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Bethesda Neighborhoods – Edgemoor

Edgemoor

Edgemoor is a prestigious neighborhood enclave located within the larger neighborhood of Bradley Hills. Just south of Battery Park and adjacent to downtown Bethesda, the 160 or so homes in Edgemoor represent a wide mix of architectural styles. Older homes, which date back to 1913, primarily consist of smaller colonial and craftsman styles; however, starting in the 1990s with the extensive development of downtown Bethesda, new homeowners started tearing down their older homes and replacing them with mansions of between 4,000 and 10,000 square feet. According to a local architect, “the breadth of architectural styles makes Edgemoor almost like a textbook of great architecture.” Lot sizes tend to be quarter acre and larger, and the median sales price over the past year is pegged at just over $3.1 million, and recent list prices have ranged from about $1.4 million to almost $10 million.

The upscale neighborhood feel, and easy walking-distance proximity to downtown Bethesda serve as key selling features. Edgemoor also hosts a strong neighborhood association, and a nationally noted tennis and swimming club that has been the hub of the neighborhood since the 1920s. Public school options include Bradley Hills Elementary, Thomas Pyle Middle, Westland Middle, Walt Whitman High and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.