Bethesda Overlook is a small community of townhomes just off Pooks Hill Road that was built in the late 1950s. Some of the townhomes are 792 square feet while others are 1279 square feet (not counting lower levels.) People choose to live at Bethesda Overlook because it is close to major transportation routes and very affordable in comparison with other condos and home owner associations in Bethesda.

Why Choose Bethesda Overlook

Bethesda Overlook is a community of 68 townhomes set in quiet green space just off Pooks Hill Road.  The community is close to the Beltway and I-270, the Bethesda NIH Metro and the Grosvenor Metro, the Performing Arts Center at Strathmore and close to downtown Bethesda and Rockville town center.

Built in the 1950s, some of the townhomes have not been updated recently while others have new kitchens and baths! Most have lower levels.  Each unit has its own washer and dryer.  You will love sitting on your private patio and listening to the birds chirp as you wait for your dinner to finish cooking on your grill!

Conveniently located between two Metro stops (NIH and Grosvenor) and offering quick access to Maplewood/Alta Vista Park, a 10+ acre park offering playground, sports courts, and baseball/softball fields, BCC YMCA,  Bethesda Overlook is also close to the Medical Complex of NIH, Walter Reed and Navy Medical.


With a very low home owners association fee each month, Bethesda Overlook does not come with a pool or exercise room.  Why pay for an exercise room when you are so close to the YMCA, Maplewood/Alta Vista Park, a 10+ acre park offering playground, sports courts, and baseball/softball fields, and  the very popular Bethesda Trolley Trail for biking and walking.  Residents do get a reserved parking space.

Pet Policy

Pets are allowed at Bethesda Overlook.

Floor Plans

There are 68 units at Bethesda Overlook.  Some are 792 on the top two floors while others are 1279 square feet.  There is one unit that is 1286 square feet on the top two floors. (Basements are not counted in the tax records when giving square footage.) Some units at Bethesda Overlook have in ground basements with patios off the main level while others have patios off the lower level.  The units each have their own washer and dryer.  Some are entered through a small foyer shared with another unit while others have a separate entrance.  The smaller units tend to be two bedrooms and two baths while the larger ones typically have three bedrooms and three baths.

Here is a sample floor plan for a larger unit.

Floorplan for 3 bed unit at Bethesda overlook

What is Near Bethesda Overlook

Shopping is easy with the Rockville Pike nearly outside your door.  Pike and Rose offers restaurants, shops, movie theaters and a new town feel.

Bethesda overlook is a welcome respite from the noise of daily life – but so close to everything that is Bethesda.  The Grosvenor Metro (Red line) is a short walk from the community and from there you can access all of the DC metro area.

Located between North Bethesda and downtown Bethesda, residents have a choice of restaurants such as Seasons 52 on the Rockville Pike and Ruth’s Chris Steak House on Wisconsin Avenue at the Air Rights Building.  The Pike and Rose offers lots more delicious choices like Call Your Mother, Summer House, Fogo de Chao, and Owens Ordinary.

Of course, downtown Bethesda has a variety of restaurants like Paul, Silver, Mon Ami Gabi, Blacks and so many more.  Shops in downtown Bethesda range from national stores like Apple, Blue Mercury, Bonobos, Lululemon to individual stores like Blue House.

The nearest grocery stores are the Whole Foods in Rockville at Woodglen Drive and Executive Boulevard, the Giant on the Rockville Pike, and the Harris Teeter at  Wisconsin Avenue near NIH.  The Strathmore Music Center is less than a mile away if you want to go to a concert or hear the Baltimore Symphony.  Shopping is diverse – H&M, Blue Mercury, L.L. BEAN,REI, West Elm, GAP, Visionworks, and Porsche!

Life is more than just shopping and eating however.  If you want to get outside for a long run or a peaceful walk, you will love that Beach Drive is so close.  Follow the paths along Beach Drive that will take you far into the woods of Rock Creek Park!

White Flint is scheduled for a complete renovation at some date in the future – but no one is sure when!  Don’t forget that Balducci’s is just a mile or two away at the Wildwood shopping center on Old Georgetown with all of its great prepared foods and fantastic vegetables, meats and wine selection. Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream is there too, along with Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks, Blue Mercury, and South Moon Under, among the many shops and restaurants to choose from at Wildwood.

Montgomery Mall is just a few more minutes away off Democracy in case you feel the need for a big department store like Nordstrom’s or Macy’s.

What’s For Sale at Bethesda Overlook

With only 68 homes there may not be any on the market at the moment.  To see if there are any for sale, just click here.

What Has Sold at Bethesda Overlook?

Only a few homes have sold in Bethesda Overlook recently.  In February 2022, 5306 Pooks Hill Road, a 792 square foot unit with an in ground basement, sold for $440,000.  5337 Pooks Hill Road sold in July 2021 for $525,000.  It was a 1272 square foot unit with a walk basement. 5312 Pooks Hill Road sold in June 2021 for $590,312 with 1272 square feet with a walk out basement.  5349 Pooks Hill Road was another 1272 square foot unit that sold in June 2021 for $495,000.

Schools for Bethesda Overlook

Children who live at Whitley Park attend Ashburton Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School and Walter Johnson High School.    Georgetown Prep, a well regarded Catholic high school for boys, is just a few blocks away  on the Rockville Pike and  Stone Ridge School for girls is just  a few blocks south on the Rockville Pike. In 2021, Walter Johnson ranked 5th in Montgomery County high schools behind Whitman, Poolesville, Wootton and Churchill (in that order) in the US News and World Report school rankings.  It was 11th in the state overall.  The AP® participation rate at Walter Johnson High is 76%. Also according to US News, the total minority enrollment is 46%, and 7% of students are economically disadvantaged.  You can also choose from schools like the Lycee Rochambeau, Holton-Arms and Landon.

If you want to take your children to swim, you will love how close the Bethesda Aquatic Center is on Executive Boulevard. The new Rockville Library is just about a mile away and of course the Bethesda library is similarly located a mile to the south.

Condo Fee at Bethesda Overlook

In early 2022, the condo fee for the 792 square foot unit was $288 monthly.  The condo fee for the 1272 square foot unit was in the mid $300s.

Major Employees

MarriottMajor 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. The Chase condos are across the street from the Red Line Metro in downtown Bethesda and very close to the new purple line.  The Beltway and I-270 are very close too so that you can always get around the metro area from here.

Similar Condo Townhomes to Bethesda Overlook

If there are no homes available right now and you want a small townhome in Bethesda, you might consider City Commons on Battery or Kenwood Forest.

You might also check out the townhomes on Parthenon near Montgomery Mall or the ones on Arizona at Bethesda Court.  Don’t miss Hamlet Place off Connecticut Avenue.  The fees at Hamlet Place are a little more because it is co-op and taxes are included in your monthly fees.  There really are a number of homes to choose from – so why don’t you call me at 240-401-5577 or email me at to find that perfect home.

Do You Want to Sell your Townhome at Bethesda Overlook

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  and let you know what could expect to get in today’s market if you are considering selling. Our valuation is based on up to the day 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 Bethesda home  We would love to help you sell your condo at Bethesda Overlook.

Do You need a Realtor to Help You?

I have been a realtor for over 33 years, specializing in helping buyers and sellers with all their Bethesda and Northwest Washington real estate needs. In addition to being a realtor with many years experience in all kinds of markets – the good, the bad and the ugly, I also am an attorney admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia.  While I no longer practice as such, I think that my years of experience as a lawyer also work to the advantage of my clients.

livingroomIn addition to a deep knowledge of the market and the ins and outs of the real estate transaction, I bring to my sellers a real commitment to technology in general and its absolute necessity in marketing properties.  My buyer clients also benefit from my technology skills because I am constantly searching all the hidden corners of the real estate market looking for that perfect home for them.

If you want an agent who always puts your interests first, then you should call me and set up a time for a cup of coffee, a little pastry and a lot of conversation.   Let me show you Howe Real Estate Should Be.  I am at 240-401-5577 or   Looking forward to talking with you!

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