Westleigh, located off Dufief Mill Road and straddling Darnestown Road, is a very desirable community situated near Muddy Branch Park just off the major commuting route of Route 28. The homes in this neighborhood on the north side of Darnestown Road have Gaithersburg addresses, on the south side they have North Potomac addresses, but all are in zip code 20878.
There are 681 single family homes in colonial and split level styles on ¼ to 1/3 of an acre lots, plus a dozen townhomes. There is a wide size range on these homes, from 1,475 to 4,618 square feet on the upper levels. Some homes were built in the middle to late 70s, others were built in the mid 80’s by NV Homes and Columbia Homes. The HOA fee varies from $50 to $140 per year. 2009 to 2010 Westleigh home sales ranged from $460K to $670K for the single families to the low $300s for townhomes.
This neighborhood has great access to parks, horse trails, walking paths and playgrounds, plus proximity to the Westleigh Recreation Club.
The North Potomac neighborhoods in zip code 20878 are prized for their location, the top schools and the beautiful parks. N. Potomac home owners can join the Westleigh Recreation Club, located in the Westleigh neighborhood, for the pool, tennis and the Barracudas swim team.
The home values in North Potomac are slightly higher than comparable homes in other areas of Montgomery County because of the prized school assignment of Dufief Elementary School, Frost Middle School and Wootton High School. Wootton is ranked one of the top high schools in the nation. See more about Montgomery County MD Schools on our Schools page.
About the Author: Bob Myers made the move to Montgomery County MD in 1985 and has lived in Derwood, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Boyds and Clarksburg. He has been a Realtor since 1986.
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