The majority of homes were built in the
1980s, making Avenel—nearly 900 luxuryhomes and townhomes—one of thenewest communities in Potomac andBethesda. It’s also one of the mostexclusive (and expensive) neighborhoodsin the county. Avenel is more than 1,000
acres altogether, with yards ranging fromunder a half-acre to 2 acres. The propertiessurround the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm,a country club; and ball ;elds, biking trails,children’s playgrounds and wooded trailsabound. There is no easy Metro accessavailable, but Avenel is convenient tothe Beltway.
Nestled between Falls and Glen roads,
Bedfordshire includes more than
560 homes, with a mix of colonials,
California-style contemporary homes
and townhomes (in the Fallswick section).
Built between 1970 and 1988, thesingle-family homes average 2,700 squarefeet and sit on lots that are mostlybetween a quarter-acre and three-quartersof an acre. Bedfordshire, which has itsown park with a creek running throughit, is a short drive to West;eld Montgomerymall and other shops.
In the 1960s and early ’70s, developersturned farmland into Copenhaver, acommunity with more than 200 single-familyhomes. It is bordered by Copenhaver Driveto the south, Falls Chapel Way and ExchangeCourt to the west, and Wooden Bridge Roadand Cold Spring Road to the north. The quietenclave has a large private park that’s ownedby the residents and includes a pond, gazebo,tennis courts, basketball courts, walkingpaths and a baseball ;eld. The closest publicschools are Cold Spring Elementary, CabinJohn Middle School and Thomas S. WoottonHigh School. The average sale price forhomes was about $900,000 in 2017.
BY CARALEE ADAMS, MEREDITH C. DALY, LOUISA JAGGAR AND AMY REININK
our towns | POTOMAC
Avenel is one of thecounty’s most expensiveneighborhoods.