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Some Bethesda areas in which you might have interest include:

Wildwood Manor/Lone Oak

Wildwood Manor / Lone Oak real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.  The  median real estate price is $694,067. Demand for real estate in Wildwood Manor / Lone Oak is considerable, one reason why there is a fair amount of new construction with prices starting in the low one millions. Impressive about this community is the ratio of adults here with a graduate degree or higher!!!

Bradley Hills Grove / Bradmoor

Median real estate price being somewhere around the mid $700 thousands, Bradley Hills Grove /Bradmoor is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes. The housing supply is very tight compared to demand. Another highly educated community, it is a wealthy one as well, with many of its residents in government work, executive or managerial jobs, or the military.


Superb social calendar.  Off River Road and Wilson Lane, this area boasts a Newcomers' Dinner, a music festival, and The Spring Show, a musical satire performed annually for 50+ years! A co-op nursery school houses community events and meetings.

Battery Park

From Old Georgetown Rd to the north, Wilson Lane to the South, and Maple Ridge Road to the west, once you are in Battery Park, you are very close to downtown Bethesda.  

Burning Tree

Burning Tree, an elegant community located near Burning Tree Country Club between RiverRoad and Bradley Boulevard, is among the wealthiest neighborhoods in Bethesda. Neighborhood potluck suppers, block parties and children's activities abound in the summer. Heavily wooded with lot sizes ranging from half an acre to more than an acre. Burning Tree has architectural styles that range from smaller ramblers and colonials to multimillion-dollar mansions. 

Carderock Springs

Off River Road and the Beltway, buffered by Cabin John Regional Park, Carderock Springs celebrated its 50th anniversary in September 2012 with a party at the Carderock Springs Swim and Tennis Club, the central hub. Carderock Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its prime examples of "situated modernism"-houses that complement and blend in with the landscape. A local developer, the late Edmund Bennett, built the modest homes in the early 1960s, designed to "be of the land instead of on it."

East Bethesda

With two Red Line Metro stops, the Capital Crescent Trail and downtown Bethesda a short stroll away, this might be the most walkable neighborhood in Bethesda. Located east of Wisconsin Avenue and north of East West Highway, it features a mix of colonials, Cape Cods and other architectural styles. Teens can walk to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Annual events include a neighborhood yard sale, a Labor Day Picnic and a Halloween parade. 


Edgemoor, established in the early 1900s, is a repeat "Best Neighborhood" winner in Bethesda Magazine's "Best of Bethesda" awards for several reasons: its stately colonials, mansions and contemporaries; the easy walk to Bethesda Row, the library, grocery stores and Metro; and a ready-made social life via the Edgemoor Citizens Association and the Edgemoor Club, a private swim and tennis club. It is such a prized location that residents joke that nearby neighborhoods are "edgeless."

Glen Echo Heights

The nearly 500 houses in this community of winding tree-lined streets overlooking the Potomac River range from modest bungalows to multimillion-dollar mansions. The neighborhood is roughly bounded by MacArthur Boulevard to the west, Westpath Way to the south, Sangamore Road to the east and Dahlonega and Onondaga roads to the north. Residents can walk to the Potomac River and the C&O Canal towpath

Glenbrook Village

Tucked behind Jones Bridge Road, Glenbrook Village has smaller homes built in the 1940s, as well as dozens of new homes that are the result of a spate of teardown activity in the neighborhood in recent years. All are within walking distance to the Medical Center Metro stop at NIH and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as well as to restaurants, movies and shops along Wisconsin and Woodmont avenues.

Huntington Terrace

Characterized by narrow streets, mature trees and its proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Suburban Hospital and Walter Reed National Military Medical center, this neighborhood of roughly 300 homes is bounded by Old Georgetown and Greentree roads, and Roosevelt and Garfield streets. Many of the community's original houses from the early 1900s still stand, among them a variety of housing styles, from Cape Cods to ramblers to bungalows. Annual events include a Fourth of July parade and a Halloween party that's been held since 1975.


Springfield is a quiet, leafy, family-friendly neighborhood conveniently tucked between Massachusetts Avenue and River Road. It's close to the Beltway and walking distance to Wood Acres Elementary School, supermarkets, parks and playgrounds. Built in the '50s and '60s, the homes tend to be large ramblers and split-levels. Prices range from the high $700,000s to $2 million.


W.C. and A.N. Miller developed Sumner just north of the District Line off Sangamore Road in the late 1940s. Sumner's 470-plus colonials have been added to and updated since then, but the neighborhood retains its stately appearance and old-line reputation. An added benefit: Much of it is a short walk or bike ride away from the Capital Crescent Trail and to restaurants, a pharmacy and a Safeway in the nearby Shops at Sumner Place.


Westbrook Elementary School serves as the geographic and social center of this quiet residential neighborhood. Events hosted by the school are well-attended by residents--nearly 2,000 turn out for its annual summer carnival. Located north of Massachusetts and Western avenues, the community is characterized by tree-lined streets and tidy colonials. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to Washington, D.C., and the popular Capital Crescent Trail, which runs along the west side of the neighborhood.


Wyngate is a quaint, well-settled neighborhood dotted with 1950s colonial and Cape Cod-style homes, many of which have been updated and modernized. The popular Wyngate Elementary School is a big draw for families. Lemonade stands are common in the warm weather and Ayrlawn Park offers dog walkers a place to gather. The neighborhood is just inside the Beltway between Old Georgetown Road and Fernwood Road. 

Wood Acres

With many homes dating back to the 1940s and canopy trees lining the front yards, Wood Acres exudes a small-town charm. Neighborhood children walk to Wood Acres Elementary School, and the local Wood Acres Park boasts tennis courts, a basketball court, and several fields, and a playground that was fully renovated in 1999, with a bike-friendly "highway" that circles the park. The houses and yards tend to be small, but the neighborhood rests between Massachusetts Avenue and River Road, making this a prime location for commuters.

Pooks Hill Rd / Rockville Pike

Median real estate price in this area being in the upper $200 thousands, Pooks Hill Rd / Rockville Pike is a densely urban neighborhood.  Its real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes.. The housing supply is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Unique about this community is the number of residents living alone, perhaps because it is friendly, quiet, retiree-friendly, and also very well-educated.. It, too, has a great amount of government workers as it is very close to NIH, Walter Reed, and Uniformed Services University. It is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, a fact which  puts this neighborhood on the map as having the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America.!

Timberlawn, Cedarwood ParkNorth

An urban-type neighborhood  actually located in Rockville, Maryland, North Bethesda real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. In fact, it has one of the highest number of ‘rowhouses’ in the country. The median sales price is in the $520 thousands, thus resulting in a tight housing supply.

It is a very educated  neighborhood which actually has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99+% of the neighborhoods in America!  Accordingly, it, too, is a wealthy community. Another  retiree-friendly community, it is peaceful and quiet while also offering a diverse range of housing options.

Maplewood/Alta Vista

Priced from $600K to $1.5 million, this community has shown substantial change as reflected by the amount of new construction. In fact, there is a community called Bethesda Mews which has begun building 30 new single family homes.

Near an often-used park which features a tot lot, a soccer field, tennis and basketball courts, the neighborhood also has the YMCA Bethesda/Chevy Chase within its boundaries and a very popular Turkey Chase 10K every Thanksgiving weekend.


Some areas in Chevy Chase that might interest you:

Chevy Chase Village

Established in 1890, Chevy Chase Village has about 2,000 residents and borders the District of Columbia. One of the wealthiest communities in the United States, the Village is known for its quiet, tree-lined streets and grand, beautiful homes. There are about 700 single-family homes, including colonials and Victorians, and the community holds a winter holiday party, a Fourth of July parade, and other activities. The Village is a municipality run by its own police force. The Chevy Chase Village Hall offers classes as well as a place to host community events and private celebrations.


 The pillowy pink blooms of the cherry blossoms in Kenwood have become almost as famous as the ones at the Tidal Basin. (The hordes of tourists in Kenwood during cherry blossom time are almost as famous, too.)  The other 51 weeks of the year Kenwood, a roughly 300-home community, is known for stately mansions, its proximity to downtown Bethesda and the Capital Crescent Trail, and many social events-everything from a Halloween haunted house to a variety show written and performed by residents annually.


Somerset is tiny, with just 400 houses in a quarter of a square mile between Bethesda and Friendship Heights. The diminutive town, which was incorporated in 1906, packs a punch-it has more than 30 acres of parkland including tennis courts and a pool.  Each fall, the Somerset Elementary School "Back-to-School Classic" 8K and 2K help to raise money for the school. And with close proximity to both Bethesda and Friendship Heights, residents enjoy easy access to almost any goods or service they could want. The downside: homes there don't come cheap. There were 13 homes sold in Somerset in 2015, with an average sales price of $1.8 million! 

Town of Chevy Chase

Incorporated in 1918, the Town of Chevy Chase has about 1,030 homes and almost 3,000 people, as well as its own mayor and council.  Features include Leland Park, which boasts tennis courts, playground equipment and a community center. The Capital Crescent Trail runs along the town's perimeter, and the town's proximity to Bethesda is undoubtedly one of its main attractions. The Purple Line, a light-rail line that will run through the town, remains a major controversy. With constructions set to being in late 2016, town officials are looking for ways to mitigate the impact of the project. 

Martin's Additions

The Village of Martin's Additions, a municipality that covers only .14 square miles, was originally designed for families of the men working on the trolley line that ran down Connecticut Avenue. Many of the homes are bungalows; others are colonials. Along with 324 single-family homes, it also has a commercial strip that hosts a pharmacy, grocery store, dry cleaner, coffee shop and more.  Shepherd Park is a neighborhood gathering spot, especially on snowy winter days when kids with sleds and toboggans zip down the park's modest hill. 

Friendship Heights

 Made-up of five residential high-rise buildings comprising condominiums, rental apartments and an unassisted living facility, the Village of Friendship Heights, located on the D.C. border, has its own bus service that runs a continuous loop to the Metro and two grocery stores.  Friendship Heights is home to a Metro stop and many high-end stores, including Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue and Whole Foods. Though young people are beginning to move in, the community's median age is 47 and nearly 30 percent of its residents are 65 and over. 

Section 3

Anyone moving to this community, located north of Chevy Chase Circle and south of East West Highway, will likely need to park the moving truck outside the neighborhood, thanks to its narrow streets.  Those tree-lined streets lend to the quiet, green vibe of this upscale suburb. Residents say the neighborhood's friendliness makes up for the fact that its roughly 300 houses are often a bit smaller than those in other sections of Chevy Chase.


This community of about 800 houses-mostly brick colonials and contemporary homes-west of Rock Creek Park and south of East West Highway has the feel of a small town.  There's a row of local businesses on Brockville Road, including a grocery store, pharmacy and diner. Kids grow up riding their bikes to get ice cream at the store and playing at Candy Cane City playground in nearby Meadowbrook Park. Residents of all ages enjoy easy access to the paved, 18.6 mile Rock Creek hiker-biker trail. 

Promenade Towers Bethesda

The Promenade:  On over twenty acres of beautifully manicured landscape, the Promenade boasts resort-type amenities unparalleled in the Washington metropolitan area.... 
From an indoor pool to a multi-million dollar outdoor pool, top-notch seven tennis courts and club, newly-installed and energy-smart heating/ac units to a community garden, from a restaurant to a new market, the Promenade has it all. 
24-hour concierge, clothes cleaner, beauty shop, indoor gym, travel agency, doctors' offices:  some call it a 'city.' 
Saunas, whirlpool bath, guest quarters, card room, manned gatehouse, old-time brick barbecue pits, picnic grove .... Ride-on bus, walking path, garage parking, direct-line cab service, library, wi-fi center, aerobics classes, dance classes, walking groups, book clubs, movie nights, party room....did I say 'parties' ???? 
I have been happily residing at the Promenade for over 25 years and have been an active participant in a number of its committees. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to find out more about this wonderful community! Click here to see a list of floor plans. 
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