City Commons of Bethesda - Affordable condos in the heart of Bethesda

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City Commons of Bethesda is a distinctive condo community with its stucco exteriors that remind one of the US Southwest.  They are affordable and in a great location at 8900 to 8934 Battery Place Bethesda Md 20814!  If you are looking for an affordable Bethesda Md condo that lets you decide if you are going to walk, drive, or bike today, you should check out the City Commons of Bethesda.  Located just off Old Georgetown Road near the Bethesda Rescue these stylish condominiums are just a short walk to the Bethesda Metro and the NIH/Bethesda metro stops (Red line).

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City Commons of Bethesda was built in 1985.  It is a small community of 35 one and two story piggy back townhouse style condos.   The stucco exteriors are unique in Bethesda, giving the community a Mediterranean or southwestern feel.  The units range from a 600 square foot one bedroom condo (on one level) to a 1334 square foot 2 bedroom 2 and a half bath condo on two levels. In 2019 a two bedroom one and a half bath unit sold for $390,000. In 2020  a two bedroom two and a half bath unit sold for $510,000.


In November 2021, there is a one bedroom one bath condo on the market for $269,999, which is definitely affordable!  This is also a great investment opportunity and it has been updated with a shiny white kitchen, gleaming hardwood floors and a stackable washer and dryer in the unit.  No other units have been listed for sale in 2021 because this is such a small community! 


The units have either a small patio outside the front door if they are lower level units or a balcony if they are upper level units.  There is ample assigned parking, although it is uncovered, in front of the units. Extra amenities include fireplaces and washers and dryers in each unit.  See what is available, if anything, at City Commons by clicking here.  Since it is such a small community, there are not always homes on the market - and then you should call the Lise Howe Group to see what may be coming on the market. 


The good news is that pets are allowed at City Commons.  You don't have long hallways to get in and out of your building - all you have to do is open your front door and go up or down a few steps.  As the fur baby mother of an older dog, I can't imagine living in a high rise building.  There were nights when we went out two or three or four times. A condo community like City Commons would have a lot to offer to a pet owner!   The community is very pet friendly, with no size restriction.  Since there are no elevators to deal with here, your pet will love it too!  You just grab a leash and head out the front door! 



City Commons is such a small community that you won’t find a fitness center or a community pool here – but honestly, with all of Bethesda just five blocks away, who needs it?  Condo fees at City Commons fall in the mid range of condo fees in Bethesda.  For example, the condo fee for a 2 bedroom 1.5 bath unit with 1050 square feet is $510 in 2020.  The wonderful thing is that the condo fee for a similarly sized unit in 2015 was $510 too!   The condo fee in 2021 has gone up however.  The fee for a one bedroom one bath, 681 square foot condo was $535.  Doesn't that sound like the kind of community in which you want to live?  The condo fee covers snow removal, parking, exterior maintenance, master insurance, and lawn care.  Utilities, including electricity, water and sewer, are separately metered.  



City Commons of Bethesda is different from other condos in Bethesda on Battery Lane.  It is the only one on the northern side of Bethesda that is not a high rise.  Instead, it truly is townhouse living on a smaller scale. As such, it offers access to the outdoors on your balcony or patio and just by being able to walk out your front door and into the sunshine.  No elevators or long corridors here! But it still is so close to everything that is Bethesda.  See all the available Condos For Sale at City Commons of Bethesda Condos  

If there are not any condos for sale at City Commons, then you should check out the other condos for sale in the 20814 zip code. Located on the northern side of downtown Bethesda, great restaurants like Duck, Duck, Goose and simple ones like Chipotle are just a few blocks away. The nearest grocery stores are the Giant on Arlington Road and the Harris Teeter at the intersection of Battery and Wisconsin Avenue near NIH.

There is lots to do near City Commons of Bethesda.  It is a short walk to the Bethesda metro and the NIH metro.  There is a park on Battery with tennis courts.  You are just a short walk to the Woodmont Triangle area with all its unique shops and restaurants.  The chain restaurants and big stores are not here.  Instead you have Bethesda Chocolates, unique Indian restaurants, the Tasty Diner and a War Memorial.   This is where the new Marriott headquarters is located and it is a short walk to NIH and Walter Reed. 


City Commons of Bethesda Condominiums are located in the Bethesda--Chevy Chase Cluster of the Montgomery County public schools. Students who live in the City Commons of Bethesda condos will attend Bethesda Elementary, Westland Middle School, and Bethesda--Chevy Chase High School. Remember that the BCC high school is host to the International Baccalaureate program, which is very popular.  Nearby private schools include Alef Bet Montessori, Bethesda Community School, Landon School for Boys, Stone Ridge and Georgetown Prep. .  



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 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.

Comments (11)

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

Good morning Lise. Unique look, great location makes this community a definte consideration. Enjoy your day.

Nov 11, 2021 05:06 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

Bethesda is a wonderful location, near DC.  We visited frequently while I served in the US Army back in the 70's.  Enjoy your Veterans Day, and make sure you thanks a VETERAN today.  thanks again for the post.  Bill US Army 1975 


Nov 11, 2021 05:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Lise - you are the condo queen and thank you for your presentation on Tuesday.

Nov 11, 2021 05:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lise... I'll be the first to say I'm surprised to see condos priced below $300,000 in Bethesda... that being said, the monthly fees would be considered exorbitant here in the Charlotte area. Once they go over $250 a month buyers start shying away.

Nov 11, 2021 05:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - the City Commons of Bethesda condo complex has an appearance that provides a distinctive look that I wouldn't typically associate with your area but is quite familiar to me.  The term "affordable" always grabs attention and, of course, is subject to much interpretation as we know in this part of the country too.    It looks as if this community would be a popular choice although the number of units there likely makes turnover a bit rare.  

Nov 11, 2021 05:52 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, love that entry with the first photo, great looking building, and lots of valuable infomation for potential condo buyers.

Nov 11, 2021 07:02 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Those are some nice looking condos Lise Howe and they certainly do have the "Southwest" look.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 11, 2021 04:42 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lise- I like the looks of these!!! When I staged my first condo in Florida, I knew that I could never live in the high rise condos with the long dormitory-style hallways. But with City Commons in Bethesda, you wouldn't have that!

Nov 11, 2021 06:01 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Lise,  Thank you for sharing the information on the City Commons of Bethesda Condos and the surrounding area.  Looks and sounds like a fantastic area to live in.  Wishing you continued success.

Nov 11, 2021 06:45 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


This building, City Commons in Bethesday looks friendly and easy to live.  Wishing you all the best.  A

Nov 11, 2021 06:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will appreciate your excellent local community reports.

Nov 20, 2021 07:40 AM