Hampden Square in Bethesda is a condo building in the heart of downtown, close to shops and restaurants, metro and movies. Located at 4801 Hampden Square, this condo building with 37 units was built in 1989. Hampden Square is just a few blocks from the Bethesda Metro and the start/end of the new Purple line.

Why Choose Hampden Square in Bethesda

Hampden Square at 4801 Hampden Lane is a small elegant condo community surrounded by the best of what Bethesda has to offer. The 37 owners (several units are actually commercial) enjoy living just steps away from the Woodmont Avenue shops and restaurants, the Bethesda Metro station and Wisconsin Avenue.  The new Marriott headquarters is about three blocks away and Walter Reed and NIH are less than a mile away.



The amenities at Hampden Square include underground parking, an elegant lobby, well equipped exercise facility, party room, and terraces.  The building is pet friendly.

Pet Policy

You can bring your pet to Hampden Square in Bethesda.  You will love having your pet here and going to lunch at Mon Ami Gabi or having hand-crafted pre-prohibition style cocktails at Silver, where they actually cater to dogs! Go for a walk on the Capital Crescent Trail or get your dog groomed at Bone Jour!

You will love sitting on your private terrace with your morning cup of coffee and your pup by your side!


There are four units on the first floor that are less than 1000 square feet (870-951 square feet).  The largest unit is 205 which is 2059 square feet.  In between are three units that are between Living Room1035 and 1150 square feet, thirteen units that are between 1200 and 1300 square feet, one that is 1307 square feet and twelve units that are between 1500 and 1600 square feet. There also are two units that are between 1600 and 1625 square feet and one unit that is 2036 square feet.  Some of the larger units like #102 and #103 are bilevel homes with two bedrooms and two and a half baths.

You will love the big terraces and walk in laundry rooms (with side by side washers and dryers) and the extra storage rooms!  Parking is no problem either with the garage entrance right next door.


Unit 102 – a two level unit


Unit 103 – a two level unit

What is Near Hampden Square in Bethesda?

Everything that you want or need is right outside your door. If you would rather get in a run or a long bike ride, the Capital Crescent Trail three blocks away Since this is Bethesda, you know that all the restaurants and movie theaters and shops of downtown Bethesda are just outside the door! Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city – but at the Hampden Square condos you have great shops and restaurants on the ground floor of your building! Mon Ami Gabi, True Food, Paul, Silver and Chop’t are all right there. Besides the restaurants along Woodmont Avenue, there are great restaurants nearby like Moby Dick’s on Wisconsin Avenue or Fong Lin just few blocks away.  The Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids are there to decorate your new home. Target is just four or five blocks away!

If you like to cook, you will never lack for supplies. The Safeway on Bradley Boulevard is just down the street at the corner of Arlington Road. Trader Joe’s is four blocks away on Wisconsin Avenue, and the Giant is three blocks away on Arlington and Bethesda Avenue.  Harris Teeter has finally opened in Bethesda just south of NIH and Walter Reed and has been joined by a full sized Trader Joe’s.  Small shops abound too!  There are a fish market, a great pastry and bakery, and a wonderful wine store on Bethesda Avenue.

You can leave your car in the garage and walk to the Bethesda Metro, Walter Reed or NIH. Stroll to Mon Ami Gabi and Jaleo or take in a movie and then grab an ice cream next door at Hagen Daz.  The condos at Hampden Square are perfect as a pied a terre or for someone downsizing from a large home in Potomac or Chevy Chase but still wanting lots of entertaining space.

Suburban Hospital is about three mile away.  Suburban Hospital is part of the Johns Hopkins Hospital network and has an excellent pediatric emergency room.

What’s for Sale at Hampden Square in Bethesda?

With only 37 units, there may not be any condos for sale at any given time.  To see what is available right now, just click here. 

What Has Sold Recently at Hampden Square

Unit 802 with two bedrooms and two baths and 1572 square feet sold for $700,000 in February 2022. Five units sold in 2021.  The largest and most expensive was unit 102, a two level condo with 1619 square feet and two bedrooms and two and a half baths, which sold for $1,007,500 in October 2021.  The least expensive unit to sell was unit 402 which sold for $620,000 in September 2021.  Unit 402 had 1563 square feet and two bedrooms and two baths.

Schools for Hampden Square

Children who live at the Hampden Square in downtown Bethesda attend Bethesda Elementary (home to a great Sunday morning farmers’ market), Westland Middle School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. BCC’s International Baccalaureate program is a great draw to that high school.

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).

In addition, there are lots of private and parochial schools to choose from, such as the Stone Ridge or Georgetown Prep.   For more information on schools, just click here.

Condo Fee at Hampden Square in Bethesda

patio at Hampden SquareThe condo fee for unit 802, a 1572 square foot unit, was $1219.28 in early 2022.  The fee for unit 102, with 1895 square feet, was $1387 in the fall of 2021.   The condo fee covers water and sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance and maintenance of the common areas, exercise room, the terrace and the party room.

Major Employers

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. The condos at the Edgemoor at Arlington are not only close to 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.

Similar Condos

Hampden Square in downtown Bethesda is a small building in comparison to other luxury buildings in Bethesda.  For example, the Cheval, the Hampden and the Edgemoor at Arlington. are similar in size.  Others like the Somerset complex are larger.  If you are looking for a luxury building in Bethesda you might consider Somerset, the  Adagio, the Darcy, or newer buildings like the Lauren, Stonehall, The Ritz Carleton in Chevy Chase,  Quarry Springs,  Lionsgate or the Cheval nearby.

Do You want to Sell your Condo at Hampden Square

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 Hampden Square in Bethesda.

Market Reports

If you would like detailed demographic information about Bethesda as well as school reports or market trends and statistics (including recent sales in the area) just ask!

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In 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.

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