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About Ashton Preserve

     Ashton Preserve is a planned 176-acre, rural residential cluster subdivision of estate homes in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is Montgomery County's first rural cluster zoning community, set in
a way that preserves the surrounding rural character and natural habitat.

     Located in the Ashton-Sandy Spring area (scroll down for Ashton-Sandy Spring census and demographics) and developed by Winchester Homes, Ashton Preserve is comprised of 70 single-family wooded and meadowed homesites ranging from one-half to one-third acre, bordered by 4 ten-acre single-family homesites.

     This exclusive community of million dollar homes backs to Woodlawn Park, home of historic Woodlawn Manor and Woodlawn's monumental stone barn.

     Unique features of this upscale community include the "sandy spring" for which Sandy Spring, Maryland was named, as well as the Rural Legacy Trail. [NOTE: THE SANDY SPRING COMMUNITY TOOK ITS NAME FROM THIS SPRING, WHICH PROVIDES FRESH WATER FILTERED THROUGH THE SANDY SOIL.  IN 1745, THE SPRING WAS LOCATED ON WHAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS "SNOWDEN'S MANOR" AND LATER KNOWN AS "HAREWOOD"]. For exhaustive information on this region, be sure to visit the Sandy Spring Museum online and in person!

     There are five different home styles built by Winchester Homes in Ashton Preserve, each with several elevations and many with Winchester's "your home, your way" customizations and upgrades:

The Langley
4,502 Sq. Feet
The Randall
4,066 Sq. Feet
The Vincent
3,700 Sq. Feet
The Belmont
3,632 Sq. Feet
The Browning
3,339 Sq. Feet
The St. Andrews
2,879 Sq. Feet



Ashton-Sandy Spring, Maryland

Population (year 2000): 3,437
Males: 1,617 (47.0%), Females: 1,820 (53.0%)

Land area: 7.6 square miles

Zip code: 20861

Median resident age: 43.2 years
Median household income: $73,458 (year 2000)
Median house value: $276,400 (year 2000)

Races in Ashton-Sandy Spring:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.3%)
  • Black (12.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Asian Indian (1.2%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (17.0%), Irish (15.3%), English (15.1%), United States (6.4%), Scottish (5.8%), Italian (4.4%).


For population 25 years and over in Ashton-Sandy Spring

  • High school or higher: 91.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.0%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashton-Sandy Spring CDP

  • Never married: 18.8%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

8.4% Foreign born (3.4% Europe, 2.7% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aspen Hill, MD (7.0 miles, pop. 50,228).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (16.3 miles, pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (140.3 miles, pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Cloverly, MD (3.5 miles), Colesville, MD (4.8 miles), Olney, MD (5.2 miles), Burtonsville, MD (5.3 miles), Rossmoor, MD (5.8 miles), Fairland, MD (5.9 miles), Aspen Hill, MD (7.0 miles), Calverton, MD (7.3 miles).

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (20.5%), Public administration (11.4%), Retail trade (10.1%).


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Ashton-Sandy Spring compared to Maryland state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


The accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site is not guaranteed. This data has been compiled from multiple government and commercial sources.
Use at your own risk. 

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