Having spent most of her life in and around Silver Spring, Debbie Gerald definitely knows her go-to spots in the community. From local parks and coffee spots to farmers markets, get to know more about Debbie in this latest agent spotlight as she shares her favorite places in and around the area.
“I grew up in Silver Spring and lived in Gaithersburg for awhile where I renovated and sold our home. I came back to Silver Spring to renovate and sell a home in Woodside Park, and then renovated and sold a home in Sligo Park Hills. I recently renovated and moved into a home in Silver Spring’s Cameron Heights neighborhood. (I’m sensing a pattern here!)
I think four renovations is enough for me, but I also said that after three. I am enjoying meeting my new neighbors and exploring my new neighborhood (even though I am pretty familiar because I grew up not too far away) and look forward to many happy years. I can say I am very happy that I moved back to Silver Spring years ago, always something interesting going on in the community.”
Where is your go-to spot for a nice dinner out with family and friends?
Love to go to Republic in Takoma Park. Great for dinner and they have a nice happy hour!
Do you have any favorite trails in your neighborhood?
My favorite is to take my dog Winston to Sligo Creek Park. My current home and my last home in are/were both walkable to the park.
Happy hour! Where do you recommend a good spot for a drink?
Coffee is a must. Where is the best coffee in the area?
Kaldi’s hands down. Great vibe. AND…it does not hurt that our office is right next door.
Have a sweet tooth? What’s the best bakery in town?
Woodmoor Pastry. I remember growing up my mother used to take me in. I try to get the parker house and snowflake rolls for holidays. Remember to pre-order!
Favorite Farmers Markets?
DTSS! I always see so many neighbors and clients. I also like Forest Estates Farmers Market. They choose one farmer each year with the market held in Getty Park.
What’s your favorite park to take a stroll in?
My new favorite is Evans Parkway Neighborhood Park, between Georgia and Dennis.
The park was renovated and offers a playing field and open lawn areas along with a playground and paved area for wheeled play. There are tennis courts, basketball courts, and a picnic area. Plus walking trails, natural meadow areas, and shady woodland areas. It was one of the first pilot projects in the nation to be certified under the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Rating System for sustainable site design, construction and maintenance.
If you haven’t been, go check it out!
Want to know more about Debbie? Check out her bio here.