9 Local Real Estate Resources for People Living in Rockville MD

Thinking about living in Rockville/North Bethesda?

Currently live in the area?

Either way, this blog post is for you.

Despite our efforts to create the most user-friendly, content rich condo website in the Rockville/North Bethesda area, we know we can’t do it all alone.

Maybe you’re a foodie in search of great restaurants.

Or want to know the local political issues.

Perhaps you want to hear about the night-life.

Knowing all of the facts doesn’t mean you know what it’s like to live somewhere – that’s why we’ve put together this round-up of great local real estate resources pertaining to Rockville and North Bethesda.

Most of the sites listed below offer not only traditional real estate info, but also lifestyle information, and more.

Best of all, they’re all close by, so you know your getting informed by true experts.

Be sure to check them out and let us know what we’re missing.

We’ll keep adding to the list as we come across great new sites/sources.

 

Rockville View

What Is It?

A moderately priced subscription service ($2 a month) solely dedicated to providing news about Rockville, Maryland.

Topics Covered

A mix of community meetings and decisions by officials; real estate and development deals; restaurants; weekly events, and more. Attempts to help people get to know each other and understand what life is like in the area.

Target Audience

People in their 20’s, all the way through to retirees. Both people who live in Rockville and those who are thinking about moving to the area.

Publishing Frequency

Daily posts (approximately) to website along with a weekly newsletter sent by email. Maintains social media channels as well.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

All of the development along the Rockville Pike the city is close to finalizing.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

All

 

Pike and Rose

What Is It?

A website dedicated to the new Pike and Rose area, across the street from the White Flint Metro.

Topics Covered

Restaurants, social life, and more about what’s going on at Pike and Rose as a whole. Also includes specific information on the Pallas and Per Sei apartment living, as well as new condos at 930 Rose.

Target Audience

People living at or thinking about living at Pike and Rose. Also, anyone visiting for entertainment, shopping, etc.

Publishing Frequency

Social media sites are updated on a daily basis. Website updates are sporadic.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Those thinking about living at 930 Rose.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

All

 

Rockville Town Square

What Is It?

A website dedicated to the Rockville Town Square area, directly across the street from the Rockville metro.

Topics Covered

Restaurants, specials, and events that go on in the Town Square. General information about apartments to live at there like The Palladian and The Fenestra.

Target Audience

People living or thinking about living at the Town Center, as well as people visiting for recreational purposes.

Publishing Frequency

Social media is updated on an every day basis. The website is frequently updated as well.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Nothing, really.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

All

 

DC Urban Turf

What Is It?

An online resource dedicated to DC area real estate.

Topics Covered

Anything from new developments around town to how to rent an English basement. Includes DC proper and the closer suburbs.

Target Audience

Home buyers, sellers, and renters. Also brokers, developers, architects, and more… anybody that has a small or big interest in real estate.

Publishing Frequency

Four to five original articles a day. Also publishes a newsletter (sign up here) with 50K subscribers and maintains an active Facebook page.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Lots of condo-specific content from the highlighting of individual listings to the timeline and inception of new developments.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

Some

 

Curbed DC

What Is It?

An online resource dedicated to every aspect of living in Washington DC and its closest suburbs.

Topics Covered

Real estate and development information. New homes and condos on the market. New developments and pricing information.

Target Audience

REALTORS or anyone in real estate. Also, anyone searching for a home or condo in the area. Any age, but tends to attract an older demographic. Both people who live in the area and those who are looking to move here.

Publishing Frequency

Five articles a day online. Articles tend to be shorter.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

A lot of information about what’s on the market and the best prices.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

Some

 

Max for Rockville

What Is It?

A local blog run by Rockville resident, Max van Balgooy.

Topics Covered

Max’s views, ideas, and thoughts about Rockville, Maryland. Includes restaurant reviews, city government commentary, and more.

Target Audience

Rockville residents, current and future. Those looking for ways to address challenges or find interesting things to do.

Publishing Frequency

Every couple of weeks, depending on when Max has the time. Or, when an important event has taken place.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Things to see and do in and around Rockville.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

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Washington Post – “Where We Live”

What Is It?

A blog that’s part of the Washington Post. Specifically, there is a “Town Square” column related to Rockville.

Topics Covered

Information about local market conditions, new home developments, and interesting or unusual homes for sale; new apps that can help homebuyers and sellers; news about products, stores, and events of interest to renters, buyers, and sellers.

Target Audience

Homeowners, renters, buyers, and sellers in the DC metro area.

Publishing Frequency

The site is updated daily; the Town Square column has new items Monday through Thursday.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

New condos are often announced here when they start constructions or sales.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

Some

 

Bethesda Beat

What Is It?

A daily online news briefing covering news in the Bethesda area (including Chevy Chase, Rockville, Potomac, and Silver Spring).

Topics Covered

Breaking news, real estate/development, politics/government, schools, restaurants, business, crime, and sports.

Target Audience

Current or future residents of Montgomery County.

Publishing Frequency

An average of eight new articles a day.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Latest happenings, including announcements of new developments, construction updates, previews of soon-to-open buildings, and unique units for sale.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

Most

 

Friends of White Flint

What Is It?

A non-profit organization (including website) representing residents, businesses, and property owners, all working together to ensure proper implementation of the White Flint Sector Plan — which calls for a walkable, transit-oriented, bike-able, vibrant Pike District.

Topics Covered

Details on the changes of the Pike District and new development in the area.

Target Audience

Anyone who lives, works, or plays in the White Flint/Pike District area.

Publishing Frequency

Approximately once a day, with a weekly newsletter recapping the week’s events.

Of Particular Interest to the Condo Market

Not specifically, but a lot of condos fall within this area.

Amount of Content Pertaining to Rockville/N.Bethesda

All

 

That’s all for now. What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.