One of the criteria homebuyers sometimes overlook is access to recreational activities near the home they are thinking of buying. Commute times to work, schools for kids, hoa's, nearest hospital, etc are almost always checked. But sometimes buyers just assume there will be parks, pools, and recreational activities available nearby. Well, that isn't always true. Sometimes there are pools, but they are private and have limited memberships available. Then, after doing some checking, there aren't any tennis courts, parks, hiking trails, or other activities nearby. So now, homeowners are driving themselves and their kids to places out of the area for recreational purposes. That isn't always a bad thing, but sometimes can be time consuming and a inconvenience.
The Travilah area near Potomac and Rockville in Montgomery county MD was an example of an area where there was very little areas for local kids to go for recreational activities. There are lots of nice homes around, but many of the roads in the area really aren't safe for pedestrian traffic. Bicycling is probably the most common noticable recreational activity, and most riders are adults.
Local residents wanted a park, but also wanted to maintain the rural feel of the area. The new Greenbriar Park on Glen Rd met that criteria, and after several years of planning, etc, they had their grand opening in late 2016. It attracted quite a crowd, and Montgomery county MD police were on hand to direct traffic in and out.
This park is 25 acres, and has an environmental theme " Journey of a Raindrop". Fifteen acres of woods was left undisturbed, and ten acres is what you see in these photos. I drive by there a few times per week, and there are usually kids playing, people walking dogs and/or playing games. It's also a great learning park.
Greenbriar Park is located near the intersection of Travilah Ln and Glen Rd in Montgomery county MD. Many of the local residents seem to be enjoying it. When buying a home, don't forget to consider your lifestyle and recreational activities. If you live around Gaithersburg, Rockville, Darnestown, Potomac areas of Maryland, you're probably within a 15-20 minute drive to Greenbriar Park. If you have kids, I'm betting they will think it's worth a visit even if you do have to drive there.
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