The real estate market in Montomery County's Gwynedd Valley is strong, with median home listings at $890,000 and median closings at $858,000. These three homes range from $650,000 to $827,700 and include spacious yards and views.

905 Forest Drive
Monthly taxes: $699
Tell me all about it: This five-bedroom home is situated on 1.4 acres and is conveniently within walking distance to the Gwynedd Valley train station. We love the family room, which features radiant heat, a fireplace, and views of the Trewellyn Creek. Plus, the attic and the basement are just waiting for the right owner to come along and remodel them to add even more livable space.

1425 Township Line Road
Monthly taxes: $774
Tell me all about it: We love the sun room in this five-bedroom home, which offers plenty of light but also views of the wooded lot on which this home is set. The property includes lots of custom-built details such as baseboards and crown molding, as well as shelving and storage areas. In addition to the sun room, there's also a lovely screened-in porch. Bonus: Among the multiple built-in cabinets throughout the home is a darling hideaway bar!

1064 Gypsy Road
Monthly taxes: $737
Tell me all about it: Among the elements of this home we appreciate most are all the recent improvements: There's a newer roof and gutters, new carpeting, newly refinished hardwoods in the dining room, new chimneys, new exterior trim, and a new water heater. That adds up to a lot fewer worries for new owners. The master bedroom in this five-bedroom home also features dual closets and a private deck with views of the valley.