Montgomery Square is made up of 436 homes. Most were built by Kettler Brothers in the mid to late 1960s. Artery Homes built the homes on Atwell in the 1960s, and Winchester Homes and Schultz Construction built the homes on the upper end of Aqueduct in the 1980s.
Montrose Road from Seven Locks Road to Falls Road didn’t exist when the neighborhood was built. That land made up the proposed “Outer Beltway.” If built, it would have crossed the Potomac above Great Falls and headed off toward Herndon and Reston.
In the 1980s, the north side of Montgomery Square (just north of Montrose Road) was redistricted to feed into the Richard Montgomery High School Cluster.
Technically, the south side of Montgomery Square (just south of Montrose Road) is known by the state and county as the recorded subdivision of Regent Park, and the north side as the recorded subdivision of Montgomery Square.
When Kettler Homes developed the neighborhood, they started on the south side with the bulk of the first homes being built in 1963 and started completing homes on the north side in 1965. As stated above, Artery Homes built on Atwell in the late ’60s. Then Winchester Homes and Schultz Construction built on the remaining land on Aqueduct west of Chilham during the 1983-1986 period.
Kettler branded the entire area as Montgomery Square and placed signage off of Seven Locks Road and Falls Road. At that time, Montrose didn’t exist as that land had been set aside as the proposed outer circumferential beltway that was never built.
When the neighborhood was built the area was serviced by fewer schools and the area all fed into the Winston Churchill school district. At some point, the north side of Montgomery Square was redistricted to Wootton high school and then in the 1980s, it was redistricted again to Richard Montgomery.
Montrose Road divides Montgomery Square into two different school districts, which makes community building between the two sides more challenging. However, through the efforts of the Citizens Association, the community has maintained the identity of Montgomery Square.
Unlike Homeowner's Associations, MSCA doesn't create rules for the community. When one buys a home in the neighborhood, no paperwork regarding the Citizens Association is needed.
MSCA is a nonprofit, voluntary group that formed in the 1960s and incorporated in August 1991.
For information on the difference between a HOA and a Citizen's Association, click here.
MSCA once retained a box of materials, including newsletters, brochures, photos, and other information dating back to the 1960s. Before discarding the box, the MSCA Board digitized a good amount of the material and placed it into three online time-capsules. If you are interested in reviewing these capsules, click here.
For addition information regarding the history of Montgomery Square, including information about the many accomplishments of its Citizens Association, click through the menu located on the left-hand side of this website.