Looking for luxury around DC? You don’t have to look far; some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the area — and in America — are nestled right into the communities surrounding the Capital City. Beautiful, lush lawns and tree-lined streets, extravagant homes, safe and friendly communities, all within easy commuting distance to Washington… it’s not hard to see why these neighborhoods are not only among the most affluent in the country, but also so dearly beloved by their residents.
In fact, the six Bethesda-area neighborhoods with the highest average home sale price in 2015 were located in just three communities—Chevy Chase, Bethesda, and Potomac.
Of the six most expensive Bethesda-area neighborhoods, two were located in Chevy Chase, where green lawns, sprawling homes, and quiet residential streets blend with a friendly and connected community to create a sense of serene tranquility. Though Chevy Chase has very little commercial development within its boundaries, it is conveniently located close to the bustling restaurants, shops, theatres, and grocery stores of Friendship Heights, and is within easy commuting distance to DC, making it the perfect city retreat for those seeking a friendly community where neighborhood events are a big part of life.
The fast-paced community of Bethesda differs from Chevy Chase in both its bustling commercial district and its wider variety of homes, ranging from breathtakingly extravagant to more moderately priced, but it too had two neighborhoods listed among the most expensive in the area. Where Chevy Chase might appeal more to residents seeking a quieter, more neighbor-focused city retreat, Bethesda, with its large commercial corridor of art galleries, restaurants, theatres, music and dance studios, unique boutiques, and modern luxury condos, offers a small-city excitement that Chevy Chase lacks.
The last two spots in the rankings were claimed by Potomac, which CNNMoney.com named the most affluent small town in America. Nestled along the banks of the Potomac River, this sprawling green suburb boasts lush natural areas, tranquil scenery, quiet and safe streets, and some of the most expensive houses in the country. With hundreds of acres of natural parkland, such as the Great Falls Park, and miles of shoreline along the river, Potomac offers plenty of breathtaking scenery and outdoor areas coupled with an easy commute into the city.
Most Affluent Bethesda Area Neighborhoods
|Ranking||Neighborhood||Median Home Price|
|3||Bradley Hills Grove||2,637,697|
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