Bethesda Neighborhoods: Kenwood


Kenwood Neighborhood

Kenwood Bethesda Neighborhood

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. And you can get more information on viewing the cherry blossoms here.

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. Here are some home plans ideal for these larger lots in Kenwood.


Bethesda apple store

Kenwood provides its residents with easy walking-distance access to downtown Bethesda, and a closer walk to the stores and services south in Westwood.

If you prefer a smaller lot closer to downtown Bethesda, you may like the East Bethesda neighborhood, just a few blocks to the Marriott headquarters.

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. And here’s a Town of Somerset 12,400 SF flat lot near the Somerset pool for sale.   

Frequently Asked Kenwood Questions

How close to downtown Bethesda is Kenwood?

Walking to Bethesda Row in downtown Bethesda is about a 24 minute walk and is approximately 1.2 miles

When is the best time to view cherry blossoms?

Generally, the beginning of March to the beginning of April is a good target window. Typically, cherry blossom trees bloom for a few weeks during the season.