North Hills of Sligo is a beautiful neighborhood of some of the finest older single family homes in Silver Spring.
Set into the heavily wooded hills of Sligo Creek Park (thus the name) this subdivision of Single Family Homes built during the early 1930's to late 1940's is located "inside the Capitol Beltway", close to Downtown Silver Spring and Washington, DC.
The subdivision of North Hills was originally sold as a suburban Neighborhood with large lots "overlooking 2 golf courses". The two golf courses were at Argyle Country Club (what is left of the Argyle Golf Course is now Sligo Golf Course) and Indian Spring Country Club (what's left of Indian Spring is now the YMCA property)
Considered a Landmark - The original Brunett Farmhouse (circa 1864) that preceded the development of North Hills, still stands today on an impressive 3/4 acre lot at the top of a hill in the North Hills Subdivision.
A detailed book about the history of North Hills of Sligo Creek was written by Sally Gagne in 2003. This 190 page book titled "North Hills of Sligo Creek - History, People and Surroundings", is not only about the history of the North Hills area, but everything you'd really like to know about Silver Spring from it's development right down to the people that lived here before and that live here now. Sally is also an expert on Sligo Creek Park., from how it began up to current wild inhabitants and vegetation.
The Parkside Headquarters are just at the edge of the Community in the park. There are miles and miles of Trails for Hiking, Biking, Fitness, Dog walking and just nature watching! The park also offers picnic areas, ball fields, tennis courts, basketball courts and many playgounds.
Montgomery County public school system is well known as one of the best in the nation. Public schools serving the North Hills Subdivision:
Sligo Creek Elementary School
Silver Spring International Middle School,
Northwood High School,
At the high school level the Downcounty consortium is available giving students a choice regarding their academic area of study. The five high schools in the Downcounty cluster include Montgomery Blair, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy and Wheaton.
The ACORN HILL Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery School is just steps from the edge of this neighborhood nestled in Sligo Creek Park.
Private schools convenient to the North Hills Neighborhood are:
St. Bernadette's Catholic School K-8th (St B's)
Grace Episcopal Day School
North Hills & Argyle Park Real Estate
There are 356 Single Family Houses in the Legal Subdivisions of North Hills of Sligo Creek and Argyle Park
12 Homes Sold in 2013
Prices are up and Days on Market are Down
Average List Price - $500,317
(UP from $442,800 in 2012)
Average Sold Price - $498,367
(UP from $436,964 in 2012)
Highest Sale Price - $689,900
For a 5 Bedroom 4 Bath 3 level Fully Renovated and Expanded Brick Colonial on a 10,378 sq ft lot, Originally Built in 1952.
Lowest Sale Price - $295,000
For a 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Brick 2 Level Rambler, built in 1949 and in need of a total rehab.
Average Days on Market - 33
(DOWN from 59 Days in 2012)
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