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By Betsy Schuman Dodek | Agent in District of Columbia
  • Things to Do in Potomac Maryland in August

    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Parks & Recreation in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  August 2, 2011 5:33 AM  |  2,378 views  |  No comments

    Things to Do in Potomac Maryland in August

    Are you a young family living in the Potomac, Maryland area? If so, then consider checking out some of these fun, family friendly events going on this month.

    These community-oriented events really highlight what makes the greater Potomac, Maryland area such a wonderful place to raise a family.

    Enjoy these Family Friendly Events in the Potomac Maryland Area

    Here’s a sampling of all the fun and family-friendly events going on this month in the Potomac, Maryland area:

    Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: For the past 62 years, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, the largest county fair in Maryland, has been a showcase of farm life in Montgomery County. It is a terrific family event with carnival rides, live animals, monster trucks, loads of entertainment, food and fun activities for all ages.

    • When: Aug. 12th -20th, 10:00 am-midnight
    • Where: Montgomery County Fairgrounds located at Perry Parkway & 355 in Gaithersburg, MD
    • Admission: FREE for kids 11 and under & $10.00 for 12+
    • More Info: http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/MCAgFair.htm

    Art Camp 2011: Ideal for children ages 5 through 10, this art camp will teach children about color patterns, textures, creativity and more!

    • When: August 1st
    • Where: Strathmore in Rockville, MD
    • Admission: Prices vary
    • More Info: Call  301-581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org

    Splash Playground & Miniature Golf: I haven’t met a kid who doesn’t love the Splashpark in South Germantown. Frankly, parents love it too! With the HOT HOT HOT weather we are having, why not splish splash for a few hours, play a round of golf and tire out the kids…don’t forget the sunblock!

    Entering the Potomac Area Real Estate Market?

    If you end up going to one of these family-friendly events, please let me know what you think of it!

    And if you’re thinking about making the Potomac, MD area your permanent home, then contact me, Betsy Schuman Dodek.

    As your Potomac area real estate expert, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about living the Potomac, MD area.

    In the meantime, please feel free to browse all of my community pages, which tell you what each community in the greater Potomac area has to offer you and your family.  These include:

    Until next time,


  • Bethesda MD Condos: Just Listed & Sold at The Edgemoor

    Posted Under: General Area in Bethesda, Home Buying in Bethesda, Home Selling in Bethesda  |  April 7, 2011 4:14 AM  |  2,825 views  |  No comments

    Looking for a lifestyle change? This is it in the heart of Bethesda. Interior designer’s own condo is “state of the art.” Excellent use of space along with custom built-ins, window treatments & surround sound.

    Condominium Building: The Edgemoor  

    Address: 4821 Montgomery Lane, Apt. 205, Bethesda MD 20814  

    Parking: 2 assigned spaces

    Condo Fee: $1,337.00 per month includes water, electric, 24 hour concierge services, two parking spaces, fitness room and party room

    Building Amenities: Security, Party Room & Terrace, Exercise Room, Small Pets Allowed  

    List Price: $1,250,000  

    Click here to take a virtual tour!

  • Gable Manor Neighborhood in Potomac Village

    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Schools in Potomac, In My Neighborhood in Potomac  |  April 7, 2011 4:02 AM  |  2,617 views  |  No comments

    Potomac Neighborhood of Gable Manor Homes For Sale

    The Schuman Team is listing 10001 Gable Manor Court this week. It’s a 2 car garage, semi-detached home located in the heart ofPotomac Village in a small neighborhood called The Village at Potomac (aka “Gable Manor”). This home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 full baths including a bedroom and full bath (currently a den) on the main level. The main level is sunny and spacious with a dining room, great room and kitchen. If a buyer is looking to downsize and enjoy all the amenities of Potomac Village, this home is it! It faces green space with room to entertain. The list price is $799,000.

    Gable Manor is a lovely community of 15 Victorian-style homes (3 detached & 12 semi-detached homes) in Potomac, Maryland that was initially developed for empty nesters looking to scale back.  Many of these units have first floor master bedrooms and some have elevators. Because of the convenience to shopping, library, post office and main roads, homes close to Potomac Village are always in demand!

    Walk To Potomac Village…

    Gable Manor is located between Counselman, Glenolden and Falls Roads and adjacent to thePotomac Library. Area residents can take advantage of easy access to I-495 and I-270, downtown Bethesda, The District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. It is also in close proximity to all three major airports.

    If you are driving from Bethesda, MD toward Potomac, MD on River Road, take a right on Falls Road, Gable Manor is the first neighborhood on the right past the library. Potomac Village has great amenities including Giant Food, Safeway, Bank of America and Chevy Chase Bank and specialty stores Toys Unique and Full of Beans and restaurants Hunter’s Inn, Renato’s at River Falls, River Falls Seafood Market, Potomac Pizza and Sprinkles.

    A+ Schools For Gable Manor

    Montgomery County is known to have some of the best schools in the country. Students go toPotomac Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School and Winston Churchill High School.  As always, any prospective buyer should contact Montgomery County Public Schools directly to verify this information. Potomac Elementary School has an Arts Integration Program and a Chinese Immersion Program.  Students may continue in the Chinese Immersion program in Hoover.

    What’s Sold in Gable Manor?

    Over the past 2 years, there have been two sales in Gable Manor. The Schuman Team of Washington Fine Properties represented both Sellers in those transactions:
    1. 10002 Gable Manor Court ~ This was a 3 level, detached, 2 car garage home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 full baths. The house was in pristine condition, very neutral and the room sizes generous. There was a courtyard in the back for grilling and gardening. This home sold in February, 2010 for $820,000
    2. 10019 Gable Manor Court ~ This was a two-level, semi-detached 2 car garage home with a first floor master bedroom suite plus 2 additional bedrooms and baths on the upper level. The floor plan was perfect for move down buyers and included 2 patios with english gardens and an elevator. This home sold in March 2009 for $955,000

    Don’t Miss the Open House

    This house will be open to the public on Sunday 4/10/2011 from 2:00-4:00. If you would like to find out more about this home or to schedule a tour, please contact Betsy Schuman Dodek at Washington Fine Properties at 301-299-9598.

    Call and schedule a tour today!


    Posted Under: General Area in Potomac, Home Buying in Potomac, Home Selling in Potomac  |  October 26, 2010 11:56 AM  |  214 views  |  No comments

    10617 Macarthur Boulevard

    This stunning new arts & crafts style home sited at the end of a private cul-de-sac was recently completed and is ready for the most discerning buyers. Highlights include: Four finished levels with 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths, Wide oak floors on 2 levels, Coffered, tray & box beam ceilings with recessed lighting, Four fireplaces, A gorgeous chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances (Subzero & Wolf), Hand crafted details throughout the entire home, Mastersuite with separate sitting room and master bath with heated floors and 3 car garage completes the house!

    BUILDER: GB Builders (Built many homes in prestigious, Avenel)

    Square Feet: Approximately 9,500 square feet

    Lot Size: .58 acres

    Price: $2,195,000

    TAKE A TOUR: 10617 Macarthur Boulevard, Potomac, MD 20854


    Located off MacArthur Boulevard in close-in Potomac, this home is one of four custom homes situated on half acre home sites in a private cul-de-sac community built by G.B. Builders and Keswick Homes. Ideally located, this enclave is only steps to the C & O Canal Tow Path Park, Potomac Village with its charming shops & restaurants, and offers easy access to major transportation routes, DC, Virginia, and all major area airports. 


    If you want to build your dream home, we have 2 ready and available lots for you to consider.

    If you would like to find out more about this Potomac Luxury Homes For Sale or to schedule a tour, please contact Betsy Schuman Dodek at Washington Fine Properties at 301-996-8700.

    The Schuman Team at Washington Fine Properties

    Helping You Achieve Your Goals In Any Market & At Any Price Point! 

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