All About the Riviera of Chevy Chase -By the Bethesda Condo Queen

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253


4242 East West Highway

Chevy Chase, MD 20815



The Riviera is perfect if you are a first-time homebuyer with a limited budget.  The Riviera is fabulous if you are ready to downsize from your big family house! The Riviera is fantastic if you want to celebrate your status as an empty nester in an affordable condo in Chevy Chase!  The Riviera is wonderful if you want to embrace a walkable lifestyle and quit driving everywhere.  Imagine how great if would be to spend your weekends travelling to museums and wineries instead of spending your Saturdays cutting the grass and cleaning the gutters.  Bethesda and Chevy Chase have lots of condos to choose from but many of them are very expensive.  The Riviera offers lots of room and a friendly front desk, plus amenities like a party room, spa and pool, all for a lower price than most other condos. The Riviera also has gas cooking, which is vry important to many people!   Find condos for sale which are similar to the Riviera right here.


Get the value of your Bethesda or Chevy Chase home or condo in today's market so that you can start planning your move to a stylish condo.

Are you looking for a convenient location and a view of trees from your balcony? Do you want to leave your car in the garage and walk everywhere? Are you moving to Chevy Chase to work at the new Marriott Headquarters or Walter Reed? 

Don't like to cook? Bethesda has more restaurants for you to try than you have weeks in the year. Then you can bike or walk the Capital Crescent Trail which runs from Bethesda Md to Georgetown in Washington DC.  If this sounds like what you are looking for, then you should start and end your search at The Riviera of Chevy Chase Condominiums

The Riviera Units are Open and Contemporary 

You have lots of choices in Chevy Chase for condos.  Why pick the Riviera? Its location on East West Highway is one great reason. The Riviera is solidly built, dating to 1966, so you will enjoy lots of peace and quiet there.  You will love sitting on your balcony overlooking tall trees. There are no other tall buildings nearby so you have exceptionally good views from the rooms and balconies at the Riviera.


The Riviera Condos Offer Lots of Amenities


Simplify your budget ... all utilities: gas, electric, water, and trash are included in the condo fee.  Enjoy cooking your meals on a gas range.  The Riviera is a meticulously maintained building with modern decor and a 24-hour concierge desk with a friendly staff that welcomes you with a smile. Check for Uber times, weather, and your packages on the lobby monitor. Leave your car in your dedicated underground garage space and park your bike in the underground garage. Invite your book club to the party room, get some exercise in the fitness center, or relax on the rooftop sun deck or enjoy the pool. There are common laundry facilities because the Riviera does not have washers and dryers in the units.   With a fantastic location in Chevy Chase / Bethesda, you can walk to Bethesda for shopping, dining, and movies.  The Riviera is only 3 blocks to Bethesda metro for easy commuting around the DC Metro Area.  To see what is for sale at the Riviera now, if there is anything on the market, just click here. 




If you are someone who does not feel comfortable with a close encounter with a large dog in the elevator, then you will love the no pet policy of the Riviera. 


Condo Fee at the Riviera

Simply put, the condo fees at the Riviera are higher than some other buildings with fewer amenities.  After all - you get what you pay for!  And you can skip the gym membership when you live at the Riviera! In July 2021, the studio condos with less than 370 square feet run $693 a month for their condo fees while the larger units, such as a one bedroom with 859 square feet has a condo fee of $1031.


Living in Bethesda/Chevy Chase Md

Just outside the Riviera you will find everything you need!  Are you a movie buff? No problem - Bethesda Row offers the multiplex approach for independent films.  Don't like to cook? Bethesda has been named the town with more restaurants per capita than any other town in the United States. Whether you want to go to Nando Nando Peri for grilled chicken or the Mussel Bar for Belgian beer, there is a restaurant to match your taste buds!

When you do want to stay in and cook, the ingredients for your gourmet meal can come from Trader Joe's just a few blocks away on Wisconsin Avenue or the Giant on Arlington Road.  Your favorite pet will never go hungry! There is a Pet Smart on Wisconsin Avenue across from Trader Joe's! 

Shopping? No problem! From the makeup at Blue Mercury with its great collection of Laura Mercier and Bobby Brown to the men's collection at Bonobo's, there is something for everyone! North Face and LuluLemon  also have stores on Bethesda Avenue.  Don't miss the competition between Georgetown Cupcakes and Fancy Cakes by Leslie for the best cupcake in Bethesda.

If all this talk of food and shopping makes you long for an active lifestyle, never fear! Of course there is the gym in the building but if you want more you can choose from several gyms nearby!  There is a 35,000 square foot Washington Sports Club at 6528 Wisconsin Avenue. The Sport and Health Club is close by at 4400 Montgomery Avenue, and Equinox is just a few blocks away at 4905 Elm Street, in the heart of downtown Bethesda.  Soul Cycle is another gym in downtown Bethesda that shouldn't be missed. The Capital Crescent Trail is nearby in case you want to walk, bike or rollerblade to Georgetown and back! Your dog will love a good run along the trail too!

Major employers in Bethesda include Marriott, the Walter Reed Medical Center, The National Institues of Health, Capitalone Bank, Lockheed Martin, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Riviera is close to not only the Red Line Metro and the new purple line but also the Beltway and I-270, so that you can always get around the metro area from here. 

The Riviera in Chevy Chase, MD is a great place to call home. You will not be disappointed if you are lucky enough to call this home! You can find condos for sale at the Riviera  (if there are any available today) as well as all available condos for sale in Chevy Chase  on my website.  If you would rather live in Bethesda, here are all the available condos for sale there!


Where do the children go to school from the Riviera? 

Where do the children go to school when they live at the Riviera? The Riviera is part of the Bethesda ES, Westland MS, Bethesda Chevy Chase HS cluster.  In fact, BCC High School is almost directly across the street.  Nearby private schools include Holton Arms, Landon, Georgetown Prep, and Stone Ridge.  If you would like more information about the schools that serve the Riviera, just click here.




There are several sizes of condos at the Riviera.  Here are a few samples of floorplans.

495 square foot studio

One bedroom with den or walkin closet. 




From mid September 2019 to mid February 2020, there were five sales at the Riviera.  Sales ranged from $135,000 for a one bedroom one bath with 741 square feet to $250,000 for a two bedroom, one and a half bath unit with 1120 square feet. Two homes are on the market in February 2020.  One is a one bedroom one bath 710 square foot unit for $210,000 and a studio condo for $139,000 with 592 square feet.

In the first half of 2021, eight homes sold at the Riviera.  Three were studios with 261 square feet which each sold for $97,000.  There is a similar unit listed now for $95,000.  The most expensive unit that sold at the Riviera in the first half of 2021 (June 2021) was a 1149 square foot two bedroom two bath condo with one parking space which sold for $245,000 with a monthly fee of $995.  A 624 square foot one bedroom sold for $165,000 in January 2021.  At present there are eight condos for sale at the Riviera. 

What is the Value of Your Chevy Chase Condo?

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 data. We would love to do a free comparative market analysis of your home or condo in Bethesda or Chevy Chase and let you know what you can expect. Our valuation is based on up to the moment 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.

Just give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at  Whether you are buying or selling, put the Bethesda Condo Queen to work for you!

Comments (8)

James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

Our condos or townhomes are difficult if not downright impossible to sell.  Wish it wasn't that way

Jul 05, 2021 12:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise... sounds like the Riviera is perfect for just about anyone... except maybe those of us who are pet parents!

Jul 05, 2021 04:32 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The Bethesda Condo Queen definitely knows all about the Riviera of Chevy Chase and if you want to know more, you should reach out to her!

Jul 05, 2021 05:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lise. Sounds wonderful ecept for the lack of in unit wasjhers and dryers. Then again the number of  restaurants are very enticing. Enjoy your day.

Jul 05, 2021 05:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - this is an extensive look at The Riviera of Chevy Chase condominium complex in Bethesda Maryland.  It is interesting how its appeal can be for first-time buyers as well as those looking to make a move and "right size" from larger living situations.  Another good overview.  

Jul 05, 2021 07:44 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise and thanks for the information on The Riviera of Chevy Chase.  Hope you had a great 4th!

Jul 05, 2021 07:56 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It sounds like The Riviera of Chevy Chase would be a great choice for many buyers looking for a new place to call home. 

Jul 15, 2021 08:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, valuable information on the Riviera of Chevy Chase, and sounds like a great option for many buyers.

Jul 23, 2021 08:04 AM