Rustic, Woodsy Suburb

Cabin John

Despite its rustic name, Cabin John is home to some very luxurious real estate properties. Regardless, this woodsy suburb near the Potomac River in Maryland’s Montgomery County is known for its eclectic vibe, as well as its annual Chicken and Crab Feast tradition. With meandering roads, surrounding greenspaces, and a laid back community spirit, Cabin John is one of the most comfortable and unpretentious neighborhoods in the Washington Metro region.

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Cabin John Real Estate Stats

Average Price $3M
Lowest Price $1.9M
Highest Price $3.6M
Total Listings 5
Avg. Price/SQFT $386

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Cabin John is located between two other notable communities, Carderock Springs to the north, and Glen Echo to the south. Nature is abundant in the area, including Cabin John Creek, Cabin John Local Park, Seven Locks Local Park, and the extensive greenbelt along the edge of the Potomac River.

Additionally, Cabin John Island lies to the south, adjacent Glen Echo. Local businesses include various artisans, a veterinarian, the Bethesda Co-op, Captins Market corner store, and cozy cafes like Wild Tomato, and Fish Taco.

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Cabin John got its start as something of a “company town,” for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal workers in the 19th century. During the 1940s, the federal government built over 100 homes for workers at the David Taylor Model Basin, a large scale test facility for ship design.

Many of the early Craftsman style cottages have been torn down or expanded but there is still a noticeable presence of these old gems, along with Victorian farmhouses, Colonial Revivals, ranch-styles, mid-century modern, and newer custom builds. Many of the properties are on woodsy lots, often backing up to the many parks and other greenspaces in the neighborhood.

For all its rustic trappings, Cabin John also has an air of casual affluence and friendly community spirit. While tucked into a quiet riverfront locale, it is still conveniently close to Maryland and Washington amenities. The Capital Beltway skirts the area to the north, and MacArthur Boulevard and Clara Barton Parkway provide easy coastline access to Glen Echo, the Palisades, and Georgetown to the south.

In other words, you can get to all the urban attractions of downtown Bethesda or downtown Washington without an unduly long drive. But many residents are just as happy sticking close to home, exploring nature’s trails and streams, and catching up with friends at the MacArthur Plaza shops and cafes.

To learn more about luxury real estate in Cabin John, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

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Cabin John, MD FAQ’s

Q: What is the price range of real estate in Cabin John?

A: Because it is a small community, active real estate listings can be somewhat sparse. Recent sales for single-family homes have ranged from the mid six figures to over $2 million.

Q: What is the easiest way to commute to work from Cabin John?

A: That depends on how far you have to travel. You can access the I-495 Capital Beltway via Cabin John Parkway for longer commutes. Also, roadways like MacArthur Boulevard and Clara Barton Parkway lead into neighboring Washington, DC.

Q: Do any of the old cabins, cottages, or Craftsman-style homes still exist in Cabin John?

A: Yes, you can still find older cottages and bungalows in Cabin John. Many have been expanded and improved over time.

Q: How far is it from Cabin John to Bethesda Row?

A: The distance is a little over four miles.

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