All About Chelsea Tower by Lise Howe, the Bethesda Condo Queen

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253


7401 Westlake Terrace,

Bethesda MD 20817


There are lots of reasons to choose Chelsea Tower as your new home. The properties are very reasonably priced - less than $200,000 for a one bedroom condo in the fall of 2019 and the building is close to Walter Reed Medical Center and the new Marriott Headquarters. There are lots of amenities including a swimming pool and it provides easy access to Dulles Airport. Good news!  Chelsea Tower is FHA Approved!  

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Located at 7401 Westlake Terrace, Bethesda MD, the Chelsea Tower Condominium is across the street from the Westlake Towers Condominium and within three blocks of Montgomery Mall. These condominiums are well priced and the condo fees cover all utilities.

The building is just a short walk to Montgomery Mall and the large food court and movie theaters. The building also provides very easy access to I-270 and the Beltway.  Happily, traffic noise is virtually non-existent! 

Chelsea Tower Condo Choices

The Chelsea Tower Condominium is a high rise building just minutes to I270 & I495. Built in 1983 it has 238 units,  from one bedroom one bath condos with 841 square feet to 882 square feet. The two bedroom two bath condos are approximately 1100 square feet in size, and then there are three bedroom two bath condos that are approximately 1300 square feet in size. Unlike the upscale buildings in downtown Bethesda, Chelsea Towers represents a real value in terms of price per square foot. An 800 square foot 1 bedr 1 bath condo will sell for less than $200,000 but with a condo fee around $450 a month.  It is possible to buy a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in the lower 200,000s, but the condo fee will be in the $500s.  A large three bedroom two bath condo might run  into the mid $300s with a condo fee around $650.  The condo fees - which are still less than downtown Bethesda fees- have kept the price of the condos lower than one might expect for the square footage. Check out all the properties currently available.

 Chelsea Tower Fees and Amenities

The Chelsea Tower condo fees fall into the mid range of condo fees in Bethesda (particularly for this price range), but the square footage for the units is very large.  For example, the condo fee for a 1300 square foot 3 bedroom 2bath unit is approximately $650 a month. Another unit that was approximately 850 square feet had a condo fee just slightly more than $450.  Sadly, the condo community does not allow pets.

The condo provides an outdoor pool, tennis courts, all exterior maintenance, party room, sauna and exercise room.  There is underground parking for residents, lots of surface outside parking, and storage units with many of the condos.  

Chelsea Tower is located on a quiet street which ends at a charming little lake. The high rise and its property are surrounded by Cabin John Park, one of Montgomery County’s largest parks. 



The Chelsea Tower is a high rise on the edge of Bethesda with spectacular views of Cabin John Park! With Montgomery Mall (Westfield Mall) just a few blocks away, residents love being able to walk to Nordstroms and all the smaller shops like Abercrombie or Apple that you will find at the mall.  Restaurants are there too – California Pizza Kitchen, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Cava Mezze Grille, a newly renovated and enlarged food court, and the upscale movie complex, ArcLight. DSW is just a few blocks away at Old Georgetown and Democracy.   See all the available condos for sale at Chelsea Tower. 

Please don't miss my favorite restaurant at the Wildwood Shopping Center, the Oakville Grille, on Old Georgetown Road. The nearest grocery stores are the Giant at Old Georgetown Road, and the Balducci’s in the Wildwood Shopping Center.  There also is a Giant at the Cabin John Shopping Center, about two miles away and a Harris Teeter at I-270 and Montrose. 

One of the best features of life at Chelsea Tower Condominium is its proximity to the Cabin John Regional Park.  There you will find a miniature train that runs through the woods, creating endless hours of joy for little people and their parents, a dog park, tennis courts, and one of the best ice rinks in the area.



Chelsea Tower is located in the Walter Johnson High School cluster of the Montgomery County public schools. Students that live in the Chelsea Tower condos will attend Ashburton Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School, and Walter Johnson High School.If you are looking for an excellent high school, you should definitely check out the homes at Chelsea Tower.  Walter Johnson has been rated #6 for high schools in the entire state of Maryland.

Nearby private schools include Landon School for Boys, Holton Arms, Stone Ridge, Mater Dei, and Georgetown Prep.


Not everyone loves having a conversation with a large dog in a small elevator or being greeted by the sound of a dog barking as you walk down the hall to your condo.  Some people are allergic to cat hair.  If this describes you and you are looking for a building that does not allow pets, then Chelsea Tower is a building for you.  It is pet-free unless the pet is a service animal.  For more pet-free buildings, give the Bethesda Condo Queen a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at



There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you 'estimates' for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their 'error rates'. That means they aren't correct, they are simply an estimate based on incomplete date. We are happy to do a free comparative market analysis of your home or condo in Bethesda (or anywhere else in the DC metro area) and let you know what could expect to get in today's market if you are considering selling. Our valuation is based on up to the day data for homes that have recently sold in the area. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records which can take months to update. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your Bethesda home or condo.




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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lise Howe - As they say, it's all about location! Location! Location!

This sounds like the perfect place for people who prefer to eat out and enjoy the movie theater too. As you pointed out, there's a lot to do and a lot to enjoy at Chelsea Tower Condominium! 

Lise - you're the best!!! Clients are never disappointed with you. 

Sep 29, 2019 07:58 AM #1
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Lise the Condo Queen really knows her stuff when it comes to area condos

Sep 29, 2019 01:56 PM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Lise... those do sound like reasonable prices for your area. I'd be sold on this building if for nothing else for the fact that it's pet friendly.

Sep 29, 2019 10:17 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Lise.

Well right now we have one fur baby, but I do understand why some would want a place that doesn't allow pets.

Sep 30, 2019 12:46 AM #4
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