Bethesda Real Estate


    Overview

    Bethesda Meeting House Bethesda MDBethesda (zips 20814, 20816 and 20817) is largely confined inside the Beltway and the I-270 spur. Cabin John and Glen Echo (20818 and 20812) are small communities south of Bethesda along the Potomac River. Most homes in Bethesda, Cabin John and Glen Echo are assigned to the Walter Johnson, Bethesda Chevy-Chase and Whitman public school clusters. Some neighborhoods outside of the Beltway are assigned to the Churchill Cluster. Always verify a home’s school assignment at MCPS.


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    Home Values

    How’s the market? Are home values going up or down? These charts show targeted data to help provide insight into the Bethesda real estate market.

    Single Family Homes & Townhomes

    This chart summarizes sales data and tracks the price range of homes in Bethesda (top and bottom 10%) and median sales prices over the last several months.

    Condominiums

    This chart shows the price range trends for condominiums in Bethesda.


    Inventory

    Inventory measures the number of homes available relative to the rate of sales contracts. Four to six months of inventory is generally considered a ‘balanced’ market. Higher inventory generally favors buyers and can be a leading indicator of falling home values. Lower inventory generally favors sellers and can be an early sign of rising home values. This graph charts inventory trends for Bethesda.


    What’s Available Right Now?

    This chart summarizes the number of homes available by price range and type for Bethesda.

    Homes for Sale in Bethesda


      Freshest

      The newest and freshest listings available in Bethesda:

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      (all data current as of 12/21/2014)

      1. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 10,835 sqft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 2
      2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,073 sq ft
        Year built: 1980
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 2
      3. 4 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,818 sq ft
        Lot size: 14,000 sqft
        Year built: 1965
        Days on market: 7
      4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 630 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 7
      5. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 5,673 sq ft
        Lot size: 8,514 sqft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 7
      6. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,898 sq ft
        Year built: 2014
        Parking spots: 4
        Days on market: 9
      7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,117 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 10
      8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
        Lot size: 6,175 sqft
        Year built: 1951
        Days on market: 10
      9. 5 beds, 3 full baths
        Home size: 3,180 sq ft
        Lot size: 8,393 sqft
        Year built: 1958
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 10
      10. 4 beds, 2 full baths
        Lot size: 5,821 sqft
        Year built: 1953
        Days on market: 11

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Cheapest

      The least expensive homes available in Bethesda:

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      (all data current as of 12/21/2014)

      1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 630 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 7
      2. 0 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 528 sq ft
        Year built: 1975
        Days on market: 87
      3. 0 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 525 sq ft
        Year built: 1962
        Days on market: 89
      4. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 981 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 68
      5. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 981 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 82
      6. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,152 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 412
      7. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 873 sq ft
        Year built: 1962
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 45
      8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 871 sq ft
        Year built: 1976
        Days on market: 169
      9. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 676 sq ft
        Year built: 1975
        Days on market: 47
      10. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 905 sq ft
        Year built: 1981
        Days on market: 194

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Most Expensive

      The most expensive homes available in Bethesda:

      See all Available Homes for Sale in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 12/21/2014)

      1. 7 beds, 7 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 12,126 sq ft
        Lot size: 27,785 sqft
        Year built: 2009
        Parking spots: 3
        Days on market: 97
      2. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 4,493 sq ft
        Lot size: 1.54 ac
        Year built: 1957
        Parking spots: 3
        Days on market: 261
      3. 6 beds, 7 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 9,800 sq ft
        Lot size: 1.53 ac
        Year built: 2002
        Parking spots: 4
        Days on market: 259
      4. 6 beds, 7 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 11,469 sq ft
        Lot size: 1.19 ac
        Year built: 2014
        Days on market: 25
      5. 6 beds, 7 full, 2 part baths
        Home size: 11,025 sq ft
        Lot size: 2.02 ac
        Year built: 2003
        Parking spots: 5
        Days on market: 67
      6. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 3,541 sq ft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 101
      7. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 3,703 sq ft
        Year built: 2014
        Parking spots: 4
        Days on market: 18
      8. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 2,647 sq ft
        Year built: 2015
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 101
      9. 7 beds, 7 full, 3 part baths
        Home size: 11,150 sq ft
        Lot size: 39,107 sqft
        Year built: 1989
        Parking spots: 3
        Days on market: 108
      10. 6 beds, 8 full, 3 part baths
        Home size: 9,074 sq ft
        Lot size: 26,589 sqft
        Year built: 2007
        Parking spots: 4
        Days on market: 238

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




      Foreclosures

      Foreclosures and short sales in Bethesda are listed below (note – this list includes homes under contract with outstanding contingencies):

      See all Bank Properties and Short Sales in Bethesda.
      (all data current as of 12/21/2014)

      1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 16,150 sqft
        Year built: 1982
        Parking spots: 2
        Days on market: 18
      2. 2 beds, 2 full baths
        Home size: 1,062 sq ft
        Year built: 1974
        Days on market: 33
      3. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 27,092 sqft
        Year built: 2006
        Parking spots: 3
        Days on market: 33
      4. 2 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
        Home size: 873 sq ft
        Year built: 1962
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 45
      5. 9 beds, 8 full, 2 part baths
        Lot size: 1.21 ac
        Year built: 1994
        Parking spots: 3
        Days on market: 223
      6. 1 bed, 1 full bath
        Home size: 981 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 267
      7. 2 beds, 1 full bath
        Home size: 1,152 sq ft
        Year built: 1973
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 412
      8. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 10,060 sqft
        Year built: 1962
        Days on market: 546
      9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
        Lot size: 8,465 sqft
        Year built: 1961
        Parking spots: 1
        Days on market: 739

      Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.




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      Bethesda Meeting House

      Bethesda – before it was called Bethesda – was a small crossroads village through most of the nineteenth century.  It was a sleepy stopover with a school, blacksmith shop, post office, a few homes and a Presbyterian church — the Bethesda Meeting House.  In 1871 the local post office was named ‘Bethesda’ after the historic church.

      Here’s a few pictures of the church.  Read the rest of this entry »

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      Starry Night in Bethesda

      Can you tell how this interpretation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night was constructed?

      Think you’ve figured it out? Read the rest of this entry »

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      Glen Echo Park

      Glen Echo Park is a fun and quirky trip back to the turn of the century (that would be the 1900s, not 2000). It was an amusement park and entertainment mecca serving the Washington DC area.  It even had its own trolley stop.  Now, it’s so much more than a collection of historical buildings.  This is home to an array of interesting arts classes for ceramics, photography, drawing and more.  The park’s Social Dances may be its most unique attraction.  Here you’ll find local swing, waltzes, the blues dances and more.  If you like that kind of thing, then you’ll love this place. Here’s a current schedule of classes and events.

      The crown jewel of the park is the Dentzel Carousel.  Built in 1921 and recently renovated, this original carousel features 40 horses, rabbits, ostriches and more.  The Wurlitzer organ is original as well.

      This is a great day out, so check it out.  See our parks and arts pages for more MoCo outings.

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      Chasing turkeys in Bethesda – a great Thanksgiving tradition

      In Bethesda’s earliest days in the 1800s, the swiftest Bethesdians would leave their homes before dawn on Thanksgiving day, enter the ancient and remote forests of Rockville and search for the largest and fiercest turkeys of the woodlands.    Once found, the runners would surround and chase the birds through down-town Bethesda.  Much like the running of the bulls in Pamplona, the entire town would come out to run with the noble birds on a 6 mile loop through town.  After the turkeys escaped back into the forest, residents would hitch-up their German-engineered wagons and drive to Read the rest of this entry »

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