat of Montgomery County, Maryland. It lies to the northeast of Washington, D. C. 61,000 people live on13.5 square miles of land. Rockville is rich in history, from its Native American founders to the Civil War.
The Native Americans were present in Rockville as early as 8,000 BC. Six pre-historic sites have been discovered by archaeologists within the city. During the Civil War, Rockville was host to such notables as General Jubal Early, General JEB Stuart and General George McClellan in their life-and-death struggle to capture Washingon, D. C. and the epic battle at Gettysburg.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was laid through Rockville in the late 1800s, linking the then village to Washington, D. C. The original railway station is still there. Trolleys followed because autos didn’t catch on well in the early 1900s. The Metro Bus system was established, which gave commuters a ride to work, with stops at Union Station. Autos then became popular and in the mid-1900s the present infrastructure was created. Amtrak also services Rockville.
Flora and Fauna
Rockville, although in the middle of Montgomery County, enjoys some of the most beautiful trees and flowers in the state. Cherry, dogwood and pear trees blossom more beautifully here than in any other state. Regal oaks and the tallest ash trees people will ever see vie for attention. Deer are abundant and it is possible to see a black bear now and again. They come out of the hills looking for food. Look up every so often and watch the eagles soar overhead.
Education and Business
Rockville is served by five elementary schools, one middle and two high schools. There are numerous private schools with K-12. Colleges and universities include American University, University of Maryland-University College, Marymount University, Georgetown University, University of Maryland-College Park and Howard University, all nearby within 15 miles.
Rockville is home to some heavy-hitters in the business world, from Grumman to Lockheed-Martin, and from Booz Allen Hamilton to Quest Software. Think tanks, research facilities and the construction of military-related hardware are located in and around Rockville.
As to smaller businesses, there are 35 FedEx’s and 40 UPSs among restaurants, clothing boutiques, specialty shops and the hospitality industry. The Rockville Town Center is located in the original buildings from the city’s beginnings and houses many food, clothing and specialty shops.
Rockville Real Estate
Decoverly Adventure is a community of townhomes in Rockville. Units range from end to middle units, clad in brick or siding. Townhomes are 3 to 4 levels, 3 to 4 bedrooms and baths. Prices range from $190,000 to $600,000. Units have attached garages and sit on less than an acre.
Some units have spiral staircases, huge master suites, hardwood floors, tray ceilings, cathedral ceilings, fireplaces, walk-in closets and many upgrades in kitchen and bath. Some units have recessed lighting and skylights. Balconies, of course, grace each unit overlooking beautiful green scenery. Units usually take less than 60 days to move.