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The Ten Least Expensive Properties in Bethesda

Welcome to the 301! Yeah, nothing says gangster (or is it 'gangsta'?) like a lower-MoCo address. And for this week's Least Expensive list, we're investigating hot digs in Bethesda and the surrounding communities. Often derided as a place suitable only for families, more and more hip (or at least not-uncool) singles are flocking to its burgeoning neighborhood with plenty of restaurants and bars along Wisconsin Ave and the Woodmont Triangle. So strap in, make sure you've got sweet dubs on your Prius, and check out what Bethesda has to offer without draining all your Benjamins.

10. 10101 Grosvenor Pl
Asking Price: $289,000
Square Feet: 925
Price Per Square Foot: $312
The Lowdown: Our first listing is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath Grosvenor Park condo located across from the Grosvenor Metro in North Bethesda. In a building with ample amenities, including a "pool, gym, tennis, sauna, dog park", and security, this unit is perfect for someone wanting space, but also close to public transit.

9. 5021 Sentinel Dr
Asking Price: $289,000
Square Feet: 1,017
Price Per Square Foot: $284
The Lowdown: To one buyer, it's out-of-date. To another, it's "retro chic". This 2 bedroom, 1 bath end-unit condo has plenty of features that will impress a cook and a fashionista: a renovated chef's kitchen, walk-in closets, and the option of additional storage. Reduced from $299,000, the monthly HOA is $585.

8. 5301 Westbard Cir
Asking Price: $275,000
Square Feet: 1,343
Price Per Square Foot: $205
The Lowdown: Yes, more than 1,300 sq. feet of living space in this 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in Bethesda's Kenwood Place. While the price per square foot is low, the monthly HOA is $712, and there is an "as-is condition clause required" with the listing information.

7. 4970 Battery Ln
Asking Price: $255,000
Square Feet: 767
Price Per Square Foot: $332
The Lowdown: "Live and play in prime downtown Bethesda." We couldn't say it better ourselves. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo has floor-to-ceiling windows, all-inclusive fees, and has been reduced by $10,000. It's great for someone looking for space without sacrificing convenience.

6. 10228 Rockville Pike
Asking Price: $239,900
Square Feet: 911
Price Per Square Foot: $263
The Lowdown: If you're looking for more than 1 bedroom without the high price, explore this 2 bedroom, 1 bath garden-level condo with so many features we'll let the listing speak for itself. This unit has a balcony with a great view of a park, "gleaming wood floors", plenty of storage and closet space, and "easy parking and steps to private Metro access". The monthly HOA is $479.

5. 10101 Grosvenor Pl
Asking Price: $210,900
Square Feet: 734
Price Per Square Foot: $287
The Lowdown: If you like potential complications, then check out this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo located close to the Grosvenor Metro. Included in the listing description is this perplexing note: "Please cooperate with tenants with rights to lifetime tenancy." So if you're all about the dollars and want to know more, then check out this unit.

4. 5100 Dorset Ave
Asking Price: $189,500
Square Feet: 840
Price Per Square Foot: $226
The Lowdown: Located in Chevy Chase's Kenwood House, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op is close to Bethesda's conveniences. It's a "bright sunny unit next to Crescent Trail", and the co-op fees include utilities, real estate taxes, and trash and snow removal.

3. 5100 Dorset Ave
Asking Price: $179,000
Square Feet: 840
Price Per Square Foot: $213
The Lowdown: Want the uber-posh Chevy Chase address with the conveniences of downtown Bethesda? Look no further than this 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op in the same unit as listing #4. Located within walking distance of Bethesda Row and a Whole Foods, this unit has plenty of square footage and an updated kitchen. The monthly HOA is $650.

2. 5225 Pooks Hill Rd
Asking Price: $150,000
Square Feet: 630
Price Per Square Foot: $238
The Lowdown: Ready to leave your roommate behind and call something your own? This 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op may be perfect since it's "move-in ready" and has low closing costs. Located in Promenade Towers in North Bethesda, this unit has new hardwood floors, new paint, and assigned parking. And if it's amenities you want, this building certainly delivers.

1. 5225 Pooks Hill Rd
Asking Price: $148,000
Square Feet: 630
Price Per Square Foot: $235
The Lowdown: The winner of this week's Least Expensive properties is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath co-op in the same luxury high rise as listing #2 in North Bethesda. Featuring a renovated kitchen, balcony, assigned parking, tennis courts, pool, gym, and a host of other luxe amenities, this is a great (and affordable) place to set up camp, especially for a first-time homeowner who wants it all without having the empty wallet.


For more neighborhoods, check out our list:


· Ballston/Virginia Square
· Hill East
· SW Waterfront/Buzzard Point
· Bloomingdale
· Eckington
· Columbia Heights
· Capitol Hill
· Logan Circle
· Brookland