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Condos for Sale in Bethesda MD - How to Choose?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

There are Condos for Sale in Bethesda in every price point with a variety of amenities.  Some are pet friendly.  Some do not allow pets while others ban smokers.  Some have pools or tennis courts - or both.  Some have garages and some have washers and dryers in the unit.  Others are two level or they have private balconies or rooftop decks.   The trick is to decide what is important to you.  Which amenities are must haves and which price point is your comfort zone.  There are no wrong choices - and it is all up to you.  You just have to decide what is important to you and then pick a realtor who knows the Bethesda condo market. 

PET FRIENDLY CONDOS

Not every building is pet friendly (although if you have an emotional support pet or a service animal the pet ban does not apply.) If you are looking for buildings that allow you to bring your pet with you, you should check out Luxberry Condos, the Gables or Bentley Place near Tuckerman, The Elizabeth in Chevy Chase, The Promenade, Kenwood Forest I and II, The Chase and The Christopher near the Bethesda metro, the Adagio, the Stonehall, Lionsgate, the Lauren, the Edgemoor and the Cheval (all new or newer buildings in Bethesda.)  Hampden Row, the three Somerset House buildings, Quarry Ridge and the new Chevy Chase Ritz buildings also are good choices if you want an upscale or luxury building.  Of course, this list is not exclusive. Other buildings in downtown Bethesda include the Darcy, Crescent Plaza and the Wellington.  We definitely need to talk! 

LAUNDRY IN UNITS

There are lots of buildings with washers and dryers in the units.  (No going downstairs or down the hall to do your wash in a common laundry.)   If you want your own washer and dryer, you should check out Luxberry Condos, the Gables or Bentley Place near Tuckerman, The Elizabeth and 4620 North Park in Chevy Chase, Crescent Plaza, The Wellington, The Chase and The Christopher near the Bethesda metro, the Adagio, the Stonehall, Lionsgate, the Lauren, the Edgemoor and the Cheval (all new or newer buildings in Bethesda.)  Hampden Row, the three Somerset House buildings, Quarry Ridge and the new Chevy Chase Ritz buildings also are good choices if you want an upscale or luxury building.  Other buildings in downtown Bethesda include Madison Park, the Darcy, Crescent Plaza and the Wellington.   Of course, this list is not exclusive.  We definitely need to talk! 

GARAGE BUILDINGS

If you are someone who loves their car (or hates shoveling snow), a garage space is important!  Kenwood Forest and the Ritz condos in Chevy Chase are some of the few which have their own EV charging stations but garages are much more common.  Luxberry Condos near Tuckerman, 10101 Grosvenor, the Grosvenor Park, 8101 Connecticut, The Elizabeth and 4620 North Park in Chevy Chase, Crescent Plaza,  The Chase and The Christopher near the Bethesda metro all have garage parking. The Adagio, the Stonehall, Lionsgate, the Lauren, the Edgemoor and the Cheval (all new or newer buildings in Bethesda.)  Hampden Row, the three Somerset House buildings, Quarry Ridge and the new Chevy Chase Ritz buildings also are good choices if you want an upscale or luxury building.  Other buildings in downtown Bethesda include Madison Park and the Darcy, while you should certainly check out the Willoughby and the Carleton if you want to be close to the Friendship Heights metro. 

POOLS

Some condo buildings have an indoor pool while others have an outdoor pool.  If you want an indoor pool, then you should definitely visit the Somerset House condos (all three buildings), the Elizabeth, and the Promenade.  If you are okay with an outdoor pool, you might consider the Luxberry condos/Gables/Bentley Place complex just off Tuckerman, Georgetown Village near Edson, the Carleton in Chevy Chase and the Willoughby, the Christopher and the Chase in downtown Bethesda, Parkside and 10101, 10201 and 10401 Grosvenor and the Fitz on the Rockville Pike and Quarry Ridge along River Road.  Other choices include the Whitehall on Battery, the Riviera on East-West Highway and Kenwood Place and the Kenwood.  In addition, Parkside and the condo buildings along Spring Lake and Westlake near Montgomery Mall have outdoor pools.  Clearly, it is easier to find a condo with an outdoor pool! 

TENNIS ANYONE? 

You are more likely to find Metro Stations and spas in Bethesda rather than tennis courts.  After all, there is only so much land available in downtown Bethesda so while outdoor pools are common, tennis courts are more rare.  Still there are a few buildings with tennis courts.  You might consider the Chase, the Promenade, The Somerset House buildings, 10101 Grosvenor and 10401 Grosvenor, Parkside, and Westlake Terrace and the combined communities of Luxberry, the Gables and Bentley Place have tennis courts.  Lets talk over a game of tennis!  It will be quick and you can probably count on a quick 6-Love match - your win.  

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

Good morning Lise. How to choose? Easy peasy! Call you and tell you what you want. You call back with the possibilities. Next question! Enjoy your day.

Apr 10, 2024 06:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lise,

Love this post because there are so many different attributes of condo living and you want to find what suits your lifestyle best! Giving you a call would make all the difference in understanding what you are really looking for and where to find it.

Apr 10, 2024 06:54 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

Yes Lise, there are so many choices in the condo world these days...when available. Many of our clients are looking for move-in ready!

Apr 10, 2024 07:48 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I felt like you were speaking to me when one of your headlines was "Tennis anyone?", haha.

Apr 10, 2024 07:54 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Lots of choice for buyers, they just have to choose an agent who knows their way around and guide them through the forest.

Apr 10, 2024 08:19 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Brian England = actually I did almost reference you but I thought that might be a bit odd for someone reading it from outside the AR universe

Apr 10, 2024 08:43 AM
Brian England

They certainly would be confused and think I was actually good at tennis, haha Lise Howe 

Apr 10, 2024 09:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lise- there are any number of types of condos available in Bethesda...enough to satisfy most buyers. All they need to do is call the expert...Lise Howe. 

Apr 10, 2024 06:11 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post and for Diane and me it would need to be a pet friendly condo followed by laundry:)Endre

Apr 10, 2024 11:34 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will appreciate your local real estate reports.

Have a great day!

Apr 11, 2024 04:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise.... a great way to explain how to start making decisions about which condos to focus on  in Bethesda.

Apr 16, 2024 04:02 AM