Glen Echo

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A Historic Community on the Banks of the Potomac

Though this town was chartered in 1904, Glen Echo boasts centuries of local history. 

Clara Barton, a nurse during the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in Glen Echo during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; her home is now a national historic site. In 1888, two brothers purchased land along the Potomac River and began developing a resort-like community in the suburbs of DC. Ten years later, an amusement park opened the public; more than a century later, Glen Echo Park is a national park and a popular destination in the DC area.

Today, Glen Echo is a town of about 300 residents, though it feels much more like a neighborhood. (Many people refer to Glen Echo's neighbor, Glen Echo Heights, as "Glen Echo." However, Glen Echo is a town of its own, while Glen Echo Heights is a neighborhood within Bethesda.)

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Peruse the Compass Collections

Our brokerage, Compass, offers a variety of luxury properties available in DC-area communities like Glen Echo. Visit the Compass website below to browse these showcase properties.

What's Your Home Worth?

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Glen Echo Features Timeless Properties

Is a Craftsman-style house on your must-have list? What about a historic cottage? Glen Echo's real estate choices are a dream come true for buyers seeking homes with character.

What About Chautauqua Homes?

Chautauqua homes, which developed alongside a 19th-century cultural movement, are a unique property option in Glen Echo. Built using granite harvested from local quarries, these houses and cottages are uniform with the rest of the historic Glen Echo development.

The Chautauqua movement encouraged continuing education in all kinds of subjects, from archaeology to literature to religion. Glen Echo's developers fell in love with these ideas, so they built a granite Chautauqua Assembly (similar to a community college) within their growing resort. Residences soon followed.

Though the Chautauqua Assembly no longer exists (it transformed into an amusement park, then into a national park), the history and historic homes remain. Contact us for more information about Chautauqua homes in Glen Echo.

As experienced REALTORS® and DC residents, we are uniquely qualified to help you sell your home in Glen Echo. Want an insider's guide to what's selling in this Maryland town? Contact us and we'll provide you with a detailed report of current market activity, including price/sq.ft. and home sale prices.

Discover What the Locals Know

Considering living in Glen Echo? Discover the community's best-kept secrets, local schools, and more. Have a question about the local lifestyle? We're always available to share our wealth of knowledge. Contact us today.

The Best of Glen Echo

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Best Community Event: Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park
Best Entertainment: The Puppet Co.
Best Historic Site:
Glen Echo Park
Best Outdoor Adventure: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath
Best Restaurant: Irish Inn at Glen Echo


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Public Schools: Montgomery County Public Schools

For more information about schools in Glen Echo, visit the GreatSchools website or find schools using the map below.

It's Easy to Find Your New Home

Looking for a home with character or a home in a peaceful location? No matter what you're searching for in a home, we can help you find it in Glen Echo. Call us at (202) 468-8653.

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