Written by Jody Trammel

Woodley Gardens

Woodly GardensWoodley Gardens is one of the larger neighborhoods in Rockville, Maryland and was developed during the early 1960s by Monroe Warren, Sr. and Monroe Warren, Jr. The elder Warren built the Kennedy-Warren and Tilden Garden apartments in the District. He also developed numerous residential units in Rockville. Woodley Gardens earned the distinction of being Montgomery County’s original pre-planned community. To achieve this, the developers used a new zoning category. It allowed them to design the whole neighborhood instead of individual lots in a specific locality.

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The Warrens also acquired 220 acres of the Milor Farm. It has open tree-lined fields which were preserved and integrated into the community. The “country club community“ features single-family abodes, rental town houses, apartments, elementary school, shopping center, a public park, and a neighborhood pool. The Warrens focused on details and erected houses with lasting value. Colonial brick houses became the trademark style of Woodley Gardens.

Since Woodley Gardens had its own elementary school, it was a very beneficial location for many young couples. Montgomery County closed the school in 1979 and then reopened it as the a Senior Center in 1982. The city council consolidated all of its senior programs and activities in the newly renovated structure. Some original owners still reside in Woodley Gardens. Some families already have three generations within blocks of each other. Children, who grew up in the neighborhood opted to raise their own kids there. Neighbors continue to help each other or to simply socialize. The community recently hosted a 50th anniversary celebration.

One of the most significant landmarks in Rockville is called the Woodley Gardens Co-op which was also an idea of Monroe Warren. It is located near the park, swimming facility, shopping hub, and center for senior citizens. There are 16 townhouses in the Co-op with air conditioning and heating systems. There is also a common place for community socials. The 37-acre recreational area adjacent to Woodley Gardens swim center also has a park, rest rooms, lighted softball fields and basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball court, bleachers, drinking fountains, picnic tables, and barbecue grills.

Relish your visit at Woodley Gardens. Call Affinity right away! We are always ready to shuttle you anywhere in the DC Metro area.