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Just Reduced! June 27, 2007

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908 Strausberg, Accokeek, MD 20607


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Stunning Upgrades & Bonuses Abound!

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Conveniently located in the quiet Accokeek community of Horizon Hills, this stunning home is like new and ready for you. Park in the two car garage or enter onto the rich hardwood two story foyer and you’re in for a treat every step of the way. On the right of the foyer is the library featuring a lighted ceiling fan and quality office furniture that does convey as an added bonus to you. To your left is the formal living room, accented with crown molding and columns leading to the formal dining room, complete with chair and crown molding. From the dining room or the foyer access the expansive, fully-equipped, gourmet kitchen. Here you’ll find a cooking island, 42” upgraded cathedral style maple cabinetry, double wall oven, double-wide pantry, dishwasher, recessed lighting and more. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room, which is open to a voluminous family room featuring a gas log fireplace, lighted ceiling fan and, as another bonus to you, an entertainment center including a 61” high definition big screen TV, complete with surround sound already installed. Talk about a bonus! The breakfast room provides a slider to your future deck and access to the laundry room and the two car garage. The lower level offers an abundance of finished living space, including a 2nd family room, recreation room, full bath, large storage room, utility room providing additional storage, and a finished room which might serve as a 5th bedroom. For now, this room is being utilized as an exercise room containing high quality equipment, such as a treadmill and an elliptical cross trainer, which does convey as another bonus to you. That’s a triple bonus! Additionally, the family room and recreation room are pre-wired for stereo sound.

From the foyer, a turned oak staircase leads you to the upper level where you’ll find four spacious bedrooms and a full hall bath. The highlight of this level is the owner’s suite. Enter through double doors into your private retreat and you’re welcomed by a large sitting area with a three-sided gas log fireplace and a Palladian picture window providing a wooded view. Step up to the main bedroom, where you’ll find many well-placed windows, a lighted ceiling fan, cathedral ceiling and double walk-in closets. Double doors lead you to the bath suite, where you’ll find a double vanity, beautiful ceramic flooring, a separate shower and a jetted tub with a large Palladian window above.

Other features of this home include a security system, intercom system, a volleyball size side yard and numerous builder upgrades.

Clearly, this spectacular property is one-of-kind that you don’t want to miss.

Area Spotlight – Capital Region – Prince George’s County June 18, 2007

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Prince George’s County was formed from land in Calvert and Charles Counties by an act of the General Assembly on St. George’s Day, April 23, 1696. The County was named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of Princess Anne, heir to the throne of England.

Prince Georges County Map            Prince Georges County Seal

Home to the University of Maryland‘s flagship campus, the Prince George’s County hosts more tech/defense and aerospace firms than all but one other county in the state — nearly a dozen high-technology oriented federal labs and agencies. Almost 900 high-technology companies employ 33,600 highly-trained workers in the county — the second highest number of high-tech companies (as well as the second highest number of defense and aerospace companies) of any jurisdiction in the state.

As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the county was $55,256, and the median income for a family was $62,467. With a population approaching 900,000, the county is the wealthiest majority African-American county in the nation.

Prince George’s county is comprised of 10 cities, 17 towns, and 40 unincorporated areas.

View economic and demographic profiles on any of the following areas:

10 Cities:
College Park 
District Heights
Mount Rainier
New Carrollton 
Seat Pleasant 
17 Towns:
Berwyn Heights
Capitol Heights
Colmar Manor
Cottage City
Eagle Harbor
Fairmount Heights
Forest Heights
Landover Hills
North Brentwood 
Riverdale Park
University Park
Upper Marlboro
40 Unincorporated Areas:
Andrews Air Force Base
Camp Springs
Carmody Hills-Pepper Mill Village
Coral Hills
East Riverdale
Fort Washington
Glenn Dale
Greater Landover
Greater Upper Marlboro
Hillcrest Heights
Lake Arbor
Langley Park
Marlow Heights
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor
South Laurel
Suitland-Silver Hill
Temple Hills
Walker Mill
West Laurel

Area Spotlight – Capital Region – Montgomery County June 18, 2007

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Montgomery County is a thriving business center, Maryland´s most populous jurisdiction and a major job generator. Bordering Washington, D.C. and located roughly 30 miles southwest of Baltimore, the county is the heart of Maryland´s biotech community — which ranks third largest in the nation. Over 200 biotech companies and industry leaders, including Human Genome Sciences and MedImmune, are located in Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Map          Montgomery County Seal
The county is also home to 19 federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Food and Drug Administration. In addition, the county is home to world-famous educational and research organizations, such as Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, the Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, The Institute for Genomic Research and the University System of Maryland at Shady Grove.
As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the county was $71,551, and the median income for a family was $84,035.

There are numerous cities, towns, villages and unincorporated areas in Montgomery County.

Click here for history, demographics and economic profiles for each.
Some that are included are:

Ashton Crossing
Ashton Pond
Olney Outside
Endor Highlands
Sam Rice Knolls
Brighton Knolls
Snowden Manor
Hays Haven
Barnesville Town
Barnesville OutsideBeallsville
Natural Woods
Poolesville Outside

Endicott Hill
Alta Vista
The Kenwood
Bannock Burn
Stratton Woods
Rosedale Park
Wildwood Manor
Hill Mead
Bradley Hills
Sumner Village
Burning Tree Estates

Hurley Ridge
Woodcliffe Park
Greenridge Acres
Oak Ridge
Kingsview Ridge
Beau Monde Estates
Thompson Corner
Black Hill Estates
Kings Crossing
Wade Estates
Hoyles Mill Village

Sunshine Acres
Kimbrook Farm
Brookeville Knolls
Gold Mine Crossing

Perrywood Estates
Colesville Outside

Cabin John
Cabin John Park
Macarthur Park
Seven Locks
Chapel Wood

Chevy Chase
The Elizabeth

Aurora Hills
Catawba Manor
Rolling Green
Fountain View
Clarksburg Village
Hamlet Place Coop
Rock Creek Knoll

Damascus Hill
Damascus Valley
Green Hills
Kings Bridge
Kings Valley Manor
Mt. Radnor
Souder Heights
Magruder Valley
Seneca Springs
Needwood Estates
Avery Village
Candlewood Park
Park Overlook
Winters Run
Derwood Station
Granby Woods
Cashell Estates
Parkside Estates

Barnesville Outside
Dickerson Area
Wood Field Estates
Rosewood Manor
Goshen Estates
Kentlands Gatehouse
Sharon Woods
Pheasant Run
Foxlair Acres

Gunner´s View
Fountain Hills
Wood Lake
Germantown Estates
Seneca Pointe
Haywire Farms

Rock Creek Palisades
Kensington Heights
The Waterford
White Flint Park
Oakland Terrace

Montgomery Village
Mills Choice
Suffolk Place
Shadow Oak
Meadow Gate
Club Hill
Goshen Village
Odend Hall
Eagle Nest Estates
Gable Field
Courts of Whetstone

James Creek
Oatland Farm
Fair Hill Farm
Manor Oaks
Olney Mill
Briars Acres
Cashell Manor
Brooke Grove

McAuley Park
Saddle Ridge
Camberwell Downs
River Crossing
Fox Hills West
Fawcett Farms
Bradley Farms
Travilah Meadows
Watkins Glen
Rivers Edge
Potomac Fields
Manor Lake
Rock Crest
Flint Ledge Estate
Halpine Village
Tower Oaks
Holly Oak
Manor Village
Montrose Woods
Flower Valley
Bai Nola Woods
Aspen Hill Park
Travilah Crest

Sandy Spring
Brooke Meadow
Ashley Manor
Sandy Spring Village
Dellabrooke Forest
Norwood Overlook 

Silver Spring
Drumeldra Hills
Rossmoor Leisure
Wood Moor
Fairland Farms
Franklin Vale
Greenwood Knolls
Homestead Estates
Woodlawn Terrace
Argyle Park
Rolling Acres
Layhill View

Phillips Oaks
Wesley Estates
Parrs Ridge
Snowdens Manor
Drayton Manor

Takoma Park
Fletchers Addn
Hampshire Knolls
Rolling Terrace
Green Hills Farm
Long Branch
Wheaton Outside

Area Spotlight – Capital Region June 18, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Relocation Guide.
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Maryland’s Capital Region includes three counties surrounding the District of Columbia. Bob Gauger & Team proudly serve two of these counties: Montgomery and Price George’s. Although highly urbanized, the region shares its cosmopolitan nature with suburban areas along with a number of more secluded communities. Its residents are highly educated and provide staffing for numerous government agencies and facilities, educational and non-profit institutions, and a growing base of biotechnology and advanced technology businesses.

Here is a driving map:

Capital Region Driving Map

Here is a map displaying the three counties in the Capital Region:Capitla Region Counties MapWe’ll be spotlighting two of the three counties:

Area Spotlight – Greater Baltimore – Howard County June 18, 2007

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Described as a “County of Contrasts”, Howard County is a merging of old and new, urban and rural . . . where the rolling green hills of the Piedmont meet the rocky fall line of glaciers. Considered a setting where one of the most modern cities in the world site side-by-side with a city older than the republic itself.

Here’s the Howard County Seal:

 Howard County Seal

The Howard District was formed in 1838 by the splitting of Anne Arundel County and it’s situated in the heart of the dynamic corridor between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, which, combined, comprise the fourth largest consolidated market in the United States. Howard County´s ideal geographic location has resulted in the substantial growth of a wide variety of industries, including high-tech and life science businesses. Conveniently accessible to I-95 and I-70, the county is located within a 20-minute drive of Baltimore/Washington International Airport and the Port of Baltimore.

Here is a visual of where Howard County sits within Maryland:

 Howard County Map
As of 2000: Home to more than 243,000 people, the median income for a household in the county was $74,167, and the median income for a family was $85,422.

Howard County has no incorporated municipalities. The following unincorporated areas are considered as towns by many people:

View economic and demographic profiles on any of the following towns, including history, geography, demographics, notable residents (both past and present), and additional external links:

  • Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Elkridge
  • Ellicott City
  • Jessup (shared between Howard and Anne Arundel Counties)
  • North Laurel
  • Savage-Guilford (a combination of the communities of Savage and Guilford)

Area Spotlight – Greater Baltimore – Ann Arundel County June 18, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Anne Arundel County, Relocation Guide.
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Anne Arundel County is located on the Chesapeake Bay between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

 Anne Arundel County

The county features 534 miles of shoreline, offerring waterfront living to many residential communities.

 Annapolis City Harbor 
(Annapolis City Harbor)

Annapolis, the state capital and the sailing capital of America, is a major tourist attraction for the state and the county. Diverse and growing companies benefit from a location shared with Annapolis, the state capital, and government facilities such as the U.S. Naval Academy and the National Security Agency. Anne Arundel County is also fortunate to house the Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) located in the northwest section of the county. BWI is the largest airport in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area and is considered one of Maryland’s most important economic engines.

Anne Arundel Seal

As of 2000, the median income for a household in the county was $61,768, and the median income for a family was $69,019. 

Anne Arundel County includes two municipalities, both classified as towns under Maryland law:

1) Annapolis (incorporated in 1708)
2) Highland Beach (incorporated 1922)

There are also many unincorporated areas, which are also considered as towns by many people:

View economic and demographic profiles on any of the following towns, including their history, geography, notable residents, demographics and other external links:

  • Arden-on-the-Severn
  • Arnold
  • Brooklyn Park
  • Cape Saint Claire
  • Crofton
  • Crownsville
  • Deale
  • Ferndale
  • Fort Meade
  • Germantown
  • Glen Burnie
  • Green Haven
  • Herald Harbor
  • Hillsmere Shores
  • Jessup (shared between Howard and Anne Arundel Counties.)
  • Lake Shore
  • Linthicum
  • Londontowne
  • Maryland City
  • Mayo
  • Millersville
  • Naval Academy
  • Odenton
  • Parole
  • Pasadena
  • Pumphrey
  • Riva
  • Riviera Beach
  • Selby-on-the-Bay
  • Severn
  • Severna Park
  • Shady Side
  • South Gate

Area Spotlight – Greater Baltimore June 18, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Relocation Guide.
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The Greater Baltimore area is a long established financing center and growing technology center. The region develops intellectual capital through outstanding educational institutions (Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University and the University of Maryland).  Aerospace, defense, electronics, financial services, distribution, logistics and a growing biotech sector increasingly contribute to Maryland’s vibrant economic base.

Here is a map of the Greater Baltimore Maryland Counties:

Greater Baltimore Maryland Counties

This will give you a general overview from a Driving Map perspective:

Map – Driving:
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Click to Enlarge Map 






There are two main counties we’ll highlight in our guide:

Area Spotlight – Southern Maryland – St Mary’s County June 14, 2007

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As we continue with our Southern Maryland area spotlight, we’ll next highlight St. Mary’s County.

St. Mary’s County was the first county established in Maryland, in 1637. Today, St. Mary’s County is home to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, including the Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters (NAVAIR), Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), and many others known as leaders in aviation and advanced technology.

This map will give you a visual of where St. Mary’s County sits in Southern Maryland relative to its adjacent counties:

Southern Maryland

As of 2000, there were 24,747 people residing in St. Mary´s County. The median income for a household in the county was $29,903, and the median income for a family was $37,643.

St Mary’s County includes one municipality classified as a town under Maryland law:

  • Leonardtown (county seat, incorporated 1858)

There are also several unincorporated areas, which are also considered as towns by many people:

  • California
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Golden Beach
  • Lexington Park
  • Hollywood

Other Helpful St. Mary’s Links:

Official Website: www.co.saint-marys.md.us
County Library:  www.somd.lib.md.us/STMA/Libraries/

For additional, detailed information about St Mary’s County including history, colleges and universities, law and government, geography, notable residents, adjacent counties, military bases, demographics, cities & towns, references and external links, see here.

Area Spotlight – Southern Maryland – Charles County June 14, 2007

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Take time to smell the roses in Charles County where residents have easy access to all parts of Washington, D.C. as well as commercial and residential growth, comfortable suburban living, an abundance of nature trails, more than 50 museums, arts and culture opportunities, parks, spectator sports, and golf courses. Charles County is a great place to raise your family. The public schools offer a good student-teacher ratio and public education is a top priority. Charles County spends approximately $7,000 per student.Charles County is in the south central portion of of Maryland. Its county seat is La Plata. The county was named for Charles Calvert (1637-1715), third Lord Baltimore. Calvert lived in Maryland from 1661 to 1684, when he returned to England.This county is a part of the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area.

As of 2000, the population was 120,546. The median income for a household in the county was $62,199, and the median income for a family was $67,602.
 Here is a map relative to its location in Southern Maryland and  adjacent counties:  
Southern Maryland 

Charles County includes three municipalities, classified as towns under Maryland law:

1. Indian Head (incorporated 1920)

2. La Plata (incorporated 1888)

3. Port Tobacco Village (incorporated 1888)
(Note: despite its name, Port Tobacco Village is a town, not a village)

There are also many unincorporated areas, which are also considered towns by many people:

  • Bennsville

  • Bryans Road

  • Hughesville

  • Potomac Heights

  • Saint Charles         

  • Waldorf

Here is the county seal:

Charles County Seal 


Here are a couple bonus city spotlights: 

About La Plata, MD : La Plata is located in the Charles County seat with a population that hovers around 16,400 and covers 6.9 square miles. La Plata is 18.4 miles from Alexandria and 25.5 miles from D.C. The median age is 36.4 years old. The number of college graduates and white-collar professionals was higher in La Plata than the national average.

About Waldorf, MD : Waldorf is located in Charles County and has a population of approximately 22,400 covering 12.8 square miles. Waldorf is 13.8 miles from Alexandria and 19.4 miles from D.C. The median age is 32.8 years old. The number of college graduates and white-collar professionals was greater in Waldorf than the national average.

For additional, detailed information about Charles County including history, colleges and universities, law and government, geography, notable residents, adjacent counties, demographics, cities & towns, references and external links, see here.

Area Spotlight – Southern Maryland – Calvert County June 14, 2007

Posted by bobgauger in Calvert County, Relocation Guide.
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While Calvert County is the smallest county in Southern Maryland, it is one of the fastest growing counties in the State. Located just 46 miles from Washington, it still retains its rural character and agrarian roots, while offering good schools, a clean environment and good quality of life. Calvert is a peninsula, with the Chesapeake Bay on the east and the Patuxent River on the west. 

Southern Maryland

Here is the Calvert County seal:

Calvert County Seal

Calvert County includes two municipalities, both classified as towns under Maryland law:

1.  Chesapeake Beach (incorporated 1886)

Communities in Chesapeake Beach:

  • Baywoods
  • Windward Key
  • Breezy Point
  • Holiday Beach
  • Bay view Hills
  • Richfield Station
  • The Highlands

2.  North Beach (incorporated 1910)

Communities in North Beach:

  • Rose Haven
  • Burnt Oaks
  • Chesapeake Lighthouse

There are also many unincorporated areas, which are also considered as towns by many people:


  • Communities:
    Cedar wood
    Lyons Creek Overlook
    Regency Manor
    Chaney Station
    Dunkirk South
    Perry´s Choice
    Hickory Creek


  • Communities:
    Twin Lakes
    Potts Point
    Heather Knolls
    Willow Hill
    Walnut Creek
    Deep Landing
    Tulip Grove
    Plum Point
    Stone Farm
    Poplar Hill
    Oakwood Manor
    Hunting Hills Estates


  • Communities:
    Chesapeake Ranch Estates
    White Sands
    Drum Point
    Cove Lake
    Cove Point Woods


  • Communities:
    The Meadows
    Fox Dale Woods
    Cross Point
    Willows Colony
    Fawn Ridge

Prince Frederick        

  • Communities:
    Fox Field
    Calvert Towne
    Bamboo Haven
    Symphony Woods
    Marvin´s Court
    Chesapeake Heights
    Scarborough Faire
    Fox Hill Estates
    Cedar Beach

St. Leonard

  • Communities:
    Long Beach
    Wellsville Acres
    Brittany Estates
    Calvert Beach
    Long Cove Estates


  • Communities:
    Mill Creek
    Harbor Point
    Solomon´s landing
    Osprey Cove
    Old Hickory

Fun Links:

For additional, detailed information about Calvert County including history, law and government, geography, famous residents, adjacent counties, demographics, cities & towns and external links, see here.