All About the Kenwood at 5101 River Rd by the Bethesda Condo Queen

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

The Kenwood at 5101 River Road in Bethesda MD 20816

Find condos for sale similar to the Kenwood on River Road in Bethesda MD. 

Are you looking for easy access to Washington and the Beltway? Do you want to see trees when you look out your window? Would you like to live in a  building filled with interesting people from around the world? Is a full service building with a great front desk important to you? Then you should start your condo search with the Kenwood!  The Kenwood is even better than before now that the lobby has been redecorated and the garage completely rebuilt!  Just click here to see what is available at the Kenwood now.

Life at the Kenwood is like living with an extended family.  You get to know your neighbors - and you are glad that you do - because they are so varied and interesting.  You love how attentive and caring the staff is.  One of the front desk people has worked at the Kenwood for 11 years.  That says a lot of the type of people who live and work at the Kenwood and about how the staff feels about the owners and occupants.  

The Condos at the Kenwood Are Large and Lots Have Big Balconies

Lise Howe Group 5101 River RoadWith 311 total units on 19 floors, there are lots of options to choose from at the Kenwood. Units range from about 500 square feet to over 2600 square feet. Included in the 311 units are several commercial condos that are perfect for a doctor or small business. Built in 1980, the Kenwood offers traditional condo floorplans with enclosed kitchens, good storage, and walk in closets.  Parking is not a problem here with the newly renovated parking garage! 

In 2016, prices ranged from $214,900 for a one bedroom 1000 foot condo to $600,000 for a four bedroom four bath condo on two levels with 2720 square feet of living space and 3 parking spaces.  This condo was made by combining two condos.  

In the first three quarters on 2017, prices have ranged from $211000 for a small one bedroom with 1026 square feet to a list price of $495,000 for a property with three bedrooms and two full baths and 1467 square feet of living space.  A similarly sized condo sold for $371,500 in early September 2017. 

By 2021 prices had risen.  A one bedroom with 1017 square feet on the 19th floor sold in January for $260,000.   It had a condo fee of $781 a month.   A spectacularly remodeled unit sold in July on the 8th floor for $511,000.  It was two bedrooms, two baths with 1467 square feet and a condo fee of $1153 a month.   A two bedroom two bath on the 17th floor with 1336 square feet of space sold for $315,000 in June.  It has a condo fee of $10006. 

Amenities at the Kenwood

Condo fees include all utilities, a great front desk, exercise room, party facilities, a pool, sauna, and security, all set in beautiful green space. 

What is Nearby the Kenwood

Although the Kenwood is located on River Road at Little Falls, a very quiet area in Bethesda, the building is just a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda along the Little Falls Parkway and another mile back toward Washington and Friendship Heights. Metro access is available at both the Bethesda station and Friendship Heights. Lots of buses run up and down River Road on a frequent basis, also providing quick access to Friendship Heights and Montgomery Mall.

Grocery shopping is readily available at the Whole Foods just three blocks up River Road and at the Giant at Westbard, about a half mile away.  In addition to the Whole Foods, you can have a pizza dinner at Ledo's and finish it off with a trip to Sarah's Handmade Ice cream or pick up bagels at Georgetown Bagels.   There are lots of banks nearby, including the SunTrust and the Bank of America next door on River Road.  This whole part of Bethesda will undergo a major renovation in the next few years with Westbard becoming a small town center offering high rise condos and apartments, new restaurants and shops. I am sure that this will have a positive effect on prices at the Kenwood.

There are not many restaurants immediately nearby, but there is a  Chinese restaurant next to Ledo's. 

Geico headquarters are less than a mile away, and then in Friendship Heights is the local Microsoft headquarters, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels.  Of course, Marriott Headquarters, NIH and Walter Reed are just about a mile away in downtown Bethesda.

The Kenwood is a great place to call home. You will love living here and getting to know your very interesting neighbors. You can find condos for sale at the Kenwood (if there are any available today) as well as all available condos for sale in Bethesda on my website.

Where Do the Children Who Live Here Go to School?

The Kenwood is located in a wonderful school district in Montgomery County. Children living here attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Nearby private schools include Washington Episcopal, Little Flower, Holton Arms, Landon and Concord Hill. For all the information you need about the local schools, just click here.


Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home. 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 Dupont, we can help! Just give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at


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 condos 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!


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Comments (7)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /


I could see myself living at Kenwood. Enjoy your Thursday, make it productive.  Its Friday eve.  Thanks again for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Sep 30, 2021 06:01 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, The Kenwood is a beautiful building and you have provided lots of valuable information for potential buyers.

Sep 30, 2021 06:16 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lise - looks like prices are still afforable for such a nice location.

Sep 30, 2021 06:46 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Seems that The Kenwood in Bethesda has it all Lise. Great location, friendly atmosphere, a variety of condo sizes and amenities too!

Sep 30, 2021 06:49 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Lise,

What a comprehensive report on the Kenwood condos, you outdid yourself!  Kenwood in California is a small village in Sonoma County in Northern California.  Happy Thursday. A

Sep 30, 2021 07:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise and thanks for sharing The Kenwood in Bethesda.  You are the Condo queen I would  use.


Sep 30, 2021 07:23 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The Bethesda Condo Queen knows all about Kenwood and you shouldn't hesitate to pick up the phone and give her a call.

Oct 01, 2021 05:57 AM