Face it. Living near a metro in and @ DC can save you loads of time. And a lot of people approach their home searches based on proximity to metro. Friendship Heights offers up a bunch of varied neighborhoods within walking distance… and is unique because it serves both DC and Maryland residents.
Friendship Heights Metro is located at Wisconsin and Western Avenues, right along the District line. Friendship Heights has gone through a little commercial explosion over the past several years and has emerged with some vibrant and upscale eateries, shops, and even a Whole Foods. Neighborhoods included in this “walk-to Friendship Heights Metro” group are Somerset, Friendship Village, Brookdale, Chevy Chase Village, Friendship Heights & Crestview/Greenacres.
Somerset (pink) was founded in the early 1900s with 33 frame Victorians which were built on spec. It now is home to over 400 households. The balance Read more
A lot of my real estate clients want to live near the NIH Metro, either because they work there (or at the new Walter Reed), or because of the easy commute into the District. Traffic these days is a bear. Folks want to live near Metro so they can stay out of their cars. And it’s only going to get worse. 2,500 new employees are expected to join the National Naval Medical Center when Walter Reed closes, adding to an already congested rush hour. So, if you’re looking to avoid some traffic & buy a house in a neighborhood that’s convenient to Metro, search no more. I’ve got the skinny on the best spots within walking distance of the NIH.
Since they closed public access to NIH right after 911, your only access to the NIH metro stop is on the east side of the campus just off of Wisconsin Avenue. The best “walk to” neighborhoods include Read more
Just about everyone I know wants to live where they can walk to Bethesda Metro. And it’s no surprise. Traffic these days is stupefying. Living anywhere along the Red Line can save you time just about every day of your life, assuming you commute by train. There are several lovely neighborhoods near Bethesda Metro, all varying in price and amenities. Downtown Bethesda has really transformed over the years. It boasts over 160 restaurants within half a mile of metro. One can catch a bus directly to midtown Manhattan (on two bus lines!). There are a couple of play houses, and two movie theaters. And just blocks away from Bethesda Metro there are several leafy neighborhoods teaming with kids, dogs, parks, neighborhood associations, and schools. Included in this grouping are Read more