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Potomac, MD – Top 5 Neighborhoods!

Avenel

AVENEL is one of Washington, D.C.’s prestigious suburbs, built in the 1980’s and 90’s and is composed of approximately 900 luxury homes on over 1,000 acres centered around the TPC Potomac at Avenel golf course. Avenel’s planned community consists of 14 uniquely different villages – each with its own separate charm.

Homes in Avenel run from around 1.2 million up to a house that is actively listed today in August 2021 for 12 million but the majority in today’s market will sell between 1.4-3 million depending on the size. The bedroom count ranges from 4-7 and bathroom count from 3-7. 

When someone buys in Avenel, they are buying a lifestyle.

There are three pools in the complex; a lap pool, a wading pool and a leisure pool. The pool offers a swim team that will participate in approximately six-eight swim meets per season in the Country Club League. The club house/party room includes a general purpose meeting room that can accommodate 140 people. It includes a small warming kitchen. A bathhouse is attached to the clubhouse. There are six private tennis courts, located adjacent to the Pool Clubhouse, and anchored by parkland and landscaped gardens. Enjoy a game of pickleball or tennis for competitive during daytime hours.

Situated on 220 acres of rolling wooded countryside within the luxury residential community of Avenel, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm redefines the private golf club experience. Blending the time-honored traditions of golf with modern conveniences, TPC Potomac boasts 18 holes of picturesque and beautifully maintained golf; an array of amenities; and the personalized service and outstanding privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of clubs.

Nestled within the geographic boundaries of Avenel you will find the privately operated Equestrian Center of horse stables and riding facilities, connected to the bridle path that meanders through the wooded sections of the Community and adjacent parkland.

Avenel Park is county-owned. Avenel Park offers children and adults a wide selection of recreational opportunities, including three soccer fields, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a children’s playground with swings and jungle gym equipment, a baseball diamond, and a three-mile jogging and bike trail around the perimeter.

Potomac Falls

Potomac Falls is bordered by Falls Road and River Road and is comprised of 262 luxury homes set on minimum 2-acre lots along tree-lined streets. Many of the homes have private tennis courts and pools, expansive lawns and gardens, and beautiful outdoor entertaining areas. This    peaceful neighborhood is adjacent to the beautiful C&O National Park and yet is only one mile from Potomac Village and close to the Nation’s Capital.

Potomac Falls is all about a balance of privacy and community. It’s an enclave where neighbors support each other and come together for a variety of events throughout the year. Take your pick from picnics, book clubs, driveway socials, nature walks to close-by Great Falls, dinner parties, car shows, and holiday celebrations. 

Homes in Potomac Falls usually will sell between 1.5 and 3 million but you can find home for sale up to 6 million dollars in Potomac Falls.

There’s no official HOA association but they do have a volunteer one which will cost you around $750 a year. 

Copenhaver

Copenhaver is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Potomac due to its central location and more affordable pricing. The homes in Copanhaver were built in the 60’s and 70’s with 4-6 bedrooms and 2-4 bathrooms. The lots are a decent size ranging from 11000 sq ft  up to 1/2 an acre or 22000 sq ft on average. 

The price point for the homes traditionally range from $700,000 up to $1,200,000 with sq footage around 2000 up to 4000 living space.

Some homes in Copanhaver have an HOA which will run around $430 a year.  These homes consist of 211 single family homes and include  a 10 acre private park which has a pond, gazebo, two tennis courts, basketball courts, tot lot, chin-up bars, baseball field, walking paths, picnic tables and benches. 

The other homes in Copanhaver do NOT have an HOA so be sure to check when looking for a home. There is a great local park next to Copanhaver, Falls Road local park which is 20 acres and has   a baseball field, accessible soccer field, football field and walking path. Don’t miss the award-winning Hadley’s Playground, a unique and fully accessible playground that allows children of all ages and abilities to play together.

Most homes in Copenhaver are assigned to Wootton High School, Cabin John Middle School and Coldspring Elementary School. Always verify a home’s school assignment directly with MCPS.

Kentsdale Estates

Kentsdale estates is a Potomac neighborhood located off Democracy Blvd very close to Potomac Village. Most of these homes are built in the 1980’s with a few sprinkled in built in the 2000’s.  The square footage of Kentsdale estates homes are on the larger size, ranging from 3300 up to 10,000 sq ft of living space. Bedrooms range from 5-9 and bathrooms 4-11. The lots are also a really nice size ranging from 1/2 to a full acre. 

The price range for home in Kentsdale Estates range from $1,200,000 up to $3,500,000. 

People love Kentsdale Estates because it is so centrally located. You’re 10 minutes to Montgomery Mall, 5 minutes to Potomac Village and 15 minutes from downtown Bethesda. Fun fact- Sugar Ray Leonard used to live in Kentsdale Estates on Stapleford Hall Dr. 

Some of the homes have an HOA that will cost $850 a year while others don’t. 

River Falls

River Falls is a wonderful community of around five hundred homes in Potomac, Maryland which features wide tree-lined streets, wooded areas, a community clubhouse, a swimming pool, six tennis courts, a playground, and fields for sports such as baseball, soccer and lacrosse. It is situated on the southern edge of Montgomery County, adjacent to the historic C & O Canal and the Potomac River. 

The homes are built in the 60’s up to 2005. There is an “old” section of River Falls (built in the 60’s and 70’s) with 416 single family homes and the “new” section (built in the 80’s-2005) with 34 single family homes, 51 townhomes and 13 MPDUs. The newer section has ah HOA of $110/month.

Prices for the single family homes in River Falls range from $1,200,000-$1,800,000 with sq footage ranging from 2500-5500 living space. Bedrooms 4-6, Bathrooms 3-5. 

River Falls offers a vibrant community experience filled with caring neighbors. Comparisons frequently are made between River Falls and neighborhoods many remember from simpler times. Annual highlights include a Memorial Day picnic, a Fourth of July parade, Doggie Swim, and Halloween trick-or-treating. Neighbors volunteer to lead social activities throughout the year for adults and children that may include Valentine’s Day parties, Halloween parties, and jazz nights. River Falls is an easy commute to DC and Northern Virginia. 

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