Silver Spring | MD
Rare opportunity to purchase one of a handful of large units within Top of the Park Condominium located in the prime row that backs on woods and a county field, ensuring great privacy and creating a sylvan-in-the-city setting. This exceptionally spacious townhouse offers 2000 finished sqft of living space, 2 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. Leaving the woods, you can easily commute via major routes 495, 95, 29, or travel less than 2 miles to the Silver Spring metro station. After your tour of this house, stop by the future Purple Lines stations, just blocks away, which are already under construction. The bus stop is located directly in front of the community. Walk to Sligo Creek Park and enjoy its trails and the public tennis courts. This house is also located close to restaurants, shops, the Fillmore, the Silver Spring library, and movie theatres in dynamic downtown Silver Spring.
Enjoy the large living room that features original oak hardwood floors and walk out through French doors to an impressively large deck that extends the entire length of the townhouse and backs onto woods. There is room to eat outside, surrounded by lush trees. Add some drama at night and turn on the up-lighting on the trees. Eat in the renovated kitchen with gleaming stainless steel appliances, a color scheme following the theory of competing colors, and granite counters. Or take your chef creation to the formal dining room to entertain your family and friends. Unlike other townhouses in this development, the kitchen wall was moved toward the living room giving you the extra room for a bistro set.
There are two large bedrooms upstairs, easily able to accommodate a queen or king-sized bed. Each bedroom has access to its own bathroom. The master bathroom has been expanded into the hallway to accommodate a walk-in spa shower with two rain heads and two traditional showerheads. Do you prefer hardwood floors in your bedrooms? The original oak hardwoods (seen on the main level) are waiting to be revealed under the carpet.
Looking for more space for entertaining, for a family room, a playroom, or an office? Set up the lower level to suit your needs. This level also walks out to the woods at the rear of the home. The laundry is also located on this level.
In addition to metro and bus access, this townhouse also comes with 2 unassigned parking spaces. New bike racks have been installed on the property to keep your bike close to the community exit for biking to work, or to Takoma Park and Silver Spring metro stations. Enjoy the community outdoor pool in the summer! Swimming, sun-bathing, and bbqs are in your future!
Condo fee: $646.14/month – The condo fee includes: Exterior maintenance, roof, gutter cleaning, common area lawn maintenance, outdoor pool, water/sewer, trash removal, snow removal, 2 unassigned parking spaces. Pet-friendly – cats and dogs, no breed or size restrictions. FHA Approved.
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods; Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.
At the beginning of the 21st century, downtown Silver Spring began to see the results of redevelopment. Several city blocks near City Place Mall were completely reconstructed to accommodate a new outdoor shopping plaza called “Downtown Silver Spring. Beginning in 2004, the downtown redevelopment was marketed locally with the “silver sprung” advertising campaign, which declared on buses and in print ads that Silver Spring had “sprung” and was ready for business. In June 2007, The New York Times noted that downtown was “enjoying a renaissance, a result of public involvement and private investment that is turning it into art and entertainment center.” Downtown Silver Spring hosts several entertainments, musical, and ethnic festivals, the most notable of which are the Silverdocs documentary film festival held each June and hosted by Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday before Thanksgiving) for Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has become the biggest event of the year drawing 20,000 people to the free festival held on the second Saturday in September. Silver Spring is serviced by the Brunswick Line of the MARC Train, Metrorail Red Line, Metrobus, Ride On, and the free VanGo. The bus terminal at the Silver Spring Rail Station is the busiest in the entire Washington Metro Area and provides connections between several transit services, including those mentioned above. This transit facility serves nearly 60,000 passengers daily.