Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda is a small community of 72 garden style condos on Sentinel Drive hidden away between Massachusetts Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard off Sangamore Road. The community is close to the Shops at Sumner Place, the canal and downtown Bethesda.

Why Live at Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda?

The Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda is a small community of 72 condos located off Sentinel Drive between Massachusetts Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard – perfect for getting to know your neighbors! Certainly getting downtown is easy from Sumner Court and access to the major airports is a breeze.

Adjacent to Sumner Court is the small shopping area, the Shops at Sumner Place, with restaurants, doctors’ offices, a large Safeway food store, a CVS store, Ballet Petit, service businesses, and many smaller shops and places to dine or have coffee. Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city.

If you like running or hiking, this is a perfect location.  It is very close to the Capital Crescent Trail, the C&O Canal, and the Little Falls Trailway.  Kayaking is so easy with the canal nearly in your backyard!

Amenities, Floor Plans and Condo Fee

Although the Sumner Court Condos are a small community, it still has a pool, grills, picnic area and a playground.  The garden style condos have either private patio or a balcony.  There are shared laundry facilities and storage units.

The condo fee in 2021 for a two bedroom unit with 1017 square feet was $660 each month.  The condo fee includes Common Area Maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Insurance, Management, Reserve Funds, Water and Sewer, Electricity and Gas, Heat and Snow Removal.

Most of the units at Sumner Court are two bedroom one bath units ranging between 1017 and 1020 square feet.  Here is some sample floor plans.


What is Near Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda?

Next to the Sumner Square Condos is the small shopping area, the Shops at Sumner Place, with restaurants, doctors’ offices, a large Safeway food store, a CVS store, Ballet Petit, service businesses, and many smaller shops and places to dine or have coffee. Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city.

Glen Echo Park
CarouselJust a short drive up MacArthur Blvd from Sumner Square is Glen Echo Park.  Originally a Chautauqua retreat, then an amusement park, this National Park is now host to a variety of arts, environmental and history programs. Take an art class or enjoy a puppet show or theater performance at Adventure Theater with your family and then celebrate the day with a carousel ride. Learn to dance at the Spanish Ballroom or learn about nature from one of the park rangers.

The C & O Canal & Towpath
A neighborhood treasure for walking, boating, and a wealth of outdoor activities.

Little Falls Branch of the Montgomery County Library
The Little Falls library is nearby on Massachusetts Avenue.

Sumner Court condos are a 7 min drive Bethesda Row and a 12 min drive NIH -National Institutes of Health.  Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is only 15 minutes away and a 20 minute drive to Georgetown.  Hard to believe that you can get to DCA – Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in just 22 minutes.

Schools for Sumner Court

The children who live at Sumner Court Condos go to Woodacres Elementary, Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School.

Whitman High 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 center courtyard and a famed geodesic dome for its gymnasium. A Ford Foundation grant underwrote the design and construction of the dome.

In 1981, a 1,176-seat auditorium was added to the school. In 1992, the geodesic dome and all other buildings except for the auditorium were demolished and construction began on a new school building, which opened in fall 1993.

In 2021, a 75,000-square-foot addition was completed which added 18 new classrooms to the school, which opened in the fall of 2021,

Pet Policy

Pets are welcome at Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda.

What is for Sale Now at Sumner Court

With only 72 homes in the Sumner Court Condos it is likely that there will only be one or two homes on the market during any given year.  If there is a home for sale now, you will find it here.

To find what has sold recently you can also click here. 


Similar Condos

The Sumner Court Condos in Bethesda are spacious mid century modern units typically with 1017 to 1020 square feet. (There are a few one bedrooms but not many.)   Surface parking is plentiful and the community is near shopping and parks.  The condo fee which is approximately $660 for the two bedroom units covers utilities, master insurance and exterior maintenance. Since there are only 72 units, however, you may not be able to find the unit of your dreams here.  In that case, you might want to consider some of the condos near Westfield Montgomery Mall like Lakeshore Townhomes at Parthenon Court,  Chelsea Towers, Westlake Towers, the Promenade, Kenwood Place, Kenwood House, the Whitehall or the condos at Parkside near the Grosvenor Metro.

Major Employers

Major employers in Bethesda include Marriott, the Walter Reed Medical Center, The Howard Hughes Institute, The National Institutes of Health, Capital One Bank, GEICO,  Lockheed Martin, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The condos at Sumner Court are close the Beltway and I-270, so that you can always get around the metro area from here.

Market Reports

If you would like detailed demographic information about Bethesda as well as school reports or market trends and statistics (including recent sales in the area) just ask us at or call us at 240-401-5577!

Do You Want to Sell Your Condo at Sumner Court?

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. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your Bethesda home  We would love to help you sell your townhome at Sumner Court.

Do You Need to Talk 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   Looking forward to talking with you!

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