For older adults seeking to maintain their independence and thrive in retirement, the classic real estate mantra rings truer than ever: “location, location, location.” You want a home base that empowers involvement with your peers and the greater community—a place where true connections happen effortlessly with the people and places around you.

Many senior living communities in the DC area consider independent living to be constrained to the walls of the campus itself, but that’s not the case at Maplewood Park Place in Bethesda. Part of how we’re redefining retirement—and have been for 25 years—is by inspiring and enabling genuine independence both away from and within our walkable, amenity-rich, and recently renovated setting.

Here is a brief look at what you’ll discover. And if it’s not what you presumed when pondering your lifestyle at a retirement community, that’s exactly the point!

Enjoying Bethesda and beyond — without bounds

Living at Maplewood means that you’re not “stuck in a home.” Rather, it’s much more the opposite. Our ideal location just within the Capital Beltway puts you in easy reach of everything that this cosmopolitan city has to offer. Within just about a mile of our campus, here is a sampling of what you’ll find:

  • The trendy Wildwood Shopping Center, anchored by Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market. It’s the perfect spot to grab the highest-quality ingredients should you choose to craft a meal in your home’s fully equipped kitchen. Or stop by one of Wildwood’s 10 dining establishments for a bite or coffee with friends.

  • Beautifully maintained parks and trails including one of DC’s gems, Rock Creek Park. Even closer, you’ll find the Bethesda Trolley Trail, a popular spot among Maplewood owner residents for spirited bike rides or just taking a stroll and connecting with the natural surroundings. For golfers, Bethesda Country Club isn’t far either.

Expand the radius a little farther and you’ll find a few of our owner residents’ favorite venues for arts, music, theater, and community events. For example, members of our community frequent the Strathmore for its enthralling performances and avant-garde exhibitions. Our location also enables seeing the famous stages of the Kennedy Center, Capital One Arena, and National Theatre light up for major live performances.

Plus, you won’t need to worry about the hassles of driving and parking. Maplewood offers a community shuttle to many of the DC venues and attractions mentioned above. And if you really want to expand your horizons, the entire DC Metro system and three major airports in the region make jetting away for those long-awaited (and long-deserved) retirement trips a breeze. All you need to do is pack your bags and lock your door!

Extending your home and expanding your independence

One frequently overlooked element of considering a retirement community near DC like Maplewood is that your home extends far beyond the square footage within your private residence, which here, you own. Notably at Maplewood, our community recently underwent big changes and improvements to make our campus even more enlivening.

If you haven’t seen already, check out the transformative renovations to our community spaces such as three brand-new restaurants, an elegant reception venue and ballroom, and inviting common areas indoors and out. And remember, all of these spaces, and the friends you’ll find within them, are just down the hall and easily accessible anytime.

Another key benefit of having the entire Maplewood campus at your disposal is that it will help you maintain—and even expand—your independence. With so many opportunities to connect and engage with fellow residents through programming, activities, or just a simple hangout in a common area, this is a new chance for your independent lifestyle to bloom.

Furthermore, on-site health care and wellness services ensure that you can live independently and live better for much longer than you would be able to at your house. Just ask the Huebners about how greatly they’ve thrived here at Maplewood!

This is a place that genuinely opens the doors to more independence and to a top-notch setting with the best of Bethesda basically at your doorstep. We would be glad to show you how our community spaces, friendly faces, and nearby places combine to make Maplewood the ideal home base for your next great adventure.

Simply click here or call 301-571-7444 today to coordinate your personalized private tour.