located just north of Goldsboro
Road, east of MacArthur
Boulevard, and near the C&O
Canal and Glen Echo Park.
Part of the Walt Whitman
High School cluster, it was
established in 1946, but many
of the houses were built in the
1960s and ’70s, with recentteardown activity making roomfor new construction. Theaverage sale price in 2017 wasabout $1.3 million.
Residents of this neighborhood,bounded by Old GeorgetownRoad to the north, Wilson Laneto the south and Maple RidgeRoad to the west, enjoy beingclose to downtown Bethesda.
Many of the nearly 200 houseswere built in the 1920s andsit on quarter-acre lots withtree-lined streets. The neigh-borhood’s name echoes themarketing campaign for its firsttargeted buyers: The developersadvertised in military journalswith the aim of attracting veter-ans and servicemen.
A few blocks on either
1920s, while the newest
side of Bradley Boulevard,
roughly between Goldsboro
and Devon roads, Bradley
Hills is considered a prime
location with high-end homes
for people who want to live
near downtown Bethesda
and its amenities. Some
of the traditional colonial
homes have three bedrooms
and date back to the
homes boast up to 20,000
square feet of space andeight bedrooms. Homes inthis well-established, leafyneighborhood in the WaltWhitman High School clustersell for as much as $4.5
million, with an average sale
price of about $1.5 million
Off River Road and the Beltway,buffered by Cabin John RegionalPark, Carderock Springscelebrated its 50th anniversaryin September 2012 with a partyat the Carderock Springs Swimand Tennis Club, the central hub.
Carderock Springs is listed onthe National Register of HistoricPlaces for its prime examplesof “situated modernism”—houses that complement andblend in with the landscape. Alocal developer, the late EdmundBennett, built the modest homesin the early 1960s, designed to“be of the land instead of on it.”
We picked Bethesda because it is
safe, the school system is strong
and the location is ideal. It’s close
to downtown D.C., [and] shops
in Rockville. For foodies, this is
a really good place to be. There
is so much diversity and ethnic
cuisine—if you want a fancy place
or something quick, there is a
owner of Rose Li and Associates, member of theMaryland State Board of Education and chair of theMaryland Commission on Aging