West Lake Park Condominium is a friendly community at 7425 Democracy Blvd in Bethesda. The condos are near the green space of Cabin John Park and a beautiful lake, just a short walk to all that the Westfield Montgomery Mall. If you want a sense of community you will love West Lake Park, which is small with only 81 units. It seems particularly friendly here and you certainly will get to know your neighbors and make new friends.

Why Choose West Lake Park

West Lake Park Condominium is a perfect choice if you are looking for an affordable mid-century modern condo in Bethesda. You can find all the homes for sale or rent at West Lake Park  near the Westfield Montgomery Mall.  Since  West Lake Park is a small community near Montgomery Mall, I-270 and the Beltway there may not be any homes for sale at the moment – but check back again if this is where you want to live or give the Lise Howe Group a call and lets talk about your wants, needs, and dreams.

Built in 1975, West Lake Park Condominium offers spacious condos with balconies or patios and washers and dryers in the units.  For example, the two bedroom 2 bath units have 1241 square feet of living space.  The one bedroom one bath units have approximately 900 square feet of space.  The kitchens are large enough for a small table and the master bedroom has a walk in closet.   The spaciousness combined with a reasonable price make these condos very desirable to a savvy consumer.

Other condo communities nearby that you might consider are Lakeside Terrace, a similar low rise community, Chelsea Towers and Westlake Tower, and Spring Lake.  If you would like to see any of the condos near Westfield Montgomery Mall, just give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577!

What is Near West Lake Park Condominium?

West Lake Park Condos is just a few blocks from Montgomery Mall (or Westfield Mall as it is now called.)  This Mall has undergone a recent transformation with the addition of lots of new stores.

If you are still hungry, look no further than the restaurants at the Wildwood Shopping Center, like Oakville Grille, Le Pain Quotidienne, and Chop’t – and don’t forget the new Pike and Rose, just two miles away.  This blog would be too long if I included all the new shops and restaurants going in there.

You can’t always eat out though and occasionally you need a grocery store!  The Giant at Democracy and Old Georgetown is there for staples (although it could certainly be updated!) and Balducci’s is across the street for all the gourmet items and wine you could ever want.

Enough about food! West Lake Park is just at the edge of Cabin John Regional Park.  

Cabin John is one of Montgomery County’s best combinations of nature, sports and recreation. The park encompasses athletic fields, including the beautiful Shirley Povich Field, a full-service ice-skating rink; indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and many picnic areas, trails and camp sites. Kids of all ages can enjoy summer ball games and the miniature train that runs through the park. Many of the facilities are wheelchair accessible. From nature programs and hiking to playgrounds, sports and baseball – Cabin John has something for everyone!

 

Commuting from West Lake Park

Not everyone in a family all work in the same location and follow the same commuting patterns.  In fact, many people don’t go to the same office every day!  You may work in Virginia and upper Montgomery County, sometimes all in the same week. Some family members may head off to College Park for classes while others are driving to Leesburg or flying out of Dulles.  Being tucked into a quiet subdivision twenty minutes from the nearest commuting road just doesn’t cut it!

Located close to the Beltway and I-270, this is the place to be for today’s commuter.  You are just two minutes from the entrance to the Beltway and 270 and from there you can go north to Frederick, south to Virginia, Dulles and Leesburg, and east to Baltimore, College Park and Prince Georges County.

Getting to Walter Reed Medical Center is a breeze and doesn’t even require getting on the highway! This is really a commuter’s dream.

And if you haven’t been to your office for two years or more, imagine how lovely working from home will be in your spacious condo with big windows, lots of light, and a balcony or patio!

You can find condos for sale in West Lake Park (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20817 zipcode on my website, www.thelisehowegroup.com. West Lake Park is the place to be for access to transportation and shopping!

If you would like new construction, be sure to check that out here. There are several choices for new townhome construction in the 20817 zip code!  Here are all the condos for sale in the 20817 zip code.

Condo Fee at West Lake Park Condominium

West Lake park condominium poolIn the fall of 2019, the condo fee for a two bedroom two bath condo of approximately 1250 square feet is $628.00 monthly.  The fee for a 1241 square foot unit in 2021 is $630.00.  The condo fee for a 900 square foot one bedroom one bath condo was $415.00 a month.  In 2021, the condo fee for a 900 square foot one bedroom one bath is $437 a month.  That fee includes exterior maintenance, access to the lake, storage bins, pool, tennis, master insurance and grounds maintenance. 

Pet Policy

Arthur at the AdagioIf you want to bring your four legged best friend to your new home, then West Lake Park condos are for you!  Surrounded by lots of green space and just a short drive to the Cabin John Park and its dog park, this is a perfect place for your four legged best friend to call home!  For more pet-friendly buildings, give the Bethesda Condo Queen a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at Lise@lisehowe.com.

Schools

West Lake Park is in the Walter Johnson High School Cluster.  Walter Johnson was just recognized as the 6th best high school in the entire state of Maryland.  Children living here attend Ashburton Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School, and Walter Johnson High School. Nearby private schools include Holton Arms, Landon, Primary Day and Georgetown Prep. To find out more about the local schools, just click here to see a full school report!

Looking for a New Home?

Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at West Lake Park or anywhere else in the DC metro area. Whether you are moving across the country and relocating to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, or if you are simply trying to find a perfect place to call home, we can help you.  We can find you not only a great home but a good deal! Give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email the Bethesda Condo Queen at  lise@lisehowe.com. Too impatient to call? Start your search right here for all the homes listed in the DC area. Other condo communities nearby that you might consider are Lakeside Terrace, a similar low rise community, Chelsea Towers and Westlake Tower, and Spring Lake.  If you would like to see any of the condos near Westfield Montgomery Mall, just give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577! Remember – Realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow are frequently out of date.  Don’t be disappointed by falling in love with a home on those sites that sold a year ago.  Homes listed on www.thelisehowegroup.com are always up to date. Here are all the condos for sale in the 20817 zip code.

Market Trends in 20817

If you want more information about the 20817 zip code and market trends there, just click here.  Market trends are like the weather.  They just keep changing!  For example, the March 2016 market suggested a softening of demand and an increase in inventory.  The median sold price for condos and coops in Bethesda was $299,900, representing a decrease of 6.1%  compared to February and an increase of 3.4% from March 2015. The average days on market for units sold in March was 103 days, 46% above the five year average of 71 days.

In August 2019 the median sold price for condos and coops in the 20817 zip code was $328,950, representing a 20.5% increase from the previous month and a 13.4% increase from the same time in 2018.  The average days on market in August 2019 was 71 days versus the five year average of 64 days.

Fast forward to late 2021, the median sold price for Condo & Coop properties for October was $245,000, representing a decrease of 3.9% compared to last month and a decrease of 18.1% from Oct 2020.  COVID was clearly taking its toll on condos in Bethesda! The average days on market for units sold in October was 14 days, 70% below the 5-year October average of 47 days. There was a 20% month over month decrease in new contract activity with 8 New Pendings; a 40%
MoM increase in All Pendings (new contracts + contracts carried overfrom September) to 7; and no change in supply with 13 active units.

This activity resulted in a Contract Ratio of 0.54 pendings per active listing, up from 0.38 in September and a decrease from 0.56 in October 2020. The Contract Ratio is 7% higher than the 5-year October average of 0.51. A higher Contract Ratio signifies a relative increase in contract activity compared to supply, and indicates the
market is moving in the seller’s favor.

Selling Your West Lake Park Condo

If you have a home to sell at West Lake Park, we should definitely talk! We are always looking for homeowners who are ready to move! Please give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com to receive a market evaluation of your home at West Lake Park.  With recent movements in the Bethesda real estate market, you may be pleasantly surprised by the value of your home. Find out Howe Real Estate Should Be when you talk with the Lise Howe Group.

Some days you may feel like the market is enough to make your head spin!  Is the market up or is the market down? Is it a buyer market or a seller market? 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 Bethesda (or anywhere else in the market area) 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 or condo.

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