8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos is a medium sized condo building located just inside the Beltway, next to the new Purple Line and close to the Chevy Chase Lake shopping area, with its shops, restaurants, apartments and the Ritz Carleton condos. For someone looking for more spacious condos with high ceilings in Chevy Chase, 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos are the place to start. Many of the units , overlook the peaceful courtyard with shallow ponds and year round landscaping. Other units at the rear overlook parkland, promising quiet enjoyment.

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Why Choose the 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos?

8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos gardenBuilt in 1982, the 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos have only 174 units in three sections attached by breezeways to the center area which is home to the front desk, common area and management offices.   The condos are exceptionally spacious with nine foot ceilings and balconies overlooking greenspace.  Fireplaces and crown moldings create a sense of a single family home.  Some of the units even are on two levels with a staircase to the bedroom area.   All the condos have washers and dryers in the units and garage parking.  This community is perfect for someone downsizing from a single family home in the DC metro area who does not want to give up the tablespace kitchen, big closets, and formal dining room.

The gardens and fountains set this condo community apart from the competition.  Imagine how peaceful it is to walk in a lovely garden and listen to the sound of water falling from the fountains, with no thought given to cutting the grass or raking the leaves!

 

Amenities and Condo Fee

In 2021, the condo fee for a one bedroom one bath unit with 966 square feet is $679, including one garage space.  The fee for a 1380 square foot twocommon area 8101 Connecticut bedroom two bath unit was $970.  The condo fee for a unit with two bedrooms, two baths and 1802 square feet was $1343 each month.  A very large three bedroom, two and a half bath unit with 2262 square feet of space on two levels was $1686 monthly, which is significantly lower than the condos in Friendship Heights or the new luxury buildings in Bethesda.

The condo fee includes water and sewer, on site management, a twenty four hour front desk, snow and trash removal, master insurance landscaping and exterior maintenance.  The building does not have a pool or fitness center on site.

Recent Sales at 8101 Connecticut

2021 was a very busy year for sales at  the 8101 Connecticut Avenue condos.  Fifteen sales took place in 2021 out of 174 units.  The two one bedroom sales were $358,000 for a one bedroom one bath with 969 square feet (closed in February 2021) and  $380,000 for a 966 square foot unit in March 2020.   A penthouse unit with one bedroom and two baths and 1539 square feet sold in September for $539,000.  A two bedroom two bath unit  on two levels with 2262 square feet of space sold in August 2020 for $850,000 while another two bedroom two bath with 1802 square feet sold for $850,000 in October 2020.  The most expensive sale in 2020 was a 2262 square foot unit with three bedrooms and two and a half baths that sold in September for $985,000.

Pet Policy at 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos

Pets are allowed at  the 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos as long as they are under 20 pounds.  Since this building is so close to the new purple line and downtownThe Christopher is Pet Friendly Bethesda, it is a great place to walk your favorite four legged friend.

What is Nearby?

8101 Connecticut Avenue is very close to the new Chevy Chase Lake Town Center where there will be shops, restaurants, a grocery store and walking areas.  The new Ritz Carlton condominiums are being built there as well as two apartment buildings, the Barrett and the Claude.  The purple line will have a stop right at Connecticut Avenue, allowing easy access into Bethesda and across the county to Silver Spring and beyond.   The closest Metro stop is the red line stop in downtown Bethesda.  The Chevy Chase library is an easy walk from the condos.  Columbia Country Club and the Chevy Chase Club both are nearby on Connecticut Avenue.  The Howard Hughes research facility and Walter Reed are also very close to the condos, making this an appealing place to live if you work at either of those facilities.

If you walk or drive into downtown Bethesda, you will find lots to keep you busy!

Are you a movie buff? No problem – Bethesda Row offers the multiplex approach for independent films.  Don’t like to cook? Bethesda has been named the town with more restaurants per capita than any other town in the United States. Whether you want to go to the Mussel Bar for Belgian beer or Paul’s French Bakery for croissants and coffee, there is a restaurant to match your taste buds!  Be sure to check out Tatte, one of the newest places for breakfast, right on Wisconsin Avenue.

When you do want to stay in and cook, the ingredients for your gourmet meal can come from Trader Joe’s on Wisconsin Avenue or the Safeway on Bradley and the Harris Teeter on Battery and Wisconsin.  Your favorite pet will never go hungry with the Pet smart at Wisconsin and Bradley!

Shopping? No problem! From the makeup at Blue Mercury with its great collection of Laura Mercier and Bobby Brown to the men’s collection at Bonobo’s, there is something for everyone! North Face and LuluLemon have stores on Bethesda Avenue, while you shouldn’t miss Bethesda Row for its eclectic collection of stores from Neuhas for chocolate to a shade shop and Pampillonia for high end jewelry.  Be sure to let us know your opinion of the competition between Georgetown Cupcakes and Fancy Cakes by Leslie for the best cupcake in Bethesda.

 

Major Employers in Bethesda/Chevy Chase

Major employers in Bethesda include Marriott, the Walter Reed Medical Center, The Howard Hughes Institute, The National Institutes of Health, Capital One Bank, Lockheed Martin, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 8101 Connecticut Ave is close to not only the Red Line Metro in downtown Bethesda and the new purple line but also the Beltway and I-270, so that you can always get around the metro area from here.

Schools for 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos

Where do the children go to school when they live at 8101 Connecticut Avenue? This condo community is part of the Rosemary Hills/ North Chevy Chase Elementary Schools, Silver Creek  MS, Bethesda Chevy Chase HS cluster.  There are approximately 2,000 students enrolled at B-CC from more than 55 countries.  Approximately 75 percent of students go on to attend a four-year college; 20 percent attend a two-year college.  BCC High School recently completed a 94000 square foot addition for new classroom space. The new addition includes two wings that connect the existing building to enhance circulation. The design featured collaborative learning areas adjacent to classrooms and found spaces near vertical circulation for gathering, performances, and learning. A naturally lit stairway was incorporated in the new addition as well as a large dance room. The stadium and sports fields were completed in March 2019.

B-CC has been participating in the International Baccalaureate Program since 1996. The program provides students a liberal arts, interdisciplinary education leading to a diploma recognized throughout the world. Instead of pursuing a full IB diploma, students at B-CC may choose to take one or more IB courses (except Theory of Knowledge) and obtain a certificate for the successful completion of the requirements for each course (more on B-CC’s IB program).

Nearby private schools include Holton Arms, Landon, Georgetown Prep, and Stone Ridge.  If you would like more information about the schools that serve the 8101 Connecticut Avenue condos, just click here.

Looking for a New Home?

8101 Connecticut is perfect for someone looking for a traditional home with a fireplace, formal dining room, and details like crown molding and built in book cases.  The kitchens typically are separated from the entertaining spaces so that you can shut off the clutter of a dinner party from your friends.  The units have balconies and high ceilings.  To see any condos for sale at 8101 Connecticut or in other nearby buildings, just click here. 

If you are looking for a spacious condo set in green space, you might consider 8101 Connecticut Ave or Sumner Village.  If you want a new home with more amenities but still lots of greenery you might look at the Quarry Ridge condos on River Road  at the condos at Somerset House or Parc Somerset. 

 

What’s the Value of Your Home at 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos?

Just give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com.  We have buyers waiting for homes at the 8101 Connecticut Avenue Condos. Maybe one of our buyers is waiting for a home just like your condo! To find out the value of your home, just click here! There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you ‘estimates’ for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their ‘error rates’. That means they aren’t correct, they are simply an estimate based on incomplete date. We would love to do a free comparative market analysis of your home or condo in Chevy Chase and let you know what you can expect. Our valuation is based on up to the moment data for homes that have recently sold in the area. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records which can take months to update. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your home or condo. Call the Lise Howe Group to receive a confidential market evaluation of your home’s current value.  Prices have been steadily appreciating over the last few years and you will probably be pleasantly surprised by the likely sale price of your home. The Lise Howe Group specializes in homes in Chevy Chase and Bethesda and we pride ourselves on our attention to every detail of the transaction so that you will have a stress free sale. We can be reached at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com. As one of the top teams in the DC metro area we help many sellers just like you each and every week.

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