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     KentLakes® is an independent magazine for Kentlands, Lakelands, and the surrounding communities in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Issues are published on the seventh of each month with some of the articles published monthly and others quarterly.
     Kentlands is a neo-traditional, or new urbanist, community.  The community design is based on the concept that the most pleasant living environments were nineteenth century villages in which homes were grouped around a town center with shops, community buildings, and schools.  New urbanism has developed architectural communities going back to this design.
     Lakelands is a similar, and neighboring, community built on property which was also once owned by Otis Beal Kent.  Lakelands has its own distinct character.  Both communities are within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, and shops.

     Kentlands was built on the estate of Otis Beall Kent.  His mansion is now the cultural arts center for Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The barn, which is now the Arts Barn, houses a rich center for community theater and  artists' workspace as well as offices and a pleasant shop selling the works of local artists.  The former barn loft is now a 99-seat theater for the performing arts.  Kentlands is thought to be the largest and most successful neo-traditional project in North America.

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