The Kenwood Condos on River Road Bethesda

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

The Kenwood at 5101 River Road in Bethesda MD 20816

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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! 

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.  Chris Cooper, one of the front desk people, has worked at the Kenwood for 11 years.  That says a lot of the type of people who 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! 

Prices at the Kenwood 

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. 

In late 2021, prices have ranged from $246,000 for a one bedroom with 1040 square feet that closed in November 2021 to a two bedroom two bath unit with 1360 square feet that sold in earlier 2021 for $495,000 and a 1467 square foot unit that sold for $511,000 in July 2021.  Other recent sales include a 1073 square foot unit sold for $260,000 also in November.   A two bedroom two bath unit with 1336 square feet closed in June 2021 for $315000 while another of the same size sold for $356,700 in July 2021.  A unit with 1467 square feet sold for $420,000 in September 2021. 

To see other condos currently for sale at the Kenwood just click here.

Condo Fees at the Kenwood

Condo fees include all utilities, a great front desk, exercise room, party facilities, a pool, sauna, and security.  A home with 1040 square feet and one bedroom had a condo fee of $840 in 2021.   A 1336 square foot two bedroom condo had a condo fee of $1006 in 2021.    A condo with 1447 square feet had a condo fee of $1153 during the same time period. 

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.  In addition to the Whole Foods, you can have a pizza dinner at Ledo's and finish it off with a trip to the Sarah's Handmade Ice cream or pick up bagels at Georgetown Bagels.   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 are a carryout Chinese restaurant and Ledo's Pizza within a five block radius. 

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. 

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


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Comments (9)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - it's interesting(to me at least) that you mention the staff at The Kenwood condos in Bethesda Maryland.  They have the ability to transform the appeal of a building.  That difference can be quite memorable.  

Nov 27, 2021 08:48 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Lise,

I think that like Michael Jacobs pointed out that the staff matters more than amenities at times. A

Nov 27, 2021 08:50 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bethesda  is a very nice area and having easy access to the center of DC also helps commuters with the Metro.  A 2 level condo would also offer all types of options with that space

Nov 27, 2021 10:04 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Michael Jacobs = there are some buildings here that are staffed by people who are so unpleasant it is unconceivable that anyone will live there!  These people are really helpful and pleasant! 

Nov 27, 2021 01:21 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - thanks for the kind words as always - this building is blessed with pleasant people at the front desk - and you are right - it makes a huge difference! 

Nov 27, 2021 01:22 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Ed Silva = Happy belated thanksgiving - Thanks for stopping by and commenting - I hope you are staying warm this weekend! 

Nov 27, 2021 01:23 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

The Bethesda Condo Queen certainly knows what is going on at Kenwood Condos, you should give her a call.

Nov 28, 2021 04:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise... a great report on the Kenwood condos... one thing we don't seem to have here in Charlotte is condos with square footage over 2,000.

Nov 28, 2021 07:12 AM