A Few Of Our Favorite Bethesda MD Neighborhoods

Bethesda MD is the sort of place you’d feel comfortable raising a family. We have beautiful homes, scenic parks, low crime rates, and extremely walk-able communities. Yet, there are many distinctive neighborhoods to choose from. A few months ago, Bethesda Magazine listed the very best neighborhoods in Bethesda MD (and the surrounding area) to settle down into, as voted by local readers.

Edgemoor (Bethesda, MD)
Edgemoor is a nook of Bethesda MD that houses everything from well-preserved 1920s colonial manors to brand new contemporary mansions. Three-hundred homes are situated in this neighborhood, which is edged by Wilson Lane, Elm Street, Hampden Lane and Arlington Road. Less than 10 homes sell per year for $1 – $5 million in this exclusive enclave. Residents enjoy access to their own swimming pool, tennis courts and closed events. Super markets, libraries, metro stations and downtown Bethesda amenities are all located at the end of your tree-lined street. Other communities to consider near downtown Bethesda MD include: Wyngate, East Bethesda, Wood Acres, Bannockburn Estates and Battery Park.

Avenel (Potomac, MD)
Just fifteen minutes northwest of downtown Bethesda MD, you’ll find the 900-home Avenel community, which is bordered by Falls Road, Persimmon Tree Road and MacArthur Boulevard. These homes are situated on a golf course and equestrian club with stables, riding trails and white picket fences. Soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, swimming pool and tennis courts are all situated on-site as well. Essentially, you’re living in a million-dollar mansion in a country club, complete with all the maintenance personnel and on-site security you could ever want.

The Willows (Rockville, MD)
Fifteen minutes north of Besthesda MD, just off the 270 interstate, you’ll find The Willows, which prides itself on a close-knit community bordered by Glen Mill, Darnestown, Travilah and Piney Meetinghouse roads. Neighbors comprised of young professionals, families and empty-nesters frequently get together to play cards and walk the sidewalks with their dogs. You’ll find 701 colonial townhomes and single family residences in the $400,000 – $1.2 million range.

Parkwood (Kensington, MD)
Just drive 10 minutes north past Walter Reed to get to Parkwood from Bethesda MD. Residents love living in this convenient location, which is in close proximity to I-495, the National Institutes of Health, historic sections of Kensington, Rock Creek Park, and downtown Bethesda. The 783 homes range from modest $650,000 working class homes built after WWII to sprawling $1.2 million new construction estates. There is definitely a community spirit here, with block parties, yard sales and lemonade stands, residents say.

Woodside (Silver Spring, MD)
Thirteen minutes East of Bethesda MD down the 410 (E West Highway), you’ll find the 783 homes that comprise Woodside. This enclave of bungalows and colonials from the forties and fifties lies just inside Georgia Avenue, 16th Street and Spring Street. There are two homes dating to the 1890s and several Tudors and Victorians for an eclectic mix of $400,000 – $800,000 homes. Interesting architecture is what makes this community stand out, but the diverse people and natural beauty of the area are other desirable features.

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