All About the Elizabeth by Lise Howe, Bethesda Condo Queen

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

Find condos and coops for sale or rent like those at the ELIZABETH at 4601 Park Avenue, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Are you looking for a high rise elegant building in the heart of Friendship Heights in Chevy Chase, Maryland? Do you expect a full service building with a great 24 hour front desk? Do you like to swim in an indoor pool in your own condo building? Then you should start your condo search with the Elizabeth!  The Elizabeth Condominium is in the heart of Friendship Heights and an easy walk to everything that you might ever want!

Why Choose the Elizabeth


Life at the Elizabeth Condominiums in Chevy Chase, Maryland is simply wonderful. Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores like Whole Foods to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters, a great community center and several nearby parks. Located at 4601 N Park Avenue along with most of the other condo buildings in Friendship Heights, the Elizabeth offers a full service lifestyle, while still being one of the smaller condo buildings on the street.  The Friendship Heights Metro is just a few blocks away and provides easy access to DC and the rest of the metro area.  Parking is not a problem here with the parking garage and lots of spaces for the residents! Your pet is welcome too! And you will love the indoor pool and other amenities such as the sauna and exercise room. 


Built in 1975, the Elizabeth is a high rise building of eighteen floors and approximately 363 units in total, including several commercial properties.

The 01 tier is very spacious with 1086 square feet of space and one bedroom and one and a half baths. The 02 tier is still a one bedroom but with a bath and a half and nearly 1000 square feet of space. The 03 tier and 04 tier are  two bedroom one and a half bath unit with approximately 1150 square feet. The smallest coops at the Elizabeth are a spacious 708 square feet for the one bedroom one bath units, found in 05 East tier.  Larger one bedrooms in the 10, 12 and 15 tiers are 860-950 square feet of space. If you want large – then you should look for the 08 tier with 1650 feet of living space and three bedrooms and three full baths. Whatever your needs for space, there is a floor plan for you at the Elizabeth.

Pets at the Elizabeth


Unlike some of its neighbors, the Elizabeth is pet friendly and there are nearby parks to walk in with your dog. In addition, the Capital Crescent Trail is a short stroll from the Elizabeth and that Trail is a perfect place to take long walks with Fido!

Market Activity at the Elizabeth in Friendship Heights?

In the last half of 2016, prices have ranged from $267,000 for a small one bedroom in the 05 tier to $715,000 for a 2 bedroom 2 bath plus den 1748 square foot condo that was made by combining two units.  This unit featured an open kitchen with granite and stainless, renovated bathrooms, two huge master bedrooms suites plus a den and a family unit. There is an in unit washer/dryer plus extra storage and new high efficiency windows. The condo came with one garage parking space. 

In the first half of 2018, nine condos sold at the Elizabeth.  Sizes ranged from $759,000 for a three bedroom condo with over 1500 square feet and $650,000 for a two bedroom, two bath condo with nearly 1400 square feet to  $210,000 for a 993 square foot one bedroom.  In early May 2018, eight condos were on the market and three were under contract.  Click here to receive more information about the overall housing market in Chevy Chase MD.

Thirteen properties closed at the Elizabeth in the later part of 2018.  The sizes and prices ranged from $650,000 for a two bedroom two bath condo with 1423 square feet to $190,000 for a one bedroom one bath condo with 697 square feet of living space.  In February 2019 one condo had sold and there were two properties under contract and seven on the market.

By the fall of 2019, there were two one bedroom condos on the market at the Elizabeth.  One was listed for $305,000 - a 923 square foot unit on the first floor. The other one is a one bedroom on the 11th floor listed for $225,000 with 708 square feet.  The condo fee for the larger one is $909 while the smaller one has a condo fee of $951 a month.

A 708 square foot unit sold for $195,000 in May 2019 without parking, while a 967 square foot one bedroom with parking sold for $220,000 also in May 2019.  The most expensive unit to sell was a 1642 square foot condo on the 10th floor with three bedrooms and three baths plus two parking spaces that sold for $640,000.  The condo fee for this unit was $1647.00 montly.

By spring 2021, there are three homes on the market ranging from $275,000 for a one bedroom to $799,000 for a two bedroom, three bathroom unit with 2230 square feet of space.  A one bedroom one bath with 860 square feet in the 10 tier sold in late 2020 for $250,000. The condo fee for that unit is $896.  The most expensive unit sold in February 2021 for $555,000.  It was a 2 bedroom 2 bath with 1326 square feet of space and a condo fee of $1448. 

Amenities at the Elizabeth

Condo fees include gas and electric, water and sewer, common area maintenance and custodial services, exterior building maintenance, lawn maintenance, management, master insurance policy, reserve funds, trash removal, snow removal and trash removal.  There is a 24 hour front desk and controlled entry. Other amenities include the indoor pool, sauna, exercise room, beautiful lobby with piano, media room, party room and satellite TV.  There is even a shuttle that goes from your front door to the metro and shopping. 

Fees in early 2021 range from $870 for a one bedroom with 960 square feet to $1200 for a one bedroom one and a half bath with 961 square feet to $1448 for a condo with 1326 square feet of space.  Condo fees reflect the location in the building, size and whether parking is included.

The Elizabeth is pet friendly.


What is Nearby the Elizabeth - EVERYTHING!

The Elizabeth is just a few blocks from all that Friendship Heights has to offer and only a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda north along Wisconsin Avenue. Metro access is available at the Friendship Heights metro stop.

Grocery shopping is readily available at the large Whole Foods on Willard Avenue and at the Giant on Western Avenue, about a half mile away. Friendship Heights is like the Rodeo Drive of Washington with Cartier, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers all within sight of each other.

If you don’t like to cook, there are lots of restaurants from Clydes to PF Chang to Lia’s and lots more in between.

GEICO headquarters are less than a quarter mile away, and then you can also find the local Microsoft headquarters in Friendship Heights, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels, and medical and doctors' offices.

The Elizabeth is a great place to call home  If you want quiet and serenity with beautiful views from your window, this is the place to be. You can find all the condos for sale and rent at the Elizabeth right here (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20815 zipcode on my website.

The Elizabeth will wow you with its full service staff, great amenities and fantastic location!


Where do the Kids go to School?


The Elizabeth is located in an excellent school district in Montgomery County. Children living here attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. BCC High School recently completed a 94000 square foot addition for new classroom space. The new addition includes two wings that connect the existing building to enhance circulation. The design featured collaborative learning areas adjacent to classrooms and found spaces near vertical circulation for gathering, performances, and learning. A naturally lit stairway was incorporated in the new addition as well as a large dance room. The stadium and sports fields were completed in March 2019.   Nearby private schools include Washington Episcopal, Little Flower, Holton Arms, Landon and Concord Hill. 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 dream condo in Chevy Chase.  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. With a combined 35 years of real estate experience, we are very familiar with the entire DC metro area. 

Whether you dream of an estate in Potomac or a condo in Chevy Chase or a co-op in Dupont, we can help!

Do you have a home to sell?

Just give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at  We have buyers waiting for homes at the Elizabeth. Maybe one of our buyers is waiting for a home just like your condo! To find out the value of your home, just click here!

Call the Lise Howe Group to receive a confidential market evaluation of your home's current value.  Prices have been steadily appreciating over the last few years and you will probably be pleasantly surprised by the likely sale price of your home. The Lise Howe Group specializes in homes in Chevy Chase and Bethesda and we pride ourselves on our attention to every detail of the transaction so that you will have a stress free sale. We can be reached at 240-401-5577 or email us at As one of the top teams in the DC metro area we help many sellers just like you each and every week!

Comments (13)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, great presentation on The Elizabeth, and nice to see it is pet friendly!   

Mar 21, 2021 03:26 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lise, I bet the views from the upper levels of The Elizabeth are amazing.

Mar 21, 2021 04:07 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

You are definitely the queen for a reason and I will trust your expertise if I come into the area. You definitely know your stuff

Mar 21, 2021 04:47 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! Fantastic presentation, Lise! I would love living at The Elizabeth - what more can you ask for? Pets AND walkability and plenty of parking! Many walkable complexes don't have access to any amenities so, that's another plus for this one...which seems to have it all! 


You are definitely THE Bethesda Condo Queen - the one to call to buy or sell in Bethesda.

Mar 21, 2021 07:38 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - I recall you writing about The Elizabeth in Bethesda Maryland in the past.  And the condo complex has intrigued me because of your writing.  The features and amenities along with the highly desired location all combine to create a noteworthy real estate opportunity in the Washington DC area.   

Mar 21, 2021 07:40 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

I think our little town has grown so fast, I can't fathom living in a town the size of Bethesda

Mar 22, 2021 12:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise... a great presentation of The Elizabeth. Anyone who reads this would want to live there. 

Mar 22, 2021 05:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is a great look at the Elizabeth and the Bethesda Condo Queen certainly knows all about it.

Mar 22, 2021 05:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lise. Sounds like you have the Elizabeth covered inside and out. Enjoy your day.

Mar 22, 2021 05:48 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lise - this is another wonderful condo.  It looks like total luxury.

Mar 22, 2021 06:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


WOW! I love the first photo! I must say, there must have been some visionaries in 1975 when they built this condo! The photograph is gorgeous and the condo timeless! Your marketing piece is superb! As far as "high rise elegance," goes, it certainly is! I like the prices and that it's pet friendly too. Plus the name Elizabeth is like an introduction to royalty, royal treatment, and royal living!

Mar 24, 2021 03:11 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lise:

What a wonderful and informative overview of what life can be at The Elizabeth. And clearly you are the one to be in touch with regarding opportunities and making a purchase happen!


Mar 24, 2021 08:53 PM
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, JPAR Stellar Living - Bethesda, MD
REALTOR * Broker * Coach

Hail to the Queen! Great post, as always.

Mar 28, 2021 05:29 PM