For Sale in Bethesda, Maryland
Bethesda, Maryland Real Estate
Guide to Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD
Bethesda is a community in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of Washington, DC. This fabulous city offers numerous options when it comes to housing and attractions. There are three Metro stations within the boundaries, and with DC just minutes away, you will have everything you need within easy reach.
Bethesda on a Map
Bethesda is roughly bounded by the Capital Beltway to the north and west. The Potomac River’s intersection with the state line provides the most southern point of the city, and Wisconsin Avenue completes the boundaries to the east. Washington, DC borders the city to the south. Silver Spring is to the east, North Bethesda and later Rockville to the north, and Potomac to the west.
Homes for Sale in Bethesda
Prices here are somewhat higher than other DC suburbs, but one of the reasons for this is the wide variety of homes for sale. The downtown area is mostly filled with condo developments, while the residential outskirts offer a larger range of housing styles. Brand new, luxurious houses are common on the outskirts, as quiet roads with enormous trees and beautifully landscaped gardens offer a more serene living style compared to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Its proximity to DC is also a commuters’ dream and a large reason why many homebuyers are flocking to Bethesda.
Things to Do in Bethesda
Bethesda Row near the Bethesda Metro station provides ample amounts of dining and entertainment options. A Regal Cinema is just down the street from the station, and next door is Bethesda Row Cinema. This renovated theater shows indie and foreign films in a contemporary setting with concessions and a cocktail bar. Round House Theatre is a nearby venue for a local theater company and is where Bethesda residents gather for plays, musicals and educational arts programming. For the young actors, Imagination Stage is a performing arts theater on Auburn Avenue and offers after-school programs and summer camps for aspiring performers.
When it comes to dining out, locals love Woodmont Grill. An American restaurant located on Woodmont Avenue, Woodmont Grill features upscale fare that includes burgers, salmon and steaks. This spot is also home to live jazz music every night. Passage to India is also nearby and provides traditional dishes from across India in a space outfitted with British Colonial decor. Mon Ami Gabi is an adorable French restaurant with a lunch and dinner menu in a lively art deco-style setting.
Bethesda is a golfer’s paradise, with five country clubs in and around the Bethesda area. Burning Tree Club sits on the western end of the city and north of that is the Bethesda Country Club. Columbia Country Club and Chevy Chase Club border the city to the east while Kenwood Golf and Country Club sits just north of the Potomac.
South of Kenwood is Little Falls Stream Valley Park, a park shared with DC. This scenic, 160-acre woodland features a play area, picnic facilities and trails for hiking and biking. Glen Echo Park is another wonderful park that provides all types of events and classes like ballroom dancing, art, photography and more. Cabin John Regional Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, tennis courts and an indoor ice rink. The Capital Crescent Trail is a great place for bikers, hikers and joggers, and it connects to Georgetown.
Transportation Around Bethesda
Metro’s Red line services three stations within Bethesda: Friendship Heights, Bethesda and the Medical Center station located by the Walter Reed Medical Center. All three stations travel along the eastern section of the neighborhood. The Montgomery County Ride On bus system also has several bus routes through Bethesda and a free loop bus, called the Bethesda Circulator, that operates throughout most of downtown. The Capital Beltway surrounds the northwestern section of the city and provides easy access to nearby locations. Other important routes around the city include Route 190, 191, 614, 355, and 187.
Making Your Home in Bethesda
Bethesda is a sought-after destination amongst homebuyers because of its wonderful balance of urban and suburban lifestyles. Downtown offers dining and shopping destinations within a fast-paced community, while on the outskirts you can find quieter, residential areas with beautiful homes.
Real Estate Market Stats
Basic Stats Overview
Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Last Updated: 6/16/2018
|Homes for Sale||355||-0.6%||-3.9%|
|Solds: 90 Day||376||+18.4%||-1.9%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.77%||+0.3%||+0.3%|
|90 Day Sold||$978,620||+5.0%||+1.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$925,000||+5.9%||+6.5%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||33.60||-5.1%||-18.5%|
|Homes for Sale||210||-2.9%||-20.5%|
|Solds: 90 Day||276||+26.8%||+8.7%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.80%||+0.3%||-0.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,146,889||+0.8%||-0.7%|
|90 Day Sold||$1,010,000||+0.6%||-0.5%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||32.45||+1.9%||-5.0%|
|Homes for Sale||32||+6.3%||+15.6%|
|Solds: 90 Day||28||0.0%||0.0%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.93%||-0.4%||+1.2%|
|90 Day Sold||$774,918||-5.1%||-1.0%|
|90 Day Sold||$660,500||-1.6%||-3.3%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||16.93||-28.7%||-104.2%|
|Homes for Sale||113||+1.8%||+21.2%|
|Solds: 90 Day||72||-6.9%||-43.1%|
|Average List Price/Sold Price||98.32%||+0.7%||+1.3%|
|90 Day Sold||$412,808||-3.0%||-35.9%|
|90 Day Sold||$315,000||0.0%||-9.2%|
|Days on Market|
|90 Day Sold||44.49||-10.9%||-24.5%|
What does the most expensive home in Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD look like?
5517 PEMBROKE RD, BETHESDA, MD 20817
How about the least expensive?
5225 POOKS HILL RD #1203N, BETHESDA, MD 20814
8311 MEADOWLARK LN, BETHESDA, MD 20817
How Much is Available?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active Inventory
The number of Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD homes listed for sale. Lower inventory favors sellers in negotiations.
How Many Months of Inventory?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Months Inventory
The number of homes listed for sale in Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD divided by the number of homes sold in one month. Higher inventory favors buyers.
More Actives or More Pendings?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Active/Pending Ratio
Ratio of homes in Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD listed for sale versus those under contract. The lower the number, the hotter the market.
Are Sellers Negotiating?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, List/Sold Ratio
Shows a comparison between the final sales price of homes sold in Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD versus their list price.
What is Average?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Average Sale Price (90 Days)
Average list price of homes for sale in Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD
How Fast Are They Selling?Data Source: MRIS Listing Data, Days on Market (Sold Listings 90 Days)
Average days from Listing Date to Sold Date for Homes for Sale in Bethesda, MD homes that sold in the past 90 days.
A great place to call home
The heart of downtown Bethesda has gone under renovation and the city planners have created traffic free shopping areas. You can shop, stop for a bite to eat at one of hundreds of restaurants and walk over to one of the local theaters to see a movie or a play. There are parking garages with access to all the shopping. If small boutiques are not your cup of tea, Montgomery Mall is located just outside the downtown area and offers most of the major retailers. Due to it's location, right outside Washington, DC, residents can hop on the Metro and take the subway to visit the National Mall, Museums, the Verizon Center (home of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards) or the Washington Nationals ball park. Living in Bethesda gives you access to all the amenities in our Nation's Capital.