All About Bethesda Court by the Bethesda Condo Queen, Lise Howe

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253



Arizona Circle, Bethesda MD 20817

Do you want to move to a townhome or condo in Bethesda? Find homes for sale or rent at Bethesda Court on Arizona off Democracy Boulevard near Montgomery Mall.  Since there are so few properties in Bethesda Court on Arizona this search includes other townhomes for sale or rent in the Ashburton elementary school district. 

Bethesda Court is a small community of townhouses in a cluster of tree filled courtyards built in 1985 near Montgomery Mall, I-270 and the Beltway.  Each townhouse has three levels, three bedrooms and two baths on the upper level and a half bath on the first floor.

Why Choose Bethesda Court?

Cabin John ParkDo you want a friendly community surrounded by the green space of Cabin John Park, and yet just a short walk to all that the Westfield Montgomery Mall has to offer and an easy ride to downtown Bethesda and the rest of the DC metro area?  If you want a sense of community you will love Bethesda Court, which is only 81 units. It seems particularly friendly here and you certainly will get to know your neighbors and make new friends.

Condo fees include common area maintenance, exterior building maintenance, lawn maintenance, management, master insurance policy, reserve funds, snow removal and trash removal.


Here are some sample floorplans for Bethesda Court so that you can see what it is like to live here.  Of course there will be some changes depending on where your home is and whether it is an end unit or not, but this will give you a sense of what the homes at Bethesda Court are like.

What is Near Bethesda Court

Bethesda Court is just a few blocks from Montgomery Mall (or Westfield Mall as it is now called.)  This Mall has undergone a recent transformation with the addition of a new Arclight theater and food court making it one of the nicest places to see movies in the DC area.  Other dining opportunities include a new Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom Cafe and Naples Ristorante which are not in the food court. 

If you are still hungry, look no further than the restaurants at the Wildwood Shopping Center, like Oakville Grille, Le Pain Quotidienne, and Chop't - and don't forget the new Pike and Rose, just two miles away.  This blog would be too long if I included all the new shops and restaurants going in of Bethesda Court

You can't always eat out though and occasionally you need a grocery store!  The Giant at Democracy and Old Georgetown is there for staples (although it could certainly be updated!) and Balducci's is across the street for all the gourmet items and wine you could ever want.

Enough about food! Bethesda Court is just at the edge of Cabin John Regional Park, one of Montgomery County's biggest and best combinations of nature, sports and recreation. The park encompasses athletic fields, including the beautiful Shirley Povich Field; a full-service ice-skating rink; indoor and outdoor tennis courts; and many picnic areas, trails and camp sites. Kids of all ages can enjoy summer ball games and the miniature train that runs through the park. Many of the facilities are wheelchair accessible. From nature programs and hiking to playgrounds, sports and baseball - Cabin John has something for everyone


Not every family commutes in the same direction. Partners may work in Virginia and upper Montgomery County. Some family members may head off to College Park for classes while others are driving to Leesburg or flying out of Dulles.  Being tucked into a quiet subdivision twenty minutes from the nearest commuting road just doesn't cut it!

Located close to the Beltway and I-270, this is the place to be for today's commuter.  You are just two minutes from the entrance to the Beltway and 270 and from there you can go north to Frederick, south to Virginia, Dulles and Leesburg, and east to Baltimore, College Park and Prince Georges County.

Getting to Walter Reed Medical Center is a breeze and doesn't even require getting on the highway! This is really a commuter's dream.

You can find townhouses for sale or rent at the Bethesda Court (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20817 zipcode on my website, Bethesda Court is the place to be for access to transportation and shopping!

If you would like new construction, be sure to check that out here. There are several choices for new townhome construction in the 20817 zip code!



If you want to bring your four legged best friend to your new home, then Bethesda Court townhomes are for you!  Surrounded by lots of green space and just a short drive to the Cabin John Park and its dog park, this is a perfect place for your four legged best friend to call home!  For more pet-friendly buildings, give the Bethesda Condo Queen a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at




Where to the Kids go to SCHOOL?

Bethesda Court is in the Walter Johnson High School Cluster.  Walter Johnson was just recognized as the 6th best high school in the entire state of Maryland.  Children living here attend Ashburton Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School, and Walter Johnson High School. Nearby private schools include Holton Arms, Landon, Primary Day and Georgetown Prep. To find out more about the local schools, just click here to see a full school report!



Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at Bethesda Court or anywhere else in the DC metro area. Whether you are moving across the country and relocating to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, or if you are simply trying to find a perfect place to call home, we can help you.  We can find you not only a great home but a good deal! Give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email the Bethesda Condo Queen at Too impatient to call? Start your search right here for all the homes listed in the DC area. Remember -, Trulia and Zillow are frequently out of date.  Don't be disappointed by falling in love with a home on those sites that sold a year ago.  Homes listed on are always up to date.


If you have a home to sell at Bethesda Court, we should definitely talk! We are always looking for homeowners who are ready to move! Please give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at to receive a market evaluation of your home at Bethesda Court.  With recent movements in the Bethesda real estate market, you may be pleasantly surprised by the value of your home. Find out Howe Real Estate Should Be when you talk with the Lise Howe Group.

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 would love to do a free comparitive market analysis of your home or condo in Bethesda (or anywhere else in the market 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.



Market Trends in 20817 Zipcode

If you want more information about the 20817 zipcode and market trends there, just click here.  The last time I looked at market trends for the 20817 zip code was in March 2016.  At that time the spring 2016 market suggested a softening of demand and an increase in inventory.  The median sold price for condos and coops in Bethesda was $299,900, representing a decrease of 6.1%  compared to February and an increase of 3.4% from March 2015. The average days on market for units sold in March was 103 days, 46% above the five year average of 71 days.

Fast forward to 2019 and the market is still in flux - as markets tend to do! In August 2019 the median sold price for condos and coops in the 20817 zip code was $328,950, representing a 20.5% increase from the previous month and a 13.4% increase from the same time in 2018.  The average days on market in August 2019 was 71 days versus the five year average of 64 days.   If you have questions about the market, please give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at





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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lise. What else can be said: "Hail to the Queen"! Enjoy your day.

Oct 08, 2019 05:21 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Wayne Martin - thanks!!!  Where did you go when you were away from us?

Oct 08, 2019 05:25 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lise Howe - another great "condo walk through."  You really are the condo queen.

Oct 08, 2019 05:59 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When it comes to information about Bethesda Court it is best to give the Condo Queen a call right away!

Oct 08, 2019 06:03 AM #4
Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Those are some nice condos and the area seems very nice with lots of things to do.  

Oct 08, 2019 06:37 AM #5
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I bow to the queen,  Lise you know your area and buyers and sellers would be wise to call you!


Oct 08, 2019 09:02 AM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Lise Howe

Your comprehensive post on Bethesda Court just shows clients that you are the expert and the one to call to get the best deal on real estate. 

Oct 08, 2019 01:33 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

Just curious, you keep talking about the Montgomery Mall.  What stores is in that place?

Oct 09, 2019 01:19 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will appreciate your local community reports.

Oct 11, 2019 05:39 AM #9
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