Avenel in Potomac has a style of home for nearly everyone from townhomes to single families. There are fourteen “villages” from which to choose with different architectural styles and different price points. Avenel, built in the 1980s-1990s, is at Bradley and Persimmon Tree. If you are interested in homes for sale in Avenel, just keep reading.

Homes for Sale Now in Avenel

Abbey Terrace in Avenel

Abbey Terrace – is a community of Georgian homes on 1/4 acre lots and larger, overlooking the 5th fairway of the golf course and just off Avenel Farm Drive, one of the major streets. The homes in Abbey Terrace have classic architectural styling and details which set them apart from the rest of Avenel.  If you are looking for homes for sale in Avenel, definitely check this area out.

Chartwell in Avenel

The homes in Chartwell have always struck me as being as solid as a bank building.  This is Chartwell in Avenel Lise Howe Keller Williams Capital Properties 240401-5577another small community of homes, described as neoclassical, located long the 6th and 7th fairways of Avenel at the far west end of the community.

The homes at Chartwell were built in the late 1980s and are off Oaklyn Drive, the main street through Avenel.

Deer Hollow and Eagle Ridge in Avenel

If you are looking for a small community in Avenel, Deer Hollow may be just right! This community has only five homes in it!  Deer Hollow is on the third fairway very close to the Avenel Park, a community park of soccer and ball fields. Eagle Ridge is a distinctive community within Avenel.  It is on the far south side of Avenel with a separate entrance off MacArthur Boulevard. Eagle Ridge is a heavily wooded and hilly community next to the Rock Run Stream Valley Park and the 10th, 11th and 12th fairways.  It affords easy access to downtown Washington by the Clara Barton Parkway and the Beltway provides easy access to Virginia and further up into Montgomery County.  If you are looking for a particularly large home, you will likely find it in Eagle Ridge on a larger than usual lot.

Oaklyn Woods and Players Crossing

Oaklyn Woods is a village adjacent to the 4th and 5th fairways with homes on lots ranging from a half acre to an acre.  Homes in Oaklyn Woods offer a varied architectural style since some of them were built for specific owners or as spec houses rather than part of a larger development by a single builder.  Players Crossing  is a community of “cityhomes” or townhomes built by Mitchell and Best, a popular local builder, with many of their trademark features like screened porches and step down living rooms.  These homes have garages typically in front of the homes.  These homes are along the 13th and 15th fairways and some overlook a little lake.

Players Turning and Pleasant Gate in Avenel

Players Turning is a separate village, featuring a collection of homes built between Avenel Park and the 4th Fairway. These are large homes built in a traditional style.

Pleasant Gate is a lovely collection of three level cape cods, each with a finished basement Pleasant Gate in Avenel, Lise Howe Keller WIlliams Capital Properties 240-401-5577and four bedrooms.  They were originally built as moderately priced dwelling units (MPDUs), offering a chance for some to live in Avenel who could otherwise not afford the homes.

These homes are off of Oaklyn and very close to the Avenel Park and the equestrian center. There is ample off street parking and many of the homes have small patios behind them for grilling and summer dinners with friends.  Because this is a small community, there are not many Pleasant Gate homes for sale in Avenel in any given month.

Prescott at Avenel and Rapley Preserve

Prescott was build by the well regarded Washington builder, Sam Pardoe, as one of his last Beman Woods Wayprojects before his death around 1990.  These townhomes and single family homes back to the golf course, giving you a perfect view of the tournaments played here or the Canadian geese meandering across the course. These beautifully finished townhomes and single family homes on small lot sizes are particularly appealing to anyone downsizing into a home with less upkeep.


Rapley Preserve, LiseHowe Keller Williams Capital Properties, 240401-5577

Rapley Preserve was one of the last communities in Avenel to be completed.  With a gate at the entrance, Rapley Preserve offers a level of privacy and exclusivity within Avenel that none of the other villages provides.  These are all custom homes on up to two acres.  Since this is a closed community, you really do have the sense of a neighborhood here.  With the larger lot sizes come the larger price tags.  Rapley Preserve is one of the more expensive communities within Avenel.

Saunders Gate and the Gates in Avenel

Saunders Gate, one of the earliest villages to be completed,  is part of Avenel, but it is physically separated from Avenel, making it technically part of the overall community without feeling integrated into it.  It is on the northeast side of Avenel, running off of Persimmon Tree across from the Congressional Country Club golf course. These are large homes on two acres.

The Gates is another collection of homes perfect for someone hoping to avoid  the landscaping chores and upkeep of a traditional single family home.  These courtyard homes and single family homes are grouped into brick walled clusters at the eastern edge of Avenel.  The homes are tucked between the 13th fairway and the Rock Run Stream valley.

What is the Value of Your Avenel Home in Potomac?

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 comparitive 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.