Westwood Mews in Bethesda is near the intersection of Westbard Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue, close to shopping and nature. The Westwood Mews community is next to the Capital Crescent Trail, close to the Bethesda library, and just a mile from the DC District line.
Why Choose Westwood Mews
If you are looking for a small solidly built townhouse community set in a quiet part of Bethesda and close to lots of green space, then the Westwood Mews townhomes are definitely a place to consider! Located at the intersection of Massachusetts and Westbard Avenues, the Westbard Mews community is next to the Capital Crescent Trail and the Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park Trail, close to the Bethesda library, and just a mile from the DC District line.
The twenty four townhomes at Westwood Mews in Bethesda were built in 1983 with living space ranging from 1682 square feet to 2314 square feet on three levels. Some have inground basements while others are all above ground. The townhouses have three to four bedrooms with three full baths and a half bath. Private brick patios offer outdoor space and room for griling in the summer and al fresco dining.
You will love the classic detailing of Westwood Mews, such as two fireplaces in each home, the wainscoting and crown molding, the hardwood floors, and the spacious floorplans.
What is Near Westwood Mews in Bethesda
Although the Westwood Mews townhomes are located on Crown Street just off Westbard Avenue near Little Falls, a very quiet area of Bethesda, the community is close to downtown Bethesda along the Little Falls Parkway and Dorset where you can shop at stores like Anthropologie and grab a cup of coffee too. Washington and Friendship Heights are close too – just about 2 miles away. Metro access is available at both the Bethesda station and Friendship Heights. Lots of buses run up and down River Road on a frequent basis, also providing quick access to Friendship Heights or Montgomery Mall.
The Capital Crescent Trail and the Little Falls Branch Stream Valley Park Trail, are down the hill of Westbard and Massachusetts Aves. In a matter of a few steps, you can be on your way to Georgetown or into Bethesda! Get your bike or your roller blades – there is no place better for a little relaxation than the Capital Crescent Trail!
Grocery shopping is readily available at the Whole Foods just three blocks up River Road and at the Giant at Westbard, just up the street.
There are not many restaurants immediately nearby other than Ledo’s, but that will be rectified once Westbard Square is developed.
The Westwood Mews in Bethesda is a great place to call home. If you want quiet and serenity with beautiful views from your window, this is the place to be. You can find homes for sale at Westwood Mews (if there are any available today) as well as all available condos for sale in Bethesda or Chevy Chase on my website.
Go down Massachusetts Avenue to Millie’s for great food evocative of Nantucket or grab a pizza at Pizzeria Paradiso. Then you can do your shopping at Crate and Barrel for furniture and pick up all your deli food from Wagshall’s across the street!
Plans for Westbard Square
Manhattan-based Equity One plans to develop Westbard Square, which will be 1.29 million square feet of residential properties and about 510,000 square feet of commercial property . The 24.45 acres marked for redevelopment include the site of a former Manor Care nursing home, two gas stations, the Bowlmor Lanes, the Westwood Shopping Center (a one-story strip mall anchored by a Giant supermarket), the Westwood II office building and associated surface and structure parking.
At the Manor Care site, EYA is planning to build 34 townhouses. Replacing Bowlmor will be a 122-foot tall, mixed-use building with street-level retail and commercial topped by residential. Westwood II is planned for residential over retail, while the strip center will be redeveloped with townhouses, retail (Giant included), commercial, and civic space.
A 15-story multifamily building, Westwood Towers, will remain, with additional mixed-use buildings added to that property at 5401 Westbard Ave.
Initially, the construction of Phase 1 of the Westbard development was scheduled to begin back in 2020. Phase 1 consists of a new Giant grocery store with a multi-level parking garage along with additional retail and restaurant spaces. Since there are very few restaurants in that part of Bethesda, the creation of new restaurants will be welcomed.
Construction was delayed when COVID hit, and no one was sure when construction would actually start. However, by March 2022, construction is clearly underway. The stores to the left of the Giant (the Capital One bank and the Rite-Aid) are gone and that end of the shopping center has turned into a massive construction site. Throughout the rest of the area, stores are shuttering in anticipation of the new development.
The Westbard Square website offers an updated construction schedule.
What Is for Sale at Westwood Mews?
Since there are only 24 homes in the Westwood Mews condominium community, there may not be any homes on the market at the moment. To see what is for sale – or what has sold recently, click here.
Condo Fee at Westwood Mews
The condo fee covers common area maintenance and lawn care. exterior building maintenance, management, reserve funds, water and sewer, trash, master insurance, and snow removal.
The condo fee for a three level townhome with 1694 square feet was $330 a month in 2021.
The Westbard Mews townhomes are in the Whitman HS district. Children who live here attend the Woodacres elementary school, Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School.
Major employers in Bethesda include Marriott, the Walter Reed Medical Center, The Howard Hughes Institute, GEICO, 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.
Pets are permitted at Westwood Mews and you will love walking your dog on the Capital Crescent Trail.
Do You Want to Sell Your Home at Westwood Mews in Bethesda?
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. We would love to help you sell your home at Westbard Mews in Bethesda.
Do You Want to Speak with 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to talking with you!