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Call 301/574-1041 or visit

Montgomery Development is developing the upscale, guarded and gated golf course community of Oak Creek in Upper Marlboro. This 1,100-acre community includes more than 600 acres of open space with preserved oak trees, parks, lakes, a waterfall and walking trails.

The private Oak Creek Club golf course will be a focal point for the residents, along with Bowieville, an elegant Federal-style plantation built in 1819 and restored by the developer.

The mansion and its gardens overlook Reflection Lake and the first hole of the golf course. The Oak Creek Village Center, an 18,000-square-foot country clubhouse, includes a fitness center, a swimming pool, a putting green, an outdoor concert pavilion and two lighted tennis courts. Concierge services will be provided to residents.

Eventually, 1,148 town homes and single-family homes will be built at Oak Creek.

Single-family homes are priced from the mid-$500,000s and up, and town homes are priced from the upper $300,000s and higher.

Builders in Oak Creek include Craftmark Homes Inc., Craftstar Homes Inc., Greencastle Homes, K&P; Builders Inc., Michael Harris Development, Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC, NVHomes, WCI Communities Inc. and Ryan.

Call the Oak Creek Visitors Center at 301/390-8707 or visit

At the Palisades near Oak Creek, Pulte Homes Inc. and Caruso Homes Inc. are building single-family homes priced from the upper $600,000s to the upper $700,000s.

Pulte is building homes with 3,246 to 4,258 square feet, with four bedrooms, three full baths and one or two half baths on large homesites.

Caruso is building brick-front homes with four or five bedrooms on quarter-acre to half-acre sites with hardwood flooring in the foyer, high ceilings and a fireplace.

Call 301/218-0192 or visit for Pulte, or 301/218-4480 or visit www. for Caruso.

Ryan and K. Hovnanian Homes are building single-family homes at the Ridings at Upper Marlboro, located near an equestrian center along with golf courses and shopping centers.

Ryan is building eight models of homes there, each with a brick front, four or five bedrooms and a two- or three-car garage. The homes are priced from the upper $490,000s to the low $640,000s.

The K. Hovnanian models have brick or stone fronts and fireplaces and are base-priced from the mid- to upper $500,000s. Call 301/780-3694 or visit for Ryan or 301/574-0216 or visit for K. Hovnanian.

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