Readers' Pick

The Palisades of Bethesda

Top service and luxury living just blocks from downtown Bethesda are two of the reasons Bethesda Magazine readers chose The Palisades of Bethesda as the Best Luxury Apartment Building for the second time. It also won in 2010.

Designer kitchens, fireplaces and soaking tubs are among the features of The Palisades’ 260 luxury apartments and 50 two-story penthouses. Amenities include free fitness training, social activities and 24-hour concierge service—“the best service possible as soon as possible,” Property Manager Richard Lashley says.

In 2011, The Palisades won an Apartment Community Excellence Award from the Property Management Association of Bethesda, which serves the Washington, D.C., area.

Apartment rents range from $1,250 to $7,700 per month.

4835 Cordell Ave., Bethesda, 888-612-7898,

Other Top Vote Getters: Upstairs at Bethesda Row , The Grand