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Garrett Park is a town in the county of Montgomery, Maryland. Its history dates back to 1886 when businessman Henry W. Copp purchased the land to build a suburban development representing an English village. He named the streets after locations talked about in novels written by the English author Walter Scott. Working with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Copp was able to give builders reduced rates to transport materials and workers into the town. New residents of the community were also given free trips to move in. Commercial development in the area was limited. By the time of its incorporation in 1898, the town had only 30 buildings and about 100 residents.
Garrett Park, named after the former president of B&O Railroad John Work Garrett, lies along the former B&O railway corridor. Today, it has a 4-star restaurant, post office and farmer's market. Part of the town is included in the Garrett Park Historic District, which was listed in 1975 on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). One of the buildings in the district was the first school serving the residents of Garrett Park. It was designed by local architect Howard Wright Cutler in 1928 and is now preserved as part of a residential home. The Maryland Historical Trust has designated it as a historic site. Garrett Park was also declared an arboretum in 1977. A tree inventory of all the trees in the town and a tree planting schedule is still maintained. In May 1982, Garrett Park became the first nuclear-weapons free-zone in the U.S., after the town banned the production, transportation, processing, storage, disposal and use of it.
Garrett Park Elementary School is part of the Montgomery County School District, which serves the town. It is located on Oxford St., in Garrett Park, and has a total population of 798 students. Offering classes from Kindergarten to fifth grade, the school has a student-t0-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. Based on state test scores, 58% of the students are proficient in reading and 57% are in math. Garrett Park Elementary School has a GreatSchools rating of a 6 out of 10 and an overall Niche grade of an A.
The Garrett-Waverly Neighborhood Park is a 1.2-acre park in Garrett Park. Acquired in 1950 by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, it is operated by the Montgomery Parks department. Located on Waverly St., it is open from sunrise to sunset and features two tennis courts, a playground and a picnic area.
The Randolph Hills Shopping Center is an outdoor shopping mall in the northwest corner of the town of Garrett Park. Catering to the residents in the area, it offers many specialty stores, businesses and restaurants. Some of these are:
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