All ABOUT WEST LAKE PARK CONDOMINUM by the BETHESDA CONDO QUEEN

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WELCOME TO WESTLAKE PARK CONDOMINIUMS

Bethesda MD 20817

Do you want to move to a condo in Bethesda? Find homes for sale or rent at West Lake Park Condos  near the Westfield Montgomery Mall.  Since  West Lake Park is a small community near Montgomery Mall, I-270 and the Beltway there may not be any homes for sale at the moment – but check back again if this is where you want to live or give the Lise Howe Group a call and lets talk about your wants, needs, and dreams.

Why Choose West Lake Park Condos?

Do you want a friendly community near the green space of Cabin John Park with a beautiful lake in your back yard, 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 West Lake Park, 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.  There is a pool and tennis court and lots of parking.

FLOORPLANS AT WEST LAKE PARK CONDOS

 Here is a sample two bedroom two bath floorplan for West Lake Park.  The two bedroom two bath condos are very spacious with nearly 1250 square feet of living space.  The one bedroom one bath condos are 900 square feet.  Clearly these are spacious homes with large windows overlooking green space!

What is Near West Lake Park Condos

West Lake Park Condos  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 there.

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! West Lake Park 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

 

WHY CHOOSE BETHESDA PARK

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 condos for sale in West Lake Park (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20817 zipcode on my website, www.thelisehowegroup.com. West Lake Park 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!  Here are all the condos for sale in the 20817 zip code.

CONDO FEES AT WEST LAKE PARK

In the fall of 2019, the condo fee for a two bedroom two bath condo of approximately 1250 square feet is $628.00 monthly. The condo fee for a 900 square foot one bedroom one bath condo is $415.00 a month. That fee includes exterior maintenance, access to the lake, storage bins, pool, tennis, master insurance and grounds maintenance. 

 

PET POLICY AT WEST LAKE PARK

If you want to bring your four legged best friend to your new home, then West Lake Park condos 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 Lise@lisehowe.com.

Where to the Kids go to SCHOOL?

West Lake Park 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!

 

LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME?

Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at West Lake Park 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  lise@lisehowe.com. Too impatient to call? Start your search right here for all the homes listed in the DC area. Remember - Realtor.com, 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 www.thelisehowegroup.com are always up to date. Here are all the condos for sale in the 20817 zip code.

SELLING YOUR HOME AT WEST LAKE PARK

If you have a home to sell at West Lake Park, 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 lise@lisehowe.com to receive a market evaluation of your home at West Lake Park.  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.

Some days you may feel like the market is enough to make your head spin!  Is the market up or is the market down? Is it a buyer market or a seller market? 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 comparative 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 lise@lisehowe.com.

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Will Hamm
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Lise , You are getting to be the Realtor to go to for all condos and more in the D.C. area.  Keep it up!

 

Oct 13, 2019 10:08 AM #1
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James Dray
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Morning Lise.

A follow up to the question I had a day or so ago.  How many condos are on the market in your area? Ours had dropped to 32 for a four county area

Oct 14, 2019 02:44 AM #2
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Brian England
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I always enjoy hearing about West Lake Park Condominiums from the Bethesda Condo Queen!

Oct 14, 2019 07:58 AM #3
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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James Dray - Great question - at the moment there are 79 condos for sale in Bethesda alone..

Oct 14, 2019 07:16 PM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Families on the move will certainly appreciate your local community reports.

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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OH my goodness, Lise, you ARE certainly the Bethesda Condo Queen! What a wonderful summary of West Lake Park Condominiums in Bethesday. As I said before, I love that you're including the pet policies for your complexes. That's a truly novel idea!

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