Sumner Village Condos in Bethesda are perfect if you are looking for a quiet community surrounded by trees and walking paths, but still close to shops, restaurants and commuting routes. Sumner Village is just a few miles to downtown Bethesda so you can have it all here! You will be close to all the activity of downtown Bethesda but still enjoying the serenity of natural settings close to the Canal and the park. You definitely should be looking at SUMNER VILLAGE, Sentinel Drive, Bethesda, MD 20816!

Why Choose Sumner Village?

If you would love to live in the midst of nature, surrounded by interesting neighbors, your condo search begins and ends with the Sumner Village condos in Bethesda! Many people move here to the two or three bedroom condos at Sumner Village from larger homes in Bethesda, Potomac and other areas around the Beltway as their children move out and set up their own homes – but it is not exclusively an empty nester community! Children love the pool and tennis courts and walking paths and you will love your neighbors and the neighborhood.  Everyone else does!  To start your search for homes in Sumner Village, just click here.

Sumner Village is an architecturally distinctive condominium community, developed on a 28-acre tract of wooded land.  It is located just off Sangamore Road in Bethesda, between MacArthur Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue. The wooded areas and surrounding parkland protect Sumner Village from traffic noise and provide a buffer from surrounding neighborhoods.  You will love sitting on your balcony and watching the birds in the trees or the deer walking gracefully through the parkland across the street!  There is even a gate into the park that is accessible just for people who live at Sumner Village, so that it is easy to get to the Capital Crescent Trail that will take you all the way to Georgetown and the Little Falls Valley Stream Trail that wanders through the park from Massachusetts Avenue down to Sangamore Road!

Each building houses 24 to 28 apartments on four or five floors. There are 12 apartment styles ranging from 1360 to 2185 square feet.  You can select from several 2 or 3-bedroom designs, with 2 or 2 ½ baths, several with step down living rooms.  Features in many apartments include large foyers, 27-foot living rooms, wood burning fireplaces, walk-in closets, laundry rooms, and spacious balconies or terraces.

The Sumner Village website says that the residents of Sumner Village have always made up a diverse community.  It includes residents from government, non-profit, and business organizations. Among its residents, for example have been members of Congress, other government personnel and public servants, architects, lawyers, doctors, scientists, journalists, teachers, and embassy personnel.  Many residents have moved from homes in nearby communities.

Adjacent to Sumner Village on one side and just a short walk away is a small shopping area, the Shoppes at Sumner Place, with a large Safeway food store, a CVS store, Praline, a French restaurant and bakery, service businesses, and many smaller shops like Chico’s and Edible Arrangements 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.

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Amenities

There is more than just greenery and interesting people at Sumner Village.  You will love the friendly and helpful personnel at the entrance gate, the sparkling waters of the community pool, the tennis courts, the party room and meeting space, the picnic areas sheltered under tall trees, the walking paths that wind through the 28 acres that make up Sumner Village, the well used community center and popular library.

Sumner Village has two tennis courts, a large outdoor pool and a handsome, contemporary Community Center.  The Center includes a kitchen and bar, a library, an intimate atrium lounge with fireplace, and a common room overlooking the pool.  It also has saunas and a well-equipped exercise room.  For a fee, residents may use the Center for private parties.  On the grounds, gently lighted winding walkways for a pleasant stroll after dinner.

Sumner Village’s Community Association sponsors frequent activities in the Community Center, including morning coffees, book groups, dinners, evening functions with speakers, concerts and holiday events.

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Schools for Sumner Village

Children who live at Sumner Village go to Woodacres Elementary, Pyle Middle School and Whitman High School.  In addition there are many private schools nearby such as the Holton Arms School, Landon Boys School, Little Flower (a Catholic school from pre-K through middle school), and St. Bart’s (another Catholic school from pre-K through middle school.)

Pet Policy

It can’t get much better for pets and their owners than to live in a condo at Sumner Village.  Dogs will love walking around the 21 acres of green space. In addition you will find it easy to get to the Capital Crescent Trail or to the Canal for long walks all the way to Georgetown and back.  Cats are very happy here too.  The big picture window guarantee hours of entertainment watching the birds and squirrels in the trees that surround the condo buildings!

If you want information about other pet friendly buildings in Bethesda, just email us at lise@lisehowe.com or call us at 240-401-5577.  We understand how much you love your pet and will be glad to help you find the perfect building to call home.

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What is Near Sumner Village Condos

The Sumner Village Condominiums is just a few blocks from all that Friendship Heights has to offer and only a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda north along Wisconsin Avenue.. Metro access is available at the Friendship Heights metro stop.

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

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The C & O Canal & Towpath
A neighborhood treasure for walking, boating, and a wealth of outdoor activities.  This is a great place to walk your dog, kayak, see birds, and generally find some peace and serenity!  A walk on the canal or along the river is different every day as the seasons change and new wildlife appears.

Farmers Markets – You Will Never Be Hungry Here!

Bethesda Central Farm Market is located in bustling downtown Bethesda, on the lot of Bethesda Elementary School.  The market is one of the largest farmers markets in the region, hosting over 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round. The market is open year-round and features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and much more.

The Farm Women’s Co-op Market in at 7155 Wisconsin Ave, about 4 blocks north of Bradley Blvd. It has hours on Wednesdays and Saturdays all year indoors, and also on Sundays on “outdoor days.”   Since this whole area is slated for redevelopment, you should certainly get there soon!

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Glen Echo Park
Just a short drive up MacArthur Blvd from Sumner Village is Glen Echo Park.  up. Originally a Chautauqua retreat, then an amusement park, this National Park is now host to a variety of arts, environmental and history programs. Take a class in pottery, painting, photography, or glass art. Enjoy a puppet show or theater performance with your family and ride the historic carousel. Dance in our exquisite ballroom or refine your steps in one of our dance classes. Learn more about the environment while you play, or take a ranger-guided historic tour.

If you want a little history, you might check out Clara Barton’s home at 5801 Oxford Road in Glen Echo.  The Clara Barton National Historic Site, which includes the Clara Barton House, was established in 1974 to interpret the life of Clara Barton, an American pioneer teacher, nurse, and humanitarian who was the founder of the American Red Cross.

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The United States National Historic Site protects 9 acres (0.04 km2) of land at her Glen Echo home including the 38-room former residence of Barton. The site is managed by the George Washington Memorial Parkway. The first national historic site dedicated to the accomplishments of a woman, it preserves the early history of the American Red Cross and the last home of its founder. Clara Barton spent the last 15 years of her life in her Glen Echo home (1897-1912), and it served as an early headquarters of the American Red Cross as well.[2]

The National Park Service has restored eleven rooms, including the Red Cross offices, parlors and Clara Barton’s bedroom. Visitors to Clara Barton National Historic Site can gain a sense of how Barton lived and worked surrounded by all that went into her life’s work. Visitors to the site are led through the three levels on a guided tour emphasizing Barton’s use of her unusual home.

Irish Inn at Glen Echo

If you are hungry after you tour the Clara Barton House (once it reopens) you should definitely eat lunch at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo.  Between the great music in the evening, the Guiness (and other ales, beers and stouts) and Irish food like corned beef, salmon and bangers and mash, you will love this place.  In the warm weather you can eat outside on the covered porch! In the wintertime, it is a cozy place to connect with friends.

Sibley Hospital is about a mile away and the David Taylor Naval Center is less than five miles up MacArthur Boulevard.

The Sumner Village Condominiums are 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 condos for sale or rent at Sumner Village  (if there are any available today) as well as all the other homes available in the 20816 zipcode on my website.

What’s for Sale Now at Sumner Village?

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The Lise Howe Group can help you buy a condo at Sumner Village, when available. If you would like more information on any condo or townhouse community in Bethesda or Chevy Chase, Call our Cell 240-401-5577 today to set up a private buyer consultation! 

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Condo Fee and Amenities at Sumner Village

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Condo fees include common area maintenance, Exterior Building Maintenance, Lawn Maintenance, Management, Master Insurance Policy, Reserve Funds, Road Maintenance, Security, Water and Sewer, Snow Removal, Tennis Courts and Pool, Trash Removal, Exercise Room, Community Room, Walking Paths, Sauna, Security Gate

You might wonder what all this is going to cost.  The condo fee for a three bedroom two and a half bath unit with 1823 square feet was approximately $1338 a month in the fall of 2021.    A 1367 square foot two bedroom two bath unit had a condo fee of $919 in February 2022.  A 1524 square foot unit with two bedrooms and two baths had a condo fee of $1155 at the end of 2021.

What Has Sold Recently at Sumner Village?

All the amenities and green space have made Sumner Village a consistently popular place to live – and values are increasing steadily.  In 2014-2015, prices ranged from $775,000 for a 2170 square foot 3 bedroom 2.5 bath condo that was fully renovated in 2006 to $385,000 for 1686 square foot condo with two parking spaces.  In 2018 the least expensive unit that sold was a two bedroom two bathroom condo with 1391 square feet that sold for $385,000. The most expensive to sell in 2018 was a two bedroom, two and a half bath plus den unit with 2170 square feet that sold for $885,000. To find out how much your home at Sumner Village is worth, just call us at 240-401-5577.

In the first half of 2019, the most expensive unit to sell was a two bedroom, two and a half bath plus den unit with 2170 square feet which sold for $745,000.  This unit had two storage units and two parking spaces.  It had new carpet, but needed updates, including the kitchen and baths.  I can attest to the property condition of this property since I represented the buyers who are now so happy to call it home! Like many other owners in Sumner Village,  my buyers were downsizing from the family home of forty years.

When we started looking these buyers wanted to live in downtown Bethesda to be able to walk to all the restaurants and movies – but then they saw Sumner Village and fell in love with the space, the greenery and the proximity to the canal for long hikes and kayaking adventures.

In the first quarter of 2022 four homes sold at Sumner Village.  A two bedroom two bath unit with 1723 square feet sold for $637,000 square feet and a two bedroom two bath unit with 1524 square feet sold for $510,000 both sold in January 2022.  Two 1367 square foot units with two bedrooms and two baths sold in February 2022 for $450,000 and for $475,000.

To find out what is available on the market right now in Sumner Village, just click here!

These statistics are reflected sales from public records of the multiple listing service and do not include for sale by owner, non-published, non-member, or private sales, or what might be current market values. 

Do You Want to Sell Your Home at Sumner Village?

Just give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com.  We have buyers waiting for homes at Sumner Village. Maybe one of our buyers is waiting for a home just like your condo! To find out the value of your home, just click here! 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 or condo in Chevy Chase and let you know what you can expect. Our valuation is based on up to the moment 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 home or condo. Call the Lise Howe Group to receive a confidential market evaluation of your home’s current value.  Prices have been steadily appreciating over the last few years and you will probably be pleasantly surprised by the likely sale price of your home. The Lise Howe Group specializes in homes in Chevy Chase and Bethesda and we pride ourselves on our attention to every detail of the transaction so that you will have a stress free sale. We can be reached at 240-401-5577 or email us at lise@lisehowe.com. As one of the top teams in the DC metro area we help many sellers just like you each and every week.

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 lise@lisehowe.com or call us at 240-401-5577!

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Similar Condos

If you want an upscale condo building you might consider some of the luxury buildings in Bethesda.  For example, the Cheval, the Hampden and the Edgemoor at Arlington. are smaller than Sumner Village but have a great location in downtown Bethesda with elegant finishes.  Others like the Somerset complex are larger.  If you are looking for a luxury building in Bethesda you might consider Somerset, the  Adagio, the Darcy, or newer buildings like the Lauren, Stonehall, The Ritz Carleton in Chevy Chase,  Quarry Springs,  Lionsgate or the Cheval nearby.  If you want to be surrounded by green space but don’t want to spend as much as the price of Sumner Village, you might consider Parkside or the piggy back townhomes at Parthenon Court near  Westfield Montgomery Mall.

Are You Ready to Talk to 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 and conversation.  Lets talk!  I am at 240-401-5577 or lise@lisehowe.com.   Looking forward to talking with you!

Sample Floor Plans

Sometimes it helps to see what the floorplans are like.  Do you have enough space in the living room for your grandmother’s piano? Where will that heirloom sideboard go? Here are some sample floorplans to get your planning started.

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