Former Country Club Turns Residential

December 9, 2008 Updated: October 1, 2015

POPLAR RUN: Groundbreaking ceremony in Silver Spring, Maryland on Nov. 19. (Terri Wu/Epoch Times)
POPLAR RUN: Groundbreaking ceremony in Silver Spring, Maryland on Nov. 19. (Terri Wu/Epoch Times)
SILVER SPRING, Md.–Former Indian Spring Country Club is turning residential. This 308-acre land will become Poplar Run, a residential community under development by Winchester Homes, a local builder in the Washington metro area. Poplar Run community is scheduled to open in mid-2009. It will contain 773 single houses and townhouses.

Poplar Run community is located at about 5 miles from exit 31A of the beltway in Maryland. It is about a mile away from the Glenmont metro station on the red line. Montgomery Ride On is going to establish stops in the community.

Although it’s conveniently located near the beltway, Poplar Run offers serenity and peace. The community will keep the structure of the country club. A small road will take residents and visitors from a crowded city in Washington suburb to a peaceful world of its own. The developer has planned special traffic combing mechanisms to slow down and curb out unnecessary traffic in the Poplar Run community.

At the November groundbreaking ceremony, Harold Greenberg, the owner of the former Indian Spring Country Club, said that he anticipated the country club land to become a very good residential area. Houses nearby are on average 25 years old.

Mr. Greenberg knew the management of Winchester Homes for many years.  Winchester Homes used to host its annual holiday celebration at the country club.  He took over the country club after his father-in-law Mr. Kay passed away. Over the past 40 years, he saw the country club becoming the first non-sectarian country club after starting as a club for the Jewish.

The community is not going to keep the club’s golf courses, but will have 3 swimming pools and a 9,000 square feet club house. More than 50 percent of the community is open green space. Over 70-acres is dedicated to the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning commission for expansion of the Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park.