Located in Silver Spring’s northeastern corner, Woodmoor has a decidedly small-town sensibility. Residents hold several annual events including the Tree Lighting Ceremony in which the kids can participate as “elves”, the Woodmor Oktoberfest, a Fourth of July parade and even an annual Bloody Mary contest. The holidays are especially festive — and competitive — as the neighborhood also holds a contest for the best-decorated house each year.
The first homes built in Woodmoor were mostly brick colonials and Cape Cods in the 1930s, and the neighborhood soon boomed in the ‘40s, becoming the era of homes that still dominates the neighborhood today. It’s a quiet enclave with no true through-traffic as its borders are the Capital Beltway and Colesville Road. Just off these vital thoroughfares, residents can shop at Trader Joe’s, grab a Starbucks, pick up a bite at family-owned Santucci’s Deli. The “Four Corners” area — where University Boulevard and Colesville Road intersect, is the commercial hub of the neighborhood, offering restaurants, service centers, banks, pubs, pharmacies and the Woodmoor Shopping Center.
The streets are tree-lined, the lots are generous and the location is conveniently located for commuters not only by way of the Capital Beltway, but also via a fifteen-minute bicycle ride to Forest Glen Metro Station.