For our purpose, the "Long Branch Sector" is comprised of the neighborhoods and communities along the Long Branch Creek. Boundaries include Wayne Ave. in the north, Flower Ave. on the west, Washington Adventist/Carroll Ave./ City of Takoma Park on the south, and University Blvd. on the east.
As noted below, Montgomery County designates a different area as "Long Branch." The area shaded in purple is meant to identify the neighborhoods along Long Branch Creek and who likely visit the commercial zones outlined further b
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Long Branch Sector
The area shaded in orange shows the "Long Branch Sector" as designated in Montgomery County's Long Branch Sector Plan of 2013.
The Montgomery County Planning Department hosts information related to the 2013 master plan on the following website:
The Long Branch community is located in the eastern portion of Montgomery County, between Langley Park and Silver Spring, less than two miles from Old Town Takoma Park. The boundaries of the approximately 241-acre Plan area are roughly Plymouth Street on the north, Carroll Avenue to the east, Long Branch Creek and Wabash Avenue to the south, and Sligo Creek Parkway and Manchester Road to the west. Its main thoroughfares are Piney Branch Road, University Boulevard, Flower Avenue, and Arliss Street. Together, they provide access to regional employment centers such as the Food and Drug Administration in nearby White Oak, and downtown Washington D.C. Part of the Plan area is also in the City of Takoma Park, including property bounded by Piney Branch Road on the north, Flower Avenue on the east, Wabash Avenue on the south, and Sligo Creek Parkway on the west.
This business zone outlined above includes a wide array of services including grocery stores, full and limited-service restaurants, barber and beauty salons, tax service operations, and clothing stores. Also included within this zone are large-scale apartment complexes.
Long Branch business Zone
The area shaded in green outlines the primary commercial and business entities found within the "Long Branch Sector."
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Long Branch Town Center
The area shaded in blue outlines the "Long Branch Town Center." In its 2013 Long Branch Sector Plan, Montgomery County describes this zone as "Long Branch’s commercial core and its most identifiable area, home to many of the community’s ethnically diverse businesses. This core and adjacent commercial centers along Flower Avenue and Piney Branch Road (between Arliss Street and Flower Avenue) present the greatest opportunities for positive change."
Click on the image to the right to view an enlarged version of this commercial zone.