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Old 12-04-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on townhome communities in the Bethesda/Rockville area. We'd ideally like 3-4 bedrooms, newer construction, and under 900k. The closer in the better since I work in downtown DC. Bethesda is ideal, but I realize not that many larger townhomes exist there under $1 million. I'd like to be in one of the following school pyramids: BCC, Whitman, Walter Johnson, Richard Montgomery, or possibly Churchill.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Whitehall Condominium
(look under townhouse)
This is right by Battery Ln with a walking distance to Bethesda.

Also try the Hillandale rd and Chevy Chase dr area of Chevy Chase.

These areas go directly to BCC.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:20 PM
 
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There are some new townhomes being built on Rockville Pike right next to Strathmore.
I think they are around 900K-1MM: 1000 Symphony Park Dr, NORTH BETHESDA Property Listing: MLS® # MC7562337 (http://www.koitzgroup.com/listing/mc7562337-1000-symphony-park-dr-north-bethesda-md-20852/ - broken link)
For that kind of cheddar, the schools should be excellent.
I sometimes wonder whether it's worth paying less for your home and live in a less exclusive area, save the money and send your kid to Georgetown Day, Sidwell Friends, Cathedral, Holton-Arms, etc., if you have the money.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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I second the symphony park suggestion. Very convenient location. My guess is they are zoned to Walter Johnson HS.
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:13 PM
 
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8507 Halston Way, Bethesda, MD 20814 MLS# mc7516213 - Zillow

I've got nothing to do with the listing above.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Thank you for the suggestions all! FWIW, I've wondered the same thing -- is it better to pay less for your home and just pay the private school tuition? In part that probably depends on how many kids you'd need to pay private school tuition for and for how many years. Then there's the argument that homes (and townhomes) is desirable school districts hold their value better, especially in this economy.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Then there's the argument that homes (and townhomes) is desirable school districts hold their value better, especially in this economy.
I went to BCC and the area around it had high home prices within a 4 mile radius. But then you will have SOME cheap housing but nearing very close to $500k for the most part. When I went there, there were students as far as Gaithersburg and Landover () coming here. I was also still going there during the time of economic hardship.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on townhome communities in the Bethesda/Rockville area. We'd ideally like 3-4 bedrooms, newer construction, and under 900k. The closer in the better since I work in downtown DC. Bethesda is ideal, but I realize not that many larger townhomes exist there under $1 million. I'd like to be in one of the following school pyramids: BCC, Whitman, Walter Johnson, Richard Montgomery, or possibly Churchill.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
I know u said newer, but for that price you can get an older home in Potomac and be zoned for Churchill etc.. A pp mentioned private schools - the top tier private schools are in the 25 - 32k range, something to take into consideration. If u can afford private....do it!
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