When completed, Quarry Springs at Stoneyhurst will include 97 condos.
Bethesda’s vibrant downtown draws young couples, single professionals, and empty-nesters looking for city convenience and suburban comforts. The heart of the community is Bethesda Row, a mix of sidewalk cafes, art galleries, and shops clustered near the Metro. In 2008, a pedestrian mall called Bethesda Lane opened, adding even more attractions. And the mix continues to evolve—according to the Bethesda Urban Partnership, about 30 restaurants have opened within the last year.
Coldwell Banker agent Diana Keeling says Bethesda’s walkability is a big draw. “People can walk everywhere—to restaurants, to the movies, to the Metro.” Residents also rave about the easy commute to jobs and good public schools.
Here are four new condo buildings in or near Bethesda with units for sale.
The Chase at Bethesda
7500 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 301-718-0069
Within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro, The Chase at Bethesda is a 255-unit high-rise with a fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and tennis courts. One-bedroom condos start in the mid-$300,000s and two-bedrooms in the low $500,000s. About 20 condos are still on the market.
6820 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 301-652-1911
Most of the 92 units at the have balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. Residents have access to a fitness center and a landscaped terrace. Five units—all two-bedrooms—remain on the market; prices range from $765,000 to $1.2 million.
Quarry Springs at Stoneyhurst
8101 River Rd., Bethesda; 202-257-1226
Just outside the Beltway is Quarry Springs at Stoneyhurst, a new development scheduled to be completed in 2013. On the site of a former quarry, it will include 97 two-, three-, and four-bedroom condos in four buildings. Condos will feature private elevators that open directly into residences, and there will be a slew of community-wide amenities including a pool, gym, and clubhouse. Prices start at $1.1 million.
Park Potomac Place
12500 Park Potomac Ave., Potomac; 703-929-5110
About eight miles north of Bethesda in Potomac is Park Potomac Place, a large development with 153 condos and more than 100 townhouses as well as office buildings and restaurants. Seven two-bedroom condos are still on the market, with prices from $650,000 to $1.3 million. Residents have access to a pool and a courtyard with a grilling area.
This article appears in the September 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.