I have lived in the same unit for 32 years. In 1981 I rented a 981 square foot for
$595 a month. I finally bought in 1989 for $95,000. Prices have gone as high as $289,000 and currently in May 2012, they just skirt $200,000. Best place in Bethesda. You are buying a lifestyle! Country Club lifestyle. Nestled on 22 acres, inside pool and great health club open from 5 a.m. to 10 pm. Spacious closets, halls, lovely balcony views. We currently have too many renters as heirs don't want to sell at a lower price. My apartment would rent for $1600 minimum. I have no mortgage and pay $900 a month which includes, utilities, cable, real estate taxes...you pay nothing more but private phone line and upgraded cable or Verizon services (we have both). Well managed, secure, beautiful grounds and a park-like setting with fantastic tennis courts, great restaurant, doctor offices, and a super Beauty Salon -- the New
Wave. It's a lifestyle and it's in Bethesda. Two buses serve the area for those wanting not to drive. Underground parking is available - free. No pets allowed and preferably no smokers!