When we learned we would be relocating to the DC area, my husband and I knew that we wanted to find an active neighborhood with good schools and a not too difficult commute into DC. We found just what we were looking for and more in Clarksburg Village!
Clarksburg Village is a diverse, family friendly community. Young families will enjoy the numerous playgrounds or “tot lots” throughout the neighborhood, as well as the courtyard green areas for playing. There is a beautiful bike and walking trail that winds through the wooded area of the Village as well. On a warm summer evening, it is not uncommon to see your neighbors out in the courtyards or in driveways chatting and sharing a beverage while the kids play. Having grown up in a small town where everyone knows each other, I love being in a large community that still has some of that small town charm.
During the summer, the pool is the place to be! The pool facility has a 25 meter competition pool, a separate beach entry pool and an enclosed tot wading pool. The pool is also home to the Clarksburg Village Dolphin Swim Team, the 2012 champions of the Gaithersburg Germantown Swim League.
The neighborhood Social Committee keeps things fun and lively with various events planned throughout the year. These are great ways to get to know your neighbors! In the spring we had a family day in the clubhouse parking lot. There were bounce houses, obstacle courses, giant slides and a petting zoo. A concession stand and raffle during the day raised several hundred dollars for Relay for Life. There is a similar event planned for October. On opening day for the pool, the social committee was there with ice cream and toppings for an ice cream social. In December there is a family party where the kids make crafts and Santa makes an appearance. A valentine party is held in February .There are also adult only activities held throughout the year such as wine tastings, beer tastings and casino nights.
The schools that serve Clarksburg Village are Little Bennett Elementary, Rocky Hill Middle School and Clarksburg High School. I have had children in all 3 and have been very pleased. There is a new elementary school scheduled to be built in 2014 and it will be right in the Village.
If you like nature as my family does, you will enjoy the proximity to several parks. Little Bennett Regional Park is right down the road and has 20 miles of hiking trails to explore. A bike trail will take you to Ovid Hazen Wells Park, which has ball fields, a large playground and picnic shelters. We are also close to Black Hills Regional Park and Sugarloaf Mountain.
The only thing that has been missing from Clarksburg Village is retail shopping and restaurants. I am thrilled that convenience is on the horizon for our community! Clarksburg Village Center is scheduled to begin construction soon and Harris Teeter has signed on to be the anchor grocery store. A bank, gas station, restaurants and shops are also planned for the center. I for one am looking forward to being able to walk to a coffee shop or ride my bike to pick up a few groceries!