Bethesda Neighborhoods – Glen Echo

Glen Echo

Like Cabin John, Glen Echo seems like a small enclave of sorts and features lush, tree-lined streets. While most famous for being the home of Glen Echo Park, a former popular DC-area amusement park that now serves as an important regional cultural center, Glen Echo is, in fact, an incorporated town of about 270 people living in 91 households. While there isn’t much of a business center beyond the town hall and a post office, residents have easy road access to nearby downtown Bethesda and are within a nine-mile drive to downtown Washington, DC.

Housing in Glen Echo primarily consists of large single-family homes on small quarter-acre and fewer lots. With a limited housing stock, getting a bead on pricing can take time and effort. While one noteworthy Maryland real estate analyst pegged the average price of a home in Glen Echo at just over $1 million, the most recent asking price came in at just under $2 million. As with Cabin John, education options for the town’s children include the noteworthy public schools of Bannockburn Elementary, Thomas Pyle Middle, and Walt Whitman High.  

Many Bethesda builders build in Glen Echo. Here are a few.