Flower Valley • Rockville
15000 COLUMBINE WAY • ROCKVILLE, Maryland 20853
4809 JASMINE DRIVE • ROCKVILLE, Maryland 20853
4800 HORNBEAM DRIVE • ROCKVILLE, Maryland 20853
Welcome to Flower Valley
Located in Rockville, this section of Aspen Hill is more than just a collection of houses – it’s the kind of warm, close-knit community that has become a rare gem in the suburban Washington area. Situated just south of the Intercounty Connector and east of I-270, this sought-after neighborhood is close enough to shopping to be convenient and far enough away from busy traffic areas to let your kids ride their bicycles in the street without fear. A community of about 690 single-family homes built mostly between 1965 and 1975, the area was once a family farm. Developers named the streets after flowers, such as narcissus, morning glory and sunflower, lending a cheerful air to the locale.
Brent Mendelson, a senior loan officer at 1st Mariner Mortgage in Bethesda, has lived with his wife and children on Wild Rose Lane in Flower Valley since 2010. “Everything we were told about the neighborhood is 100 percent true,” Mendelson said. “We have so many friends, there are a ton of kids – it’s like the neighborhood I grew up in.” One of the Mendelsons’ favorite parts of living in the neighborhood, besides their location right across the street from Flower Valley Elementary, is the proximity of the Flower Valley Bath and Racquet Club.
The facility is only two blocks from their home and has swim and dive teams and a competitive tennis program. FVBRC is a neighborhood pool and tennis club. The pool offers a wading area, competition lanes and a diving well. In addition, there is a separate shaded baby wading pool. We have competitive swim and dive teams for children of all ages. Flower Valley spirit is a long-standing Montgomery county mainstay! Tennis areas have 6 courts and a tennis gazebo with 4 clay courts and 2 hard courts available for use. If you are a tennis player – the quality of the courts and availability is a bargain for the membership fee.
The pool plays host to fun family events throughout the year such the annual crab feast. There are tables set-up throughout the pool area for family use as well as a shaded pavillion with picnic tables. Also, the neighborhood association holds events and get-togethers, including an annual ice-cream social. Unofficial parties are hosted by neighbors for special occasions like New Year’s and the Superbowl.
One block north of the Mendelsons’ home is Flower Valley Neighborhood Park, a 17-acre county facility with a playground, basketball court, athletic field, tennis courts and picnic shelter. For those looking for an even more sylvan experience, the entire northeast section of the neighborhood backs up to Upper Rock Creek Park, home of Lake Barnard. Lakeside Trail meanders around the shores of Lake Bernard Frank, a quiet, 54-acre reservoir. Fishing is allowed with a license, but boating and swimming are prohibited.
Meadowside Nature Center is fun for naturalists of all ages. The center has eight miles of hiking trails, an aviary that houses birds of prey, summer camps and weekend craft and educational programs (many free or for a nominal fee). Manor Country Club, has a private club offering a champion 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a pool with lap lanes, and fine dining, and sits directly across the street on Norbeck Road.
FV Elementary, educating pre-K through grade 5, boasts math and reading scores hovering around 90 percent, while Beverly Farms Elementary’s scores exceed 95 percent. It feeds into Earle B. Wood Middle School, and Beverly Farms feeds into Herbert Hoover Middle School. Wood is the only feeder school to Rockville High School, where reading and math scores exceed 90 percent. Rockville High is home to one of the county’s coveted International Baccalaureate programs. Herbert Hoover feeds into Winston Churchill High, where scores average above 95 percent. These top-notch public schools make Flower Valley a big draw for families with school-aged children.
Easy access to the new ICC highway makes it a convenient location for commuters, and the two Metro stations nearby make train travel easily accessible as well. Rockville Station is four miles away; Twinbrook is a little farther, but it can be easier to get a parking spot there.
A short quarter-mile to the corner of Norbeck and Georgia will get you to a gas station and convenience store, don’t hurry too fast – there’s a red-light camera on the corner. Just down Georgia Avenue is Aspen Hill Shopping Center, the site of grocery stores, hardware stores, restaurants, beer and wine outlets, fast food places and more. A little north takes you to Olney Center, and to the west is Rockville Pike.
Our community has so much to offer that it does not see as much turnover as some other area suburban neighborhoods. Houses on these quiet, tree-lined streets are a mix of colonials, split-levels, ranches and ramblers that sit on between one-third and one-half of an acre. Most have at least four bedrooms (many have five), two-car garages, fireplaces and two to three full baths.
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Rockville, Maryland 20853 neighborhoods
|Aspen Hill Park||Flower Valley||Norbeck Manor||Wheaton Woods|
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