Readers' Pick

Symphony Park at Strathmore

Michael Kay bought the first townhome in North Bethesda’s Symphony Park 18 months ago. After 16 years in Potomac and eight in Bethesda, the empty nester wanted a spacious townhome with a lot of luxury and no maintenance. He found it in Symphony Park. “Between the luxury lifestyle, the Rockville Pike Corridor and walking to the Metro, I couldn’t be happier,” he says.

Adjoining the grounds of The Music Center at Strathmore, Symphony Park is a community of 112 upscale townhomes, each 3,000 to 4,000 square feet, with open floor plans, rooftop terraces, Viking appliances and top-of-the line fixtures and finishes. Show homes opened in January 2012 and the residences are almost 90 percent occupied.

“We strove to make this a community, not just a collection of buildings,” says Ron Kaplan, co-managing principal of Streetscape Partners, Symphony Park’s developer. That means communal gathering spaces set amid brick walkways, ornamental fountains and European-style gardens. In addition, residents receive a complimentary three-year membership to The Symphony Park Circle at Strathmore, with concierge ticket service, access to a members-only lounge and private receptions with artists.

Townhomes range from $1.3 million to $2 million.

10846 Symphony Park Drive, North Bethesda, 301-493-0010,

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