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Featured in
The Washington Post (Jan. 7, 2017)

Bethesda’s Kenwood Park again teems with young families
By Harriet Edleson

Krishna Collie and his wife, Chevanniese Smith, left the District’s Chevy Chase neighborhood five years ago, when they outgrew their house there. With two young sons, and a third on the way, they thought about renovating their home to meet their needs.

“We loved our neighborhood,” said Collie, 42, but the cost of renovation was “almost like buying a new home. When we did the math it made sense for us to get a new house.”

They began looking in Bethesda, Md., and settled on a house in the Kenwood Park neighborhood.

“We wanted to be out of the city but close to the city,” said Collie, now president of the Kenwood Park Citizens Association. Their three sons are now 8, 6 and 4.

Collie, a government contractor in information technology at the National Institutes of Health, and Smith, a lawyer who commutes downtown to the American Red Cross, created a new lifestyle when they chose the Montgomery County close-in suburbs. They are among a wave of new families moving to Kenwood Park, an area first developed in the mid-1950s, when the first ramblers and ranch houses were built.

As the original residents age and move away, some houses in Kenwood Park have been torn down to make way for larger houses. Others viewed as large enough are sold to new owners like Collie and Smith.

Embassies are neighbors: The location and the schools attract families with children, much as they did when Hannah Elson, a retired NIH scientist, and her retired physician husband moved into the neighborhood 25 years ago, with their two now-grown daughters.

Kenwood Park is once again a place where children play and neighbors meet at community activities. “All of a sudden there are children everywhere,” said Elson, who was president of the neighborhood association from 1995 to 2005. In addition, there are at least two embassy residences in the neighborhood, denoted by the national flags of Tanzania and Bangladesh.

According to the Kenwood Park Citizens Association website, construction of the houses began in 1954, with the last two streets completed in 1970. The last three vacant lots, owned by the adjacent residents, were developed in 2000, and since then the only way to build in Kenwood Park has been to demolish an existing house, a growing trend in the neighborhood as in others nearby. Collie said he has seen four new houses built on his street within the past five years.

The citizens association was established in 1985, and, since then, various committees have been formed to address issues and concerns of the 640 households, all single-family homes. The trees, streets and lots committee chose dark pink, double blossom Kwanzan cherry trees for the streets, yet most only lasted 15 to 20 years. Collie said neighbors can and do replace the trees, which are distinct from the Yoshino cherry trees around the Tidal Basin.

The association has a garden club, and it organized its first fall festival and pot luck last October. Another event is the Fourth of July party. Block parties began in 2015. Activities include bridge, book and dog-walking clubs. In addition, the association contracts with a neighborhood patrol company to deter crime.

Living there: Situated between River Road and Bradley Boulevard, and roughly equidistant from the Friendship Heights and Bethesda Metro stations, Kenwood Park is bounded by Plainview Road to the north, Radnor Road to the east, Kenwood Golf and Country Club to the south and Highboro Drive, Clearwood Road and Whittier Boulevard to the west.

According to Linda Chaletzky, a real estate agent with Evers & Co. Real Estate in the District, in the past year 19 properties sold in Kenwood Park, ranging from a six-bedroom, three-bathroom split-level house bought as a teardown for $550,000 to a newly built five-bedroom, four-bath Arts and Crafts-style house for $2.285 million.

Four homes are on the market, ranging from a 1966 Colonial with six bedrooms and six baths for $1.295 million to a newly built Arts & Crafts-style house with six bedrooms and seven baths for $2.395 million.

Schools: Burning Tree Elementary, Bradley Hills Elementary, Pyle Middle, Walt Whitman High.

Transit: The closest Metro stops are the Bethesda and Friendship Heights stations on the Red Line. Montgomery Ride-on Bus 36 runs along Bradley Boulevard. The T2 Metrobus runs along River Road.

Crime: According to the Montgomery police, in the past 12 months, one burglary and one theft were reported in Kenwood Park.


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Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Washington District of Columbia
Washington Chamber of Commerce
The White House
DC Fire Department


Hospitals

Children's National Medical Center
Georgetown University Hospital - was founded in 1898 to promote health through education, research and patient care.
Georgetown University Medical Center - is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care is carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and public service.
George Washington University Hospital
George Washington University Medical Center - founded in 1824, GWUMC is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary academic health care center comprising the School of Medicine and Health Sciences; School of Public Health and Health Services; GW Hospital, which is jointly operated by Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS); and GW Medical Faculty Associates, Inc. (MFA) which includes both the primary care and specialty practices of the medical faculty.
Howard University Hospital - has made an art of designing and implementing programs that position the hospital to continue its tradition of quality service in a highly fluid environment.
National Rehabilitation Hospital - we specialize in the everyday miracles that allow people to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of disabling injury or illness.
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington - provides comprehensive behavioral healthcare for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults suffering from emotional and addictive illnesses.
Sibley Memorial Hospital - we at Sibley Hospital are proud to be an integral part of this community. For 110 years, we have set our sights on providing compassionate and medically advanced care.
Washington Hospital Center - is the largest private hospital in the national's capital. A member of MedStar Health, the not-for-profit Hospital Center is licensed for 907 beds and, on average, operates at near capacity. Health services in primary, secondary and tertiary care are offered to adult and neonatal patients.


Parks

Anacostia Park is one of Washington, D.C.'s largest and most important recreation areas. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh.
Baltimore-Washington Parkway Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C. The part of the parkway from Washington, D.C. to Fort Meade,Maryland is managed by the National Park Service.
Capitol Hill Parks Included in this group are Lincoln; Folger, Stanton; and Marion Parks; Maryland Avenue Triangles; Pennsylvania Avenue Medians; Squares and Triangles, including Seward Square, and Potomac Avenue Metro Stations, Twining Square; and otherinner-city triangles and squares.
Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of the republic as well as an oasis in the midst of a city landscape. The 50 acres of the park were originally beneath the Potomac River!
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens constitutes some 700 acres and is part of Anacostia Park. The Park includes the "Gardens", Kenilworth Marsh, ballfields and recreational facilities
National Capital Parks-East NCP-East includes 12 major park areas at 98 locations that are a part of Washington, D.C. and its eastern environs. The park areas encompass over 8,000 acres and offer a wide array of historic, natural, and recreational areas.
President's Park
President's Park (White House)
Recreation & Parks Dept
Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature.

Transportation

Amtrak rail America's only national passenger railroad system. Tickets may be purchased at Union Station, Amtrak's Travel Center (1721 K St. NW), New Carrollton (MD) station or Alexandria (VA) station.
American Airlines - offers a variety of fine wines from major wine growing regions throughout the world for your inflight pleasure.
Northwest Airlines
GreyHound (Bus)
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority


Newspapers

The Washington Post

Washington Life

The Washingtonian

The Hill

The Baltimore Sun

The New York Times

Jewish Week

USA today

The Northwest Current

The Georgetowner

Washington City Paper


Library

District of Columbia Public Library - is a recognized force in the community for engaging the mind, expanding opportunities and elevating the quality of life.
The Library of Congress


Entertainment

Association Of Performing Arts - is a membership organization, dedicated to bringing performing artists and audiences together in every place and way imaginable.
Va-National Medical Musical - VA-NMMG's mission is to perform "Music with a message" - a message of inspiration, healing, and national unity.
Washington Bach Consort - perform to the highest artistic standards the music of J.S. Bach and his Baroque contemporaries.
Now This Inc. - since 1990, NOW THIS! has been delighting audiences of all ages and interests with totally improvised spoofs of every style from opera to folk ballads, Shakespeare to Soaps.

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Montgomery County, MD


City Sites

Montgomery county
Bethesda
Brookeville
Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase Village
Gaithersburg
Garrett Park
Germantown
Glen Echo
Kensington
Laytonsville
North Chevy Chase
Olney
Poolesville
Potomac
Rockville (County Seat)
Silver Spring
Somerset
Takoma Park
Washington Grove


Newspapers

Gazette 
Montgomery County Sentinel
Post-Newsweek Media, Inc.
Takoma Voice
Washington Post Newspaper Metro News Bureaus
Gazette Newspapers
Potomac Almanac



Parks

Maryland-National Capital Park
Patuxent River State Park - is comprised of 6,700 acres of natural areas and farmlands. Recreational use is primarily hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Seneca Creek State Park The park, comprised of 6,300 acres, extends along 14.75 scenic miles of Seneca Creek, as it winds its way to the Potomac River.

Cabin John Regional Park

Norwood Park, Bethesda


Law Enforcement

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service
Montgomery County Police Department
County Attorney
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office


Hospitals

Adventist HealthCare - is a non-profit, network of health care providers that includes hospitals, home health agencies, nursing centers and other health care services.
Holy Cross Hospital - is a faith-based, mission-driven community teaching hospital serving the residents of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.
Laurel Regional Hospital - is a full-service community hospital serving northern Prince George's County and Montgomery, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties with 146 beds and 670 employees.
Suburban Hospital Healthcare System - is a community-owned hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943.


Transportation

Bethesda Transportation Solutions
North Bethesda Transportation Center
White Ferry
Baltimore-Washington International Airport


Library

Montgomery County Public Libraries


Entertainment

Adventure Theatre World premieres, comedies, musicals, classics, contemporary works--you'll see them all in this 53rd season!
Imagination Stage - is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization for young people in the region.
Olney Theatre Center - offers a diverse array of professional productions year-round that enrich, nurture and challenge a broad range of artists, audiences and students. One of two state theaters of Maryland, OTC is situated on 14 acres in the heart of the beautiful Washington-Baltimore-Frederick "triangle," within easy access of all three cities.
Round House Theatre Each season, Round House presents an eclectic body of work on its MainStage. Our plays range from world premieres through the finest writing of this century to contemporary adaptations of the classics.
The National Capital Trolley Museum The collections consist of 17 streetcars from Washington D.C. and other cities. Many of these are operated on a one-mile demonstration railway.

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Fairfax County, VA

Hospitals

Dominion Hospital
Fair Oaks Medical Center
Fairfax Hospital
Hayfield Urgent Care
Inova Health System
Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
Kaiser Permanente
Reston Hospital Center


City Sites

Alexandria
Fairfax County
Fairfax
Falls Church
Herndon
Mount Vernon
Reston
Vienna


Newspapers

Alexandria Arlington Bureau
Connection Newspaper
Falls Church News Press
Gannett Offset
Las Americas Newspaper Inc.
Okaz Newspaper
Omaid Weekly Inc
Style Inc
THE OBSERVER
The Associated Press
The Chronicle Newspapers
The Hansan Group Incorporated
The International Estimate
U S A Weekend, Inc


Parks

Bull Run Regional Park
Mulch Solutions
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Lake Accotink Park - 493 acres includes a 55-acre lake, wetlands and streams offering unique views of waterfowl and marsh life. Facilities and activities vary with the season and include canoe, boat rentals, fishing, tour-boat rides, boat launch, bait and tackle sales, hiking/biking trail and play fields.
Frying Pan Park - preserves and interprets a rural community setting in a suburban environment for the educational, cultural and recreational enrichment of the citizens and visitors of Fairfax County.
Great Falls Grange Park - is located at 9818 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. The park, in the heart of Great Falls, has baseball/softball fields, a picnic area with pavilion, and a small tot lot.
Green Spring Garden Park - is a 27-acre park located in Alexandria, Virginia, just a few minutes travel from the Nation's Capitol. Through its gardens and educational programming, Green Spring advances the awareness and practice of gardening in Metropolitan Washington, DC.
The Turner Farm - 52-acre park is located on the site of a former dairy farm. The land was saved from development by a public/private partnership started in 1994 to "Save-the-Farm."
Colvin Run Mill Historic Site - was acquired by the Fairfax County Park Authority for the preservation of Colvin Run Mill and its associated historic buildings, and for the enjoyment and education of visitors. It has been open to the public since 1972.
Sully Historic Site - reflects the history of Fairfax County. Completed in 1799 by Richard Bland Lee, the main house at Sully combines aspects of Georgian and Federal architecture.
Hidden Oaks Nature Center The Park is rich in history. While strolling through the woods, visitors can view a railroad embankment built just before the Civil War.
Huntley Meadows Park - is a rich, natural island in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia. Its 1,425 acres harbor majestic forests, wildflower-speckled meadows and vast wetlands bursting with life.


Law Enforcement

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
The Fairfax County General District Court
The Fairfax County Police Department
Fairfax County Office of the Sheriff


Library

Fairfax County Public Library
Fairfax Law Library


Transportation

Fairfax Connector
Metrobus and Metrorail
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) - is a commuter rail service with two major lines. One originates in Manassas and the other originates in Fredericksburg-operating to and from Union Station in Washington, D.C.


Entertainment

Foundation For Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism - occupies 8.75 acres of land on the banks of the Potomac River, midway between Alexandria and Mount Vernon on what was once part of George Washington's River Farm.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House - tells the story of Frank Lloyd Wright's innovative designs for a modestly-sized and affordable single-family house and how two families adapted the dwelling to fit their lifestyle.
Gunston Hall Plantation - is a 550-acre National Historic Landmark.
Mount Vernon George Washington's Estate The estate, gardens and farm of Mount Vernon totaled some 8,000 acres in the 18th century. Visitors can see 20 structures and 50 acres of gardens as they existed in 1799. The estate also includes a museum, the tombs of George and Martha Washington, Washington's greenhouse, and more.
The Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air and Space Museum.
Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts - with music from classical to jazz and pop to family musicals, plays and opera, Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts is the only performing arts park operated by the U.S. National Park Service.
Center for the Arts (George Mason University) - Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
McLean Community Center
American Music Stage - is a non-profit theatre company that is dedicated to presenting family musicals to the theatre going community in the tri-state area.

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Falls Church City, VA

City Sites

Falls Church City


Law Enforcement

Clerk of the Court
Fire and rescue services are provided through a cooperative effort between the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department, City of Falls Church, and the Arlington County Fire Department
Police Department is committed to providing a safe environment for all residents to work and live in by protecting life, property, and preserving peace within the community
Sheriff's Office is committed to providing courteous and professional service to the citizens of Falls Church


Hospitals

Capital Hospice
Chantilly Medical Center
Reston Hospital is a 187 bed, full-service medical/surgical hospital serving Northern Virginia (Fairfax and Loudoun Counties)


Schools

Falls Church City Public Schools Division is committed to maintaining its standing as the premier small school system in the nation. Our four schools serve more than 1850 students including some tuition students who live in communities outside the City of Falls Church


Transportation

GEORGE Local Transit System is the City of Falls Church, Virginia's clean diesel bus that provides local transit service to and from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations and throughout the City
Metropolitan Washington Transit Authority
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter rail service with two major lines. One originates in Manassas and the other originates in Fredericksburg-operating to and from Union Station in Washington, D.C.


Library

Fairfax County Public Library
Mary Riley Styles Public Library


Newspapers

Falls Church News-Press A weekly newspaper that has feature articles on local and national news, sports, commentary, arts and entertainment, and classifieds


Parks

City Parks The City offers 11 parks where residents and visitors can walk, run, bike, trail, and play. Many of the City's parks have play equipment where children can swing and slide; our parks offer lighted basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts as well as picnic tables and grill equipment for summer cookouts.
Leesylvania State Park
Mason Neck State Park

 
 


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Arlington County, VA

City Sites

Arlington
Crystal City


Hospitals

Columbia-Arlington Hospital
The Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Auxiliary Inc
Northern Virginia Community Hospital - 164-bed general hospital located in the heart of Arlington, VA. Our facility offers convenient, comfortable, friendly and cutting edge treatment with a wide range of clinical inpatient and outpatient services for adults.
Manor Care Health Services - Arlington


Newspapers

The Bureau Of National Affairs Inc
Washington Business Journal
Arlington Connection
Henderson Hall News
USA Today


Parks

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Upton Hill Regional Park
Arlington House - The house that Robert E. Lee called home for 30 years and one uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families is preserved today as a memorial to General Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North and South.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac - the Memorial is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park, a Potomac River island in Washington, D.C.
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park - this wooded island is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.
Upton Hill Regional Park - offers visitors a wooded oasis in the heart of the most densely populated area of Northern Virginia.


Law Enforcement

Arlington County Sheriff's Office
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney
Arlington Fire Department
Arlington Police Department


Transportation

Alexandria Transit Company
Virginia Railway Express - VRE provides commuter rail service from the Northern Virginia suburbs to Alexandria, Crystal City and downtown Washington, D.C.
Arlington Transit - ART operates within Arlington County, Virginia, supplementing Metrobus with smaller, neighborhood-friendly vehicles and providing access to Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE).
Arlington County Commuter Assistance Program - CAP serving people who live and/or work in, or travel through Arlington by providing programs and services that help them find a smarter way to work.
Fairfax Connector


Library

Arlington Public Library


Entertainment

Arlington Historical Museum
Fort C.F. Smith Park - this beautiful 19-acre site includes a scenic view of Washington, DC, a lush tree canopy, an open meadow, the lovely Hendry House and preserved earthworks of the Civil War fort built in 1863.
The American Century Theater - is dedicated to presenting great, important, and neglected plays of the Twentieth Century - what Henry Luce called "the American Century."
Signature theatre
Teatro De LA Luna - our performances are in Spanish, with live English dubbing.



Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate.

Evers & Co. Real Estate, Inc.
4400 Jenifer Northwest 260, Washington, DC 20015

Email: lchaletzky@eversco.com