Urban-inclined renters, homeowners seek out luxury living in D.C. suburbs

Luxury property developments in Montgomery County show how easy it is to be living large

It’s an exciting time to be in Montgomery County. Two community developments, Pike & Rose, and Crown offer on-the-go residents a unique community environment, with a full selection of dining and retail options all located within the same development.

Nada at Pike and Rose: Swizzle Chill Magazine

Pike & Rose, located in North Bethesda is bordered by the Montrose Parkway and the Rockville Pike. Currently, it has 14 dining locations, with at least another 8 planned for the near future, including Nada – A Taco and Cocktail Joint, Jinya Ramen Bar and The Block, an Asian food hall. These range from staples like Starbucks and Chipotle to popular chains like &pizza. The community lends itself well to on-the-go lifestyles, as many of the dining options are fast casual, and all are set within the very walkable borders of the community.

Besides its broad selection of dining venues, Pike & Rose offer three apartment options the newest being, The Henri, which appeals to the younger generation of prospective residents, particularly young professionals working in the D.C. metro area. “The Henri offers a wider array of distinct studio units,” said Raza Zaman, a marketing representative from developer Federal Realty, compared to Pike & Rose’s other two apartment buildings, and is “ideal for those searching for a small, personable, and creative space to call home.”

To the North of Pike & Rose, another vibrant development has also opened a new residence building. The Copley, a condominium designed by architectural firm Michael Harris, is just steps from the bustle of Downtown Crown’s many dining and retail locations. The condos offer modern interiors, open floor plans, high ceilings, and are architecturally distinct from other buildings in the development, imparting an industrial architectural flair to Crown.

Crown’s selection of restaurants is just as broad as at Pike & Rose, including D.C. favorites like Ted’s Bulletin and an &pizza location of its own, as well as national restaurant chains like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and Le Madeleine, while Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar brings unique Latin American flavors to the development. Residents looking for a cocktail will no doubt be impressed by Paladar’s rum selection, which is divided into Spanish, English, and French style rums, of which there are light, medium, and full-bodied varieties.

The Copley Downtown Crown Gaithersburg: Swizzle Chill
The Copley Condominiums at Downtown Crown. Photo McWilliams Baird.

To complement the variety of dining options that both Crown and Pike & Rose provide for their residents, each has its own flourishing retail community, fulfilling most of their residents’ day to day needs. Pike & Rose offer a retail shopping experience, with its own REI and L.L Bean, as well as H&M, Sephora, and many others. While Crown does not have quite so many big-name retailers, it does offer residents many amenities, with its own gym, multiple spa options, a Drybar, and a Harris Teeter location as well, to name just a few.

For residents of both communities, especially on-the-go residents, the convenience of having so many retail and dining options, steps from their front door is certainly part of the appeal that these two communities are building.

Author credit: Max Testa

Photo credit: McWilliams Ballard (top)

This article was originally published in Swizzle Chill Magazine. It has been updated to reflect more current news about Pike and Rose dining locations.

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