Landon Woods in the Whitman HS area offers a variety of single family home styles, making it a perfect community if you are relocating to the DC metro area or specifically to Montgomery County Maryland.

Whitman HS – Why You Want to Relocate There!

Walt Whitman High School is a public high school located in Bethesda MD. It is named after the 19th-century American poet Walt Whitman.  The school serves grades 9-12 for the Montgomery County public school system.

The school opened in the fall of 1962 with 1,418 students. Designed by local architectural firm McLeod, Ferrara & Ensign, it was built on 17 levels, with a central courtyard and a noteworthy geodesic dome for its gymnasium.  (It was fun to fly over Bethesda on your way home and look out an airplane window and see the dome.  You knew exactly where you were!)

The school was rebuilt from 1992-1993 and the landmark geodesic dome sadly was lost to history!   The school expanded in 2021 with a 75,000 sq ft  addition, including 18 new classrooms.

Whitman students average a score of 1312 on the SAT, averaging 654 on the verbal section and 659 on the math section.  As of 2024, Whitman is the 2nd-ranked high school in Maryland and the 139th-ranked nationwide, according to U.S News and World Report.  (Sometimes Churchill or Walter Johnson may rank higher, but Whitman is never far from the top.)

Walt Whitman High School primarily serves students in Bethesda but also small numbers of students in Potomac and Glen Echo.  One middle school and five elementary schools feed into Whitman HS.

  • Thomas W. Pyle MS
    • Bannockburn ES
    • Bradley Hills ES
    • Burning Tree ES
    • Carderock Springs ES
    • Wood Acres ES


Relocating to Bethesda, MD – Why Landon Woods

If you are relocating to Bethesda MD or even to the DC area, it is hard to figure out where to look for a home.  Many people – even those without children – choose a neighborhood based on the quality of the schools and proximity to transportation – whether metro, bus or major roads to the airport.  Landon Woods checks all those boxes.  It is in a great school district – Whitman HS, Pyle MS and Burning Tree ES.  It is close to buses and River Road which takes you to the Beltway and then to Dulles, BWI and Reagan National Airports.  There is a bus that runs along Wilson Lane which will take you to the Bethesda Metro and to all the shops and restaurants in downtown Bethesda.


What is for Sale in Landon Woods?

There are lots of newly renovated or newly built homes in Landon Woods.  To find homes currently on the market, just click here.

Because Landon Woods is such a perfect neighborhood to locate to, the homes that have been on the market in the past year or two have all been new builds or significantly renovated.  Prices range from $2M to over $3M (with one exception of an original home on Wilson Lane for just under $1M.)  Most of them are the typical new construction – Craftsman style in greys and whites with at least a two car garage – and sometimes with front porches. Many of the older homes from the 1950s have been replaced with new constructions, providing modern amenities and designs. Despite the new developments, the area has retained its mature trees and beautiful landscaping, offering a picturesque and serene environment.




What’s Near Landon Woods?

Landon Woods is just east of Wilson Lane and south of Bradley Blvd.  It is approximately a five to ten minute drive to downtown Bethesda with lots of restaurants and shopping plus the metro which will take you downtown easily.  It is also a five to ten minute drive south to the Clara Barton parkway which provides access to the Potomac River and to the C&O Canal, a great place to walk or bike.  South of River Road along MacArthur Blvd is the Glen Echo Park and Clara Barton’s home.  Glen Echo Park is home to art shows, puppet theaters and a small cafe.  Glen Echo is also home to the Irish Inn at Glen Echo, which frequently has live music to go along with the Guinness and Irish cooking.

If You Aren’t Sure Where to Live – Let’s Talk

Choosing a home when you are relocating to a new area can be difficult.  You don’t know what you don’t know – but you probably have a sense of what is important to you.  Hiring the right Realtor – a relocation specialist – is a good move!  The right Realtor – experienced in helping people moving to a new area – can help you communicate what your priorities are – and then identify neighborhoods that will match those priorities.

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