Sick of maintaining an older house? Over lawn mowing and weed pulling? Or maybe you’re just ready for that easier lifestyle where you can walk to restaurants and shops. In this video we’re going to explore my top luxury townhouse communities and go through all of the amenities and fees that accompany them!
1- Tower Oaks in Rockville, MD.
Discover contemporary townhome design in an idyllic Rockville, MD neighborhood. These spacious new EYA homes offer the best of modern living with distinctive finishes and options such as private elevators and loft level with rooftop terraces.
Built in 2021 and 2022. New Construction. Builder EYA Homes.
Location- Tower Oaks is tucked away on 42 acres bordered by a woodland preserve. It is minutes away from Restaurants and Grocery stores at nearby Park Potomac and Wintergreen Plaza. You also have Clydes restaurant of tower oaks right across the street.
Base price- Depends on the model you choose but they range from $845,200 for the smaller model (The Bailey) up to $1,280,505 for the largest model (The Drake). Keep in mind, these are base prices. Once you start adding any improvements (elevator, etc), the price does go up.
EYA always tries to create a great community when they develop their residences. With a market cafe, fitness center and yoga room, outdoor pool, cozy seating nooks indoors and out, play area, sport court, outdoor grill stations, and more, this vibrant gathering spot will become the heart of the community. The HOA fee at present runs around $209/month and there is a capital contribution fee of $836.
From Tower Oaks into D.C., the commute is really easy. Jump on I270 or take Montrose to 355 and head straight into the city. You are also only about 15 minutes from downtown Bethesda with various routes to get there.
If you want New Construction, easy living with a built in community, Tower Oaks is a GREAT choice. Enjoy a coffee on your terrace before taking in a yoga class and an afternoon swim without ever leaving the site! And you’r only minutes away from commercial shopping and grocery.
2- Park Potomac in Potomac, MD
Luxury living in Bethesda’s Magazine’s Award-Winning Townhouse Community, Park Potomac.
Built in 2005-2009 by EYA Homes.
Location- Off Seven Locks road in Potomac. The homes are surrounded by Harris Teeter, Founding Farmers, Sugo Pizzeria, King Street Oyster Bar, Gringos & Mariachis, Orange Theory Fitness, coffee shops, and high-end retail just around the corner which includes a deli, pharmacy, urgent care, and a bank.
Price- Park Potomac Townhomes range from the mid $900’s up to $1,500,000 depending on the size/model and improvements. The homes with elevators are on the higher end of pricing.
The amenities in the Park Potomac community include an outdoor pool, clubhouse with exercise room and party room, sidewalks, tot lot, walking paths, and a free shuttle service to the Red Line metro during the week! The HOA fee generally ranges from $261-284 a month but I have seen the fee higher on some of the larger units.
Easy commuter access to 270 to Downtown Bethesda, DC, Virginia, and three international airports. You can jump on i270 from Montrose which is minutes away.
If you want a well established community with retail/restaurants/grocery right there, Park Potomac is a great choice. The social life is very active and the walkability is second to none.
3- Kentlands in Gaithersburg, MD
Kentlands is the first area around Washington, D.C., to embrace “new urbanism” design principles. Built as an antidote to the region’s congested streets, Kentlands has a 19th-century European aesthetic of street-fronting buildings, open civic spaces, and walkable streets.
Built in 1992-2000
Location- Located in Gaithersburg off of Great Seneca Highway, the Kentlands community includes shops, restaurants, movie theater and Whole Foods with a walkability score of 85!
Price- Kentlands townhomes range from $400,000 up to $800,000 depending on the size and year built. The smaller townhomes are approximately 1500-1700 sq ft while the bigger homes run up to 3014 sq ft.
The amenities in the Kentlands include an outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, walking paths, clubhouse, basketball courts, fitness center, tot lots & more. The HOA fee is$141/month for the townhomes. Some of the condos have both and HOA fee and a condo fee.
Walking is de rigueur in Kentlands, Maryland—residents can walk to do their grocery shopping, grab a cup of coffee or have a meal from almost anywhere in the neighborhood. For access to Rockville and commercial centers in Montgomery County, Kentlands lies just 5 miles west of Interstate 270. Public transportation options include the Montgomery County Ride-On Buses, Metrorail at the Red Line’s Shady Grove Station and the MARC commuter train with several stops in the area on weekdays
Kentlands is a well established community that is less expensive than Park Potomac. It is a bit farther out from Washington D.C. but very close to other commercial centers such as Crown and Rio. If you’re looking for charm and walkability to shops and restaurants, Kentlands is a great choice!
4- Crown in Gaithersburg, MD
Four distinctive neighborhoods form one connected community. From condos and flats to three different sized townhomes and single-family homes, Crown offers a home for your lifestyle. Stroll and shop or dine with friends. Downtown Crown is the perfect place to do all that and more – a social hub home to a 24-hour market, fitness center, nightlife, cafes, restaurants, and inviting open spaces!
Built in 2014-2021 (Still Building New Construction)
Location- Simplified living starts here, at the crossroads of I-270 and the Intercounty Connector. This is the nation’s premier science and technology corridor—and home to some of the region’s top employers. The Metro is close by (Shady Grove).
Price- The townhomes in Downtown Crown range from the mid $500s up to $1,050,000 for the new builds. There are several different builders in Crown with different models and floor plans. The square footage ranges from 1552-3629 sq ft. Some of the homes have elevators which are on the upper end for price.
Scale new heights on the rock climbing wall. Swim laps in the pool or soak in the sunshine on the expansive deck. Meet your match on the courts, center yourself in a yoga class, or gather with friends around the warmth of the outdoor fireplace. A country club for the next generation, this curated community hub has something for everyone. HOA fee is $132/month with a capital contribution fee of $394.50-$500 for the new to construction (2021).
A Metro Shuttle operates between the community and the Shady Grove Metro station, and Crown is a planned stop on the future Corridor Cities Transitway. Close to i370 which takes you to i270 which brings you to Bethesda and D.C.
Downtown Crown is a newer development that has tons of restaurants, grocery and gym. It’s a little farther out than Tower Oaks and Park Potomac but very close to nearby Rio center and not far from the Kentlands. You can still buy new construction in Crown but it feels developed as many have lived there for 5+ years.
5- Cabin John Village in Potomac, MD
Ideally situated between the newly revitalized retail of Cabin John Village and the adjacent Cabin John Regional Park, this new neighborhood will offer 48 distinctive townhomes, many with the option for a private elevator.
Built- New Construction. 2021 and 2022 delivery. Builder: EYA Homes
Location- In the intersection of Seven Locks and Tuckerman behind a huge shopping center. Easy access to i270(its right on Montrose) and all things Bethesda. Also located next to the beautiful Cabin John Park.
Price-New Elevator Townhomes start at $1,250,000. The recent closed sales range from $1,271,515-$1,654,335. Up to 4 Bedrooms and 3 full + 2 half baths. 2 Car garage. Optional private elevators. Private rooftop terraces. Gas fireplace option.
As far as amenities, the built in retail within steps is the main draw. There is also the Cabin John Park across the street. There is NO pool, gym, clubhouse on site. There is some common area which is covered by the HOA. HOA fee is $250/month and capital contribution fee is $750.
Very easy to get to Bethesda and Washington D.C. I270 is right off of Montrose and will merge onto 495 for easy commute to Northern VA as well. Very close to Park Potomac, Pike & Rose, Congressional Place and Westfield Montgomery Mall.
If you want a more urban feel and don’t need the pool/tennis/clubhouse, Cabin John is for you. It is also closer in that the other developments. And lastly, as of July 2021, it is located in Churchill School District.