Welcome to Saybrooke

Welcome to Saybrooke! On behalf of the Saybrooke Homeowners Association Board of Directors and the entire Saybrooke community, we wish to welcome you to our idyllic community while providing local information that may prove useful as your family turns a house into a home. Over the coming months we look forward to meeting you, whether it be walking down our tree-lined streets, on the tennis court, or at the community pool. Please expand and browse the content below to learn more about the community.
 
A printable version of this guide is also available.

Saybrooke History and Overview

Built in the late 1980’s, Saybrooke is made up of 478 single-family homes divided into six “clusters;” homes in each cluster share similar design characteristics and were built by the same company. The operation of your homeowners association is governed by a board of volunteer directors. The five Board members are elected on a staggered basis by the community for a term of three (3) years. Elections are held at the annual homeowners meeting in November. The Board is responsible for overseeing the daily functions and financial responsibilities of the Association, and for maintaining members’ compliance with the established rules and guidelines. ​Please take the time to read through the Declarations and Bylaws you received during the home purchase process. Copies are available on the this website. There is a monthly Board meeting, held on the second Tuesday of each month, all homeowners are invited.

Home Owners Association & Website

The Association is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the common areas of the community, including the entrance and certain other amenities. Some of the services provided include the mowing and upkeep of the common grounds, community special events, paying contracted services and vendors, trash collection, and upkeep of amenity areas (pools, tennis courts, playground, sidewalks, gazebo, community fences, Saybrooke Green and much more).
 
Our association website (this website), www.saybrooke.com, is a repository of information regarding Saybrooke and the surrounding Gaithersburg area. Upcoming activities and events, announcements, a community calendar, Declarations and Bylaws, architectural review forms, and volunteer committee information can all be found there. New homeowners should sign up for an account in order to access documents, forms, and directory information.  Please take a few minutes to visit and familiarize yourself with this resource and to get to know your community. The website provides ready answers to most of the questions homeowners have.

Management Company (IKO) & HOA Contact Info

IKO Community Management is our contracted property management company. Our Community Manager, Marcy Grove, can be reached at 301-924-4050 or www.saybrooke.com/contacthoa. She should be contacted regarding any service issues regarding community property, any apparent violations of rules and guidelines, and for any questions about your homeowner dues and assessments.

HOA Property or Extreme Weather 24/7 *Emergencies Only* contact IKO at 301-924-4050 and Press '6'. As a backup, please note IKO's after-hours emergency line 1-888-320-0326. Calls to emergency line during business hours are referred back to IKO.
 
Always Call 911 for Police and Fire Matters.

Architectural Control

As a new homeowner, you may already have some ideas on how you’d like to improve your property. Each of us has our own vision of how our “castle” should look. The Architectural Committee helps neighbors understand how long-standing community rules help support and increase the value of all our properties by adhering to a common set of consensus “rules of the road.” Its function is to evaluate the plans for all exterior landscaping, repairs and remodeling (such as painting, decks, fences, trees and bushes, replacement roofs, etc.) to ensure compliance with all covenants, restrictions and guidelines. Modifications to the exterior of your home and property must be submitted to the Architectural Control Committee for approval before any work begins. If work is started without prior approval, the homeowner may be required to alter or remove the changes. Please reference this page for additional information.
 

Community Web Groups/ Social Media

Saybrooke residents maintain and operate private Facebook and NextDoor groups. While these pages are not officially connected to the HOA, they can be a useful source of information and interaction with neighbors.

Recycling, Bulk Trash Pickup, Transfer Station

RECYCLING - Recycling is serviced through the City of Gaithersburg. Recycling pickups are Monday. Items such as newspapers, cans, bottles and yard waste should be set out for recycling. Recycling will only be picked up if placed in city provided containers. Requests for containers or information should be made to the Gaithersburg Department of Public Works.
Recycling is not collected on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Any collection day that falls on these holidays will shift to the previous Saturday.  Recycling IS collected on all other holidays.
 
BULK TRASH PICKUP - The City of Gaithersburg offers on-demand bulk trash pickup on your regularly scheduled recycling day. Requests must be made in advance through the city website.
 
COUNTY TRANSFER STATION (DUMP) (16101 Frederick Rd, Derwood, MD 20855) – In addition to HOA-included trash pick up and city recycling, county residents are able to bring refuse to the Montgomery County Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center, see the county Department of Environmental Protection website for details.

Community Services: HOA Fees, Trash Pickup, Snow Removal

HOA Fees - Fees are $220.26 per quarter (or $881 annually) and due on the 1st day of January, April, July, and October.
 
TRASH - As of 2020, the trash removal service is included with your HOA dues. Trash pick up occurs on Wednesday between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Two (2) 64-gallon containers (or equivalent of household trash cans) will be accepted at each collection. Trash in loose bags or overflowing cans will not be accepted.

Trash is not collected on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any collection day that falls on these holidays will slide to the next business day.  Trash IS collected on all other holidays.
 
SNOW REMOVAL - While the City of Gaithersburg is responsible for plowing streets, the HOA contracts to have community sidewalks and paths cleared AFTER a snow event. By City law, homeowners must clear sidewalks in front of their home within 12 hours of a snow event's completion.

Community Amenities: Pool, Tot Lot, Tennis/Pickelball Courts, Green spaces

POOL – The community pool typically operates starting Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Pool applications can be found on the Saybrooke website, along with required release forms, updated rules/policies, and current operational hours. The pool house offers Wi-Fi, picnic tables and grills, changing rooms, restroom, and shower facilities.
 
TOT LOT – The Tot Lot is surrounded by Grange Hall Drive with access paths from Stationhouse Ct, Red Granite Ct, and Library Ct. The mulched lot includes swing sets, a playground and a grass field with benches along the perimeter.
 
TENNIS/PICKLEBALL COURT – Our community maintains two asphalt tennis courts conveniently located adjacent to the community pool along Saybrooke Oaks Blvd. They have been recently resurfaced and are lined for singles & doubles play along with marking for Pickleball. Keys can be requested from IKO Community Management. Lessons and leagues are often formed and offered by fellow residents.
 
SAYBROOKE GREEN/GAZEBO/POND – Throughout the community you will find walking paths that lead to various green spaces where residents can relax and enjoy Saybrooke’s idyllic surroundings. The map on the community webpage will help new owners locate the various common areas.

Police/Fire/Hospitals

POLICE/FIRE - The City of Gaithersburg maintains its own police department for response within city limits, outside those limits law enforcement, fire, and ambulatory services are provided by Montgomery County. Police non-emergency calls can be directed to 301-279-8000.
In Emergencies, Always Call 911 for Police and Fire Matters.
 
 
HOSPITALS - There are numerous medical centers and urgent care clinics in the immediate area (some of which are 24/7 emergency clinics), but there are two main hospitals within 15 minutes of Saybrooke.

Post Office

There are two nearby locations:
  • Gaithersburg Post Office, 21 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Washington Grove Post Office, 111 Washington Grove Ln, Washington Grove, MD 20880

Grocery & Bulk Membership Stores

GROCERY - Local grocery chains include Giant Foods, Safeway, Weis, Aldi, and Lidl.
  • Giant (Flower Hill) - 18250 Flower Hill Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • ALDI - 19150 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20886
  • LIDL - 19225 Montgomery Village Ave, Montgomery Village, MD 20886
 
BULK MEMBERSHIP STORES - Gaithersburg is home to both a Costco and Sam’s Club bulk Membership Stores.
  • Costco - 880 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
  • Sam’s Club - 610 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Schools & Recreation

SCHOOLS - Official school assignments should be determined using the MCPS School Enrollment Tool on www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org. Schools below represent the most likely assignment for Saybrooke residents, separated out by housing cluster.
 
Saybrooke Square:
All other clusters:
RECREATION - Both the City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County run exceptional recreational facilities. A quick visit to their respective websites will provide information on facilities, events, and activities in the local area. As residents of both localities, Saybrooke residents will often receive a discounted rate at city/county activities or events. Examples include the Gaithersburg Aquatic Center/Water Park, local parks & trails, minigolf, youth sports leagues, summer camps, Olde Town Youth Center, and local cultural events. Some facilities are even available for rent.

Motor Vehicle Administration & Public Transportation

MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION - Visit the MVA website for appointments, self-service options and additional information.
  • MVA Gaithersburg (Full Service, 24hr self-serve VEIP) - 15 Metropolitan Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • MVA Walnut Hill (Full Service) - 16520 S Westland Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • MDOT-MVA VEIP (WEST) - 15910 Chieftain Ave, Rockville, MD 20855
 
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Saybrooke residents have access to numerous modes of public transportation including Metro, MARC (Commuter Rail), and Bus.
  • WMATA Metro (DC Subway) – The Shady Grove Metro Station, the western end of the Red Line, is located ~8 minutes south of Saybrooke.
  • MARC Stations (Brunswick Line) – The Gaithersburg, Washington Grove, and Metropolitan Grove MARC stations are all close by and feature free parking options nearby. Note that trains run southbound in the morning and return northbound in the evening.
  • Bus – RideOn Route 61 and 65 buses run past both sides of the Saybrooke community. RideOn buses use the same SmarTrip cards as WMATA buses and metro rail for fare collection.

Local Utilities

For more accurate information visit utility websites directly. Note that in Maryland you are able to shop for energy suppliers but must contact the utilities below for distribution.

Storage Units

Need to store extra items while unpacking? Need a little storage space till the new house is settled? The companies below are close by and provide various units and storage options.
  • Public Storage
  • Life Storage
  • U-Haul Moving and Storage Supplies
  • CubeSmart Self Storage
We know that as you explore Saybrooke you will find it to be a community filled with friendly neighbors eager to welcome you. Please contact IKO or the HOA with any additional questions. Congratulations on your new home!