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Rolled Thai Ice Cream to Bethesda

This is COOL — Class 520 Rolled Thai Ice Cream company is coming to Bethesda according to their Facebook page!

Here is a link to a video showing the creative process!

LL Bean to North Bethesda!

LL Bean will be opening at the Pike and Rose soon. The timing is interesting in light of the kerfuffle over LL Bean heiress Linda’s donation to President Trumps campaign — will this have an impact? Who knows!

Thought About the New Police Station (2nd district on Rugby Road)

As readers know, there will be a new site for the 2nd District Police Station this Spring with the opening of its LEED Silver building on Rugby road.

It occurred to me that a “Safe Lot” to facilitate Craigslist sales would be a terrific addition.

What do readers think? A good idea?

More info on Safe Lots can be found here.

Real Estate and Aging

I hope you have enjoyed our first series of posts on this topic – please feel free to email and let me know what other aspects of real estate and aging you would like to see touched on here (


Thank you Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad!



Just wanted to take a moment to thank Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad for all they do – from firefighting to paramedic type duties to show casing the importance of service, they bring a LOT to the community. We have a tendency, as a society to not focus on first responders until there is a crisis but it would be nice to change that in our community.

PS the info tips are super useful as well – thank you!


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Bethesda Snow Storm cont

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This picture shows how much of the night snow blew off the cars

Live Norfolk Condominiums

I recently popped by the site of the new Norfolk Condominium project (7770 Norfolk) and was pleased to see that they are making really good progress. The building infrastructure seems to be quite far along and the site itself was humming with activity. It is a bit early to discuss the details of the project but I did want to make a few basic points.

First, the location of this condo project is fantastic – nestled in fast developing “old” Bethesda, the Norfolk condos are across the street from the fountain at Veterans triangle ensuring that the residents are a stone throwing distance from:
Bold Bite, BGR, Jetties, Tastee Diner, Woodmont Grill, Black’s Kitchen and a whole lot more! They will be able to enjoy the summer music of Veteran’s triangle, stroll down Norfolk to other restaurants and the summer outdoor film series AND will be on the Bethesda Circulator route.

Second, prices for the units are geared towards a larger swath of the population than some other recent projects. With units scheduled to start in the $400-$500K range there are going to be good opportunities for buyers.

Third, with the increase in rental prices in the surrounding area – buying may well be a better option for many looking to remain in Bethesda while living in a high end building.

There is lots more to say about this project but for now I wanted to point out that if you are interested in looking/ possibly buying a condo in the Bethesda area (including new projects like 7770 Norfolk) feel free to drop me an email at or give me a call at (240)48-3921.

I’d be happy to assist you with all your real estate needs (for all my contact info you can also look to the right of the blog).

7770 norfolk next door to starbucks


The Darcy Condominiums are Stunning

We have referenced the Darcy Condominiums in the past here at Bethesda Actually (see here) but I wanted to take a moment to touch on three things.

First, we popped by to preview a couple of units on Tuesday and discovered that residents are moving in, the front desk is being manned by a terrific fellow and, most significantly, the units really are fantastic – high end finishes and a classy touch in their design. We saw a couple of the larger (1550 sq feet) units and a couple that are slightly smaller but still have decent space. The building itself has some nice features including a wonderful meeting space and guest suites.

The second point, is that it is really interesting to note that there is a historical nod to Bethesda’s past in the naming of this condo project. My Bethesda Actually partner in blogging, Tom Moran, wrote about Bethesda’s routes and Darcy’s store here and the project has embraced this with some delightful artwork in the common areas.

Third, I wanted to point out that if you are interested in looking/ possibly buying a condo in the Bethesda area (including new projects like The Darcy) feel free to drop me an email at or give me a call at (240)48-3921.

I’d be happy to assist you with all your real estate needs (for all my contact info look to the right of the blog).

Here is a snippet of Tom’s story on Darcy’s store to give you a flavor of Bethesda’s past

“Originally named “Darcy’s Store” after local business owner William E. Darcy, the growing town acquired its definitive name in 1871 when postmaster Robert Franck named it after the Bethesda Meeting House, a Presbyterian church…..”


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Thought of the Day!


Your Ideas for Valentines Day

Friends – please drop us an email ( with your favorite ideas for Valentines Day in Bethesda.

We will post a selection later in the week!

DSCF5035Will you buy your sweet a sweet treat this Valentines Day?