Boyds MD Homes For Sale
Known for expensive homes and lots of open land, Boyds is a town in Montgomery County in Maryland, located to the northwest of Germantown. One of the larger communities when it comes to land size, the town covers approximately 27 square miles, much of which is still undeveloped. That's quickly changing however – the predominantly rural landscape has gone through a rapid expansion in very recent years with an explosion in upscale new custom home development. With beautiful parks, lakes and bucolic settings, the town's civic association aptly refers to Boyds as “Home in the Country.” For more information about Boyds MD homes for sale in Montgomery County, contact us today!
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The history of Boyds goes back to the construction of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad when a Scottish construction engineer, Colonel James Alexander Boyd, built a temporary village to house railroad workers. The local train station opened in 1873 as did the first Boyds Country Store. The Colonel remained in town, establishing dairy farms and contributing to the development of what would become both an agricultural community and summer resort town for Washingtonians. Among the historically significant structures are the Boyd Presbyterian Church built in 1876 and the Boyd Hotel, a stately 23-room inn built in 1887 in the Second Empire style, and the last remaining example of Victorian resort hotels in the region. The building is now privately owned and has gone through a lengthy restoration process. Also of note is the Boyds Negro School, the only public school for African Americans in the area from 1885 to 1936 and now a restored landmark.
While Boyds was long known as a quintessential American small town, it has seen a marked spike in new home construction over the past decade. During a period when much of Maryland was experiencing a significant real estate slump, Boyds continued to expand on the strength of new upscale development. Predominantly geared toward detached single-family home construction, there is also a 12% slice of condos, mostly in new townhouse construction. The median list price for real estate in Boyds $575,000 with a median sales price of $556,500. The average encompasses a wide range, from low six-figure townhouses to million-dollar custom homes. Architectural types are what you'd expect for a rural community that has developed over time, from a few remaining antique cottages and restored farmhouses to updated ranches and then the bulk of the inventory – newer Colonials, Arts & Crafts, English Tudors and custom contemporary styles.
Boyds may be expanding but its countryside setting is still a major part of the attraction. There's plenty of greenspace including park and recreational areas such as the 2000-acre Black Hills Regional Park, Little Seneca Regional Park and Little Seneca Lake with boat rentals, fishing and private boating through seasonal permits. Passenger train service is still provided at the old Boyd station location through the MARC New Brunswick commuter rail line. Additionally, highway 270 runs through the easternmost tip of the town. Apart from the Boyd Country Market which opened in 1933 and a small post office, there isn't a lot in the way of community amenities. Given the rash of new home construction, that will likely change.
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Listing information last updated on April 18th, 2019 at 12:04pm EDT.