The Crest in Bethesda is a small community of three level townhomes at Western Avenue between River Road and Massachusetts Avenue. Although the Crest is just a short walk to Friendship Heights, the community is quiet and filled with trees and green space.

Why Choose the Crest in Bethesda

The Crest in Bethesda is a small community of 37 townhomes built in the late 1960s.  The units range in size from approximately 1300 square feet on the top two levels to nearly 1850 square feet.  (Montgomery County does not count the basement level of townhomes in their tax records. The homes are solid and classic in design.  They typically have three bedrooms upstairs and three levels, although of course, there is always the exception to the rule.  For example, 4911 Crescent Street only has two bedrooms and two baths upstairs.  In contrast, 4910 Western Avenue, the largest unit in the Crest, has four bedrooms and three and a half baths with 1832 square feet of space.

The Crest is great for someone who wants a townhome lifestyle close to the DC line, Friendship Heights and downtown Bethesda.  To see what homes are currently on the market, if any, just click here. 

Condo Fee and Amenities

With such a small community, the Crest in Bethesda does not have a pool or an exercise room. The condo fee, which in 2022, was approximately $400-$500 a month.  The condo fee covers management, road maintenance, common area maintenance, master insurance, snow removal, some exterior building maintenance, and trash removal.

Pet Policy

The Crest allows pets.  To see what homes are currently on the market, if any, just click here. 


Children living at The Crest in Bethesda attend Westbrook Elementary, Westland Middle School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Many parents want their children to attend BCC because it has the International Baccalaureate program.   To see what homes are currently on the market at The Crest, if any, just click here. 

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 Washington Episcopal,  Georgetown Day School, Little Flower, Holton Arms, Landon and Concord Hill. For all the information you need about the local schools, just click here.

What is Near the Crest in Bethesda?

grass at the Crest The Crest is between River Road and Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, just a short mile stroll to Friendship Heights along Wisconsin Avenue.  The Crest is also close to Spring Valley with great restaurants there like Milie’s and Wagshall’s and another mile or so to Glen Echo. Metro access is available at Friendship Heights. Lots of buses run up and down Massachusetts Avenue on a frequent basis, also providing quick access to downtown Washington DC.

Grocery shopping is readily available at the Whole Foods stores on River Road and on Willard and at the Giant at Westbard, about a mile away.  In addition to the Whole Foods on River Road you can have a pizza dinner at Ledo’s and finish it off with a trip to Sarah’s Handmade Ice cream or pick up bagels at Georgetown Bagels.  If you would rather go to Spring Valley, there is Millies for ice cream, Nantucket style chowder, salads, and drinks on the patio.  Pizza? Got you covered there with Pizzeria Paradisio on Massachusetts Ave. There are lots of banks nearby, including the SunTrust and the Bank of America next door on River Road.  This whole part of Bethesda will undergo a major renovation in the next few years with Westbard becoming a small town center offering high rise condos and apartments, new restaurants and shops.

Geico headquarters are less than a mile away, and then in Friendship Heights is the local Microsoft headquarters, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels.  Of course, Marriott Headquarters, NIH and Walter Reed are just about two miles away in downtown Bethesda.

Major Employers Nearby

marriott HeadquartersMajor 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 Kenwood is just a short distance 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.

What is for Sale Now at The Crest in Bethesda?

To see what homes are currently on the market, if any, just click here. 

Recent Sales at The Crest in Bethesda

4917 Crescent Street sold in early January 2022 for $900,000.  It has 1664 square feet with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, two fireplaces and a private patio.  4912 Western Avenue sold in November 2021 for $910,000 with 1832 square feet, four bedrooms, three and a half baths.  4932 Western Avenue sold in March 2021 for $925,000 with 1602 square feet of living space on the top two floors.

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 us at or call us at 240-401-5577!

Do You Want to Sell Your Home at The Crest?

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 home at the Crest in Bethesda.

Do You Need a Realtor?

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.

Kitchen at the CrestIn 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!

Similar Townhomes

If there are no townhomes for sale at the Crest at the moment and you are really ready to buy a home, then you might check out homes at Whitley Park, Kenwood Forest, the Hamlet, Westlake Terrace, Grosvenor Mews, Camelot Mews, Quarry Ridge, or Westbard Mews.


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