Kenwood Forest has a history that dates back to Washington’s days in the late 1940s! After World War II, the metro area was filled with thousands of returning veterans and their joyful families. Their pressing need for housing spurred the local governments to support the construction of new apartment communities throughout the area, like Chevy Chase’s 650+ Bradley Boulevard Apartments. Similar communities were built at McLean Gardens in North West Washington and Shirlington Village in Northern Virginia.
After 30 years as garden apartments, the community was looking rather tired and in need of a face lift! In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Holladay Corporation transformed the Bradley Boulevard Apartments into the nearly 400 town homes in Kenwood Forest I and II. The two communities are similar in construction and appearance but they are managed by two separate condo associations.
With a variety of floorplans and facades, there are studio and one bedroom garden style condos, and
two, three or four bedroom town homes on two or three levels. Some of the town houses have brick facades, while others have siding painted in neutral grays, yellows and sage greens.
Situated along Bradley Boulevard, Hillandale, Offutt, Chevy Chase Drive, and Willett Parkway, Kenwood Forest II is the larger community. Homes on Kenwood Forest Lane, and Fairfax Road are in Kenwood Forest I. In both communities, the homes are set back in quiet courtyards that underscore the communities’ serenity.
Why Live in Kenwood Forest?
Since the community is just on the edge of downtown Bethesda, the town homes are separated from all the hustle and bustle – and on going construction – that defines Bethesda today. The homes all face green courtyards that feel like an island of peace in a busy world. Better yet, since the low condo fee includes landscaping and yard care, you can enjoy the greenery without having to work on it!
The neighborhood remains prized for its proximity to the shops, restaurants, and movie theaters of downtown Bethesda, the Capital Crescent Trail, the Metro, Norwood Park, and the Bethesda pool.
Clearly there is plenty to love here.
Where Do Kenwood Forest Children Go to School?
Children who live in Kenwood Forest I or II (and there are many living here now!) attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle School and Bethesda -Chevy Chase High School. The Somerset Elementary bus picks up in the community. Nearby private schools include Holton Arms, Landon, Georgetown Prep, Stone Ridge and Sidwell Friends.
What is the Pet Policy at Kenwood Forest?
Pets are welcomed.
Be sure to call Lise Howe at 240-401-5577. With nearly thirty years experience selling homes in Bethesda and Chevy Chase and particularly in Kenwood Forest, Lise knows the values better here than any other DC area Realtor and can even find a home for you before it is listed! Let’s start today. Call for a free, no-obligation consultation at 240-401-5577. Whatever your housing goals, we’re here to help.
Here is the list of all the homes currently on the market.