Olney dates back to the 1700s when it was a small agrarian-based crossroads village. Change occurred gradually, with artisans, toolmakers and other skilled craftsmen setting up shop in the 1800s. The town was briefly known as Mechanicsville but reverted back to avoid confusion due to a similarly named community. Residential development occurred gradually over time, until the mid-1960s, when a construction boom started taking place. To learn more about Olney, MD homes for sale, give us a call today!
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Architecture in Olney often reflects a vintage style, from actual antique homes for sale to newer custom mansions with Colonial, Federal and Victorian themes. You’ll also find other typical norms for the region—Cape Cods, Split-levels and Ramblers. Large lot sizes are quite common.
There are also condos for sale in Olney, including townhouses from the 1980s era and more recent luxury row house styles. Homes and condos for sale start in the low $100s and climb all the way to seven-figure territory. The largest number of properties, however, fall right in the middle—upscale homes in a reasonable mid-to-high six-figure range.
There’s lots to do in Olney, from organized community events to the popular Olney Theatre with comedy, music and plays. You can add golf, horse riding, and aquatics at the Olney Swim Center, as well as recreation, hiking and picnics at the Longwood, Cherrywood and Olney Manor parks. There’s also the Olney Ale House, offering great pub food and a massive stone fireplace.