This harmonious collection of 225 traditional style homes was constructed mostly in the 1930’s and 1940’s, with a few built in the 1950’s. Every Glenwood/ Edgewood home is either a colonial, cape cod or rambler, built mostly with plaster walls, hardwood floors and the care and pride of an era gone by. The rolling terrain and the magnificent trees provide for a setting that is the equal of any community in Bethesda. But the community is more than brick and mortar.
This is a community where people really do know their neighbors, where there is an intense pride in being part of a community. The homes are meticulously cared for, many have been expanded and all have weathered the decades gracefully.Community life is enhanced, due in part by the efforts of the Glenwood/Edgewood Citizens Association. The community organization is voluntary and serves the residents by monitoring the progress of downtown Bethesda, NIH and Suburban Hospital. The association has been instrumental in the development of two walking paths onto the NIH campus (which is used to walk to Metro), the planting of numerous trees and the existence of an “enjoyment” area for neighbors to walk their dogs, children to play and adults to walk/run. In addition, the association also sponsors a 4th of July celebration and a Halloween party each year, both featuring a parade by the children and a great get together for the adults.
Besides all the wonderful members of the community, one of our greatest assets is the proximity to Metro, numerous parks and downtown Bethesda. Bethesda, with its many desirable restaurants and outdoor activities, remains only a short walk and is the destination of choice for adults and families. Whether it’s Imagination Bethesda, Taste of Bethesda, Bethesda Row Art Festival or the Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Trot”, our area offers something for everyone. Does this sound too good to be true? Ask anyone who lives in Glenwood or Edgewood. They’ll tell you how special it is. It is simply a great place to live!