Bethesda Thinking Big

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Planners in Bethesda are thinking big, with grand plans to remake the downtown area with enhanced commercial, retail and residential space. While leaders are focused on the future it’s important to consider that it’s been a decades-long process to get the community even to the point where it is now. At one time Downtown Bethesda was supplemented by only a few restaurants, a toy store and a hardware store.

When the Metro Red Line extended to Bethesda in the mid 1980s, the city really began to take shape, bringing a number of high-rise buildings to the area. These were later joined by new restaurants, movie theaters and hotels, with a pedestrian-friendly vibe.

Now, years later, county planners have their eye on the future again, this time with a brand new plan to develop Bethesda. For three years planners have been busy designing what it will look like, extending housing, retail and commercial space downtown, and even allowing for taller buildings. As well, plans call for constructing a Purple Line light rail station in the area.

Marriott International is one of the first to announce it hopes to join in with county planners by moving thousands of employees from their current location near the Capital Beltway to a future 22-story office building close to the Metro in Downtown Bethesda. In addition, the company also plans to replace a low-rise commercial building in the area with a new hotel.

It’s hoped that more large companies will follow Marriott’s lead. While right now about 10,000 people live in Downtown Bethesda, about 37,000 people work there. It’s hoped new changes will bring 14,000 more jobs over the next two decades.

In addition, plans call for more walkways, bike lanes and small parks, as well as the encouragement of more affordable housing. Already, several condos in the area top $1 million.

Bethesda Condos For Sale

Bethesda Condos For Sale

25 Properties
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$2,397,000
Subdivision: Quarry Springs
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,689
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
485
Days on Site
MDMC716236
MLS
NEW PRICE! Welcome to Quarry Springs where you are greeted by your own private security at the entry gate and your own doorman welcoming you into the lobby. Additionally a beautifully designed...
$1,517,625
Subdivision: Edgemoor
2
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,146
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
151
Days on Site
MDMC2003358
MLS
!! PRICE DRASTICALLY REDUCED AGAIN!!**PET RESTRICTION: MAX WEIGHT 30LBS--- Welcome to 4821 Montgomery Lane Condo #705 with a VIEW! This impeccable 2 BEDROOM and DEN condo with North, East, South...
$1,119,000
Subdivision: Lionsgate
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,668
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
18
Days on Site
MDMC2023156
MLS
The Lionsgate is UNSURPASSED in the heart of downtown Bethesda for providing the ABSOLUTE ULTIMATE IN LUXURIOUS AMENITIES AVAILABLE, including valet parking, doormen and 24 hour concierge service!...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,360
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
13
Days on Site
MDMC2023562
MLS
So close to everything. Walk to Bethesda's award-winning restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife or just relax on the private, large landscaped terrace. While Metro is so close, if you...
$735,000
Subdivision: Edgemoor
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,148
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
21
Days on Site
MDMC2022532
MLS
Welcome to 4821 Montgomery Lane one of a few luxury condos in the urban section of Bethesda. Built in 2003 by PN Hoffman on a quite and beautiful street just steps from the Metro, shopping and and a...
$685,000
Subdivision: Madison Park Codm
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,388
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
19
Days on Site
MDMC2021540
MLS
Prime Downtown Bethesda location with an abundance of shopping, dining, and entertainment options at your doorstep - adjacent to Bethesda Row & Woodmont Triangle - Walk to Bethesda or NIH Metro...
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
739
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
16
Days on Site
MDMC2023228
MLS
Rarely available one bedroom condo in the heart of downtown Bethesda in the new, luxurious hi-rise Cheval Bethesda! Three-year-old condo features a spectacular open floor plan with Caesarstone...
$639,999
Condo: Westlake Terrace
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,214
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
48
Days on Site
MDMC2001031
MLS
7582 Westlake Terrace is a beautifully renovated and meticulously maintained 4 Bedroom and 3.5 Bath townhome in the lovely Westlake Terrace community. Ideally situated in a central and convenient...
$639,900
Subdivision: Bethesda
1
Beds
1
Baths
835
Sq.Ft.
2015
Year Built
8
Days on Site
MDMC2023696
MLS
For the buyer looking for a turn-key urban lifestyle, this is it! This one-bedroom/one-bath home features a stunning view of the downtown Bethesda landscape via massive floor-to-ceiling windows in...
$529,900
Subdivision: The Christopher Codm
2
Beds
2
Baths
884
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
12
Days on Site
MDMC2023670
MLS
Location!Location!Location! Stunning & fully renovated 2 bedroom 2 bath condominium for sale in The Christopher in downtown Bethesda. Open and bright with high-end features! Gourmet Kitchen with...
$514,900
Subdivision: The Christopher Codm
2
Beds
2
Baths
877
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
53
Days on Site
MDMC2000649
MLS
NEW IMPROVED PRICE! this motivated seller has taken into account updates buyers might like to do, "Priced to Sell". Location, Location, Location, downtown Bethesda luxury living in the Christopher...
$510,000
Subdivision: Sumner Village #2
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,367
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
55
Days on Site
MDMC2000335
MLS
Welcome to this sparkling south-facing unit featuring two bathrooms and walkout to flagstone patio with wooded view with connecting paths beyond. Entire unit has been freshly painted and is in...

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