Bethesda Neighborhoods: Kenwood


While Kenwood appears to lie within Bethesda’s general boundaries, it’s Zip Code makes it part of Chevy Chase. Located due south of Bradley Hills, and between Kenwood Golf & Country Club to the west and Chevy Chase Terrace to the east, Kenwood is known for both its beautiful luxury homes and for its Japanese cherry trees that line its streets. In fact, Kenwood’s cherry blossoms are said to rival those of Washington, DC’s tidal basin. Most of the 300 or so homes in Kenwood area large colonials, though there are a couple of condominium buildings and smaller townhouses located at the neighborhood’s south end. There is a mix of lot sizes, though most tend to be a quarter-acre and up. The 12-month median price for a home in Kenwood is just below $1.4 million, with recent listing prices ranging from $280,000 (condo) to almost $4 million.


Kenwood provides its residents with easy walking-distance access to downtown Bethesda, and a closer walk to the stores and services south in Westwood. River Road passes the west side of the neighborhood providing easy access to Washington, DC. Public school options include Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.