Welcome to Westmoreland Hills
Bucolic suburbia of Bethesda, where families thrive and commercial districts are within easy reach
One of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Greater D.C. Area, the homes of Westmoreland Hills in Bethesda lie in quiescence surrounded by gently sloping green hills and gorgeous parks. Only 15 minutes away from D.C.’s lively downtown, this neighborhood is adjacent to the beautiful communities of Westgate and Friendship Heights to the east. Along its southwestern edges, Westmorland is enshrouded by the Little Falls Stream Valley Park and Dalecarlia Reservoir.
Though set apart from urban life, Westmoreland Hills also has access to Massachusetts Avenue and the Westmoreland Circle intersection, making it an easy commute into Downtown Bethesda and D.C. The neighborhood has experienced active community involvement and a civic-minded population since the early 20th century when the homeowner’s association was established.
Homes here are primarily historic, single-family houses that date to the 1940s or earlier. Westmoreland Hills has a variety of Federal, Colonial Revival, and Cape Cod homes, each with abundant charisma and Old World charm. Prices tend to run upwards of one million in this coveted neighborhood, and homes sell quickly once on the market.
What to Love
- Beautiful terrain of hills and park spaces
- Close community mentality and dedication to maintaining community spirit
- Minutes from some of the D.C. area’s best shopping and retail, like the Spring Valley Shopping Center
People & Lifestyle
Westmoreland Hills' smaller population is made up almost entirely of families. With the plethora of top-rated schools, manicured parks, leafy neighborhood streets, and tight-knit community spirit, it isn’t hard to see why families would be drawn to this lovely neighborhood. Whether they’re out enjoying sunny weather at the neighborhood park, taking a stroll to the nearby commercial areas, or simply inviting their neighbors over for a friendly block party or BBQ, residents of Westmoreland Hills certainly know how to thrive in suburbia.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Thanks to its proximity to Bethesda’s commercial districts, Westmoreland Hills residents enjoy all the advantages of quiet residential living in tandem with the many exciting shopping opportunities nearby. The neighborhood is less than 15 minutes from Bethesda Row, a world-class shopping location where visitors can find everything from incredible spa services and salons to unique dining, health and fitness centers, and dozens of name-brand stores like Anthropologie & Co., The North Face, Peloton, and Kendra Scott.
Whether you’re looking for a sit-down fine dining establishment to impress your date or a fast-casual, nutrient-dense meal to grab for lunch, Westmoreland Hills is near several incredible dining options that will satiate any palate. Featuring a New American bistro menu with dinner choices like pan-seared duck breast, pecan encrusted barbecue lamb racks, and Atlantic bouillabaisse, Persimmon Restaurant is a crowd-pleaser tucked away from the urban hustle.
Head to Matisse and fall in love with their upscale French-Mediterranean cuisine. Their brunch always draws a massive crowd, and guests rave about their airy Matisse beignets and savory wild mushroom frittata. Health-conscious diners will adore CAVA, which is a quick, simple staple eatery. Their customizable meals come with options like supergreens-filled salads, grain bowls, and pitas. In the mood for dessert? Praline Bakery has a cornucopia of sweet choices such as cakes, puff pastries, cookies, Parisian macaroons, and plenty of other decadent treats.
Things to Do
When you’re not spending your time indulging in retail therapy and gourmet meals, you can easily retreat into nature. Among the area’s many green spaces, the Westmoreland Hills Local Park is a hidden gem in the center of the community. At just over 10 acres, this park has plenty of space to play, relax, and make memories with the family. It features playgrounds, sports fields, picnic areas, tennis courts, and basketball courts.
Larger and full of resplendent woodlands to explore, Little Falls Stream Valley Park has over 160 acres of space to spread out in. The vast and verdant landscape has a small playground, bike trails, and the perfect spots for picnicking on warmer days. Westmoreland Hills also has plenty of organized activities for the kids, including the Little Falls Swimming Club, giving families just one more enticing reason to set roots in this gorgeous suburb.
Westmoreland Hills is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- School Within School, PK-5, highly-rated public elementary school
- Woodrow Wilson High School, 9-12, #4 best high school in D.C.
- Washington International School, PK-12, one of the top private high schools in D.C.