Bethesda Neighborhoods: Brookmont


Located along the C&O Canal and Potomac River south of Glen Echo Park, Brookmont is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) that most people consider part of Bethesda. While the CDP includes the neighborhoods of Glen Echo Heights and Mohican Hills, absent these neighborhoods, the more southerly portion of Brookmont contains about 500 homes, primarily single-family colonial and craftsman style, along with some townhouses. Housing covers a range of ages stretching back to the early 1900s, and lot sizes run the gamut, from proverbial postage stamp size to more than an acre. The 12-month median sales price for homes in the south portion (absent Glen Echo Heights and Mohican Hills) is about $1.4 million, with recent list prices ranging from $750,000 to about $2.2 million.

Residents are within easy walking distance of Glen Echo Park, Potomac River, C&O Canal towpath, and Potomac Palisades Conservation Park. They can also walk to the Shops at Sumner Place, which offers a small variety of stores, services and dining options. Access to Washington, DC is easy via MacArthur Boulevard or nearby Massachusetts Avenue, though driving to downtown Bethesda takes a bit more navigation. Public school options for neighborhood children includes Wood Acres Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Thomas W. Pyle Middle and Walt Whitman High.

There are many Bethesda builders who build in Brookmont. Here’s a few.