Glen Echo

38.9696° N, 77.1419° W

Calling Glen Echo Home

Like the Town of Somerset, the Town of Glen Echo has it own local government that provides municipal services for its residents. Residents of Glen Echo enjoy life on the Potomac River with miles of walking and biking trails at their fingertips. The Clara Barton Parkway which becomes Canal Road offers direct access to the Georgetown Waterfront and Downtown DC while both nearby Chain Bridge and Key Bridge offer easy access to Northern Virginia. The Town of Glen Echo also sits right off of I-495 making it one of the most convenient locations to all three jurisdictions in the DMV.

 

History

The land that would become the Town of Glen Echo was originally purchased in 1888 by brothers, Edwin and Edward Baltzley. The Town of Glen Echo was incorporated in 1904 and now consists of 100 homes, some dating back to as early as 1853. Clara Barton, the founder of the Red Cross, was one of the town's most prominent early residents and the parkway running along the Potomac River and bordering the Town of Glen Echo bears her name. The Glen Echo Amusement Park was originally developed in 1891 as the Chautauqua Assembly which taught sciences, art, languages and literature before becoming the Washington DC area's premier amusement park from the early 1900s until it closed in 1968. In 2002, Montgomery County took over management of this historic site and today the park "is host to many resident arts and cultural organizations, artist studios, a thriving social dance program, a restored carousel, and numerous classes in visual and performing arts" according to its website.

 

Architecture

Properties in Glen Echo date back to as early as 1853 and the community is also home to many original Sear & Roebucks bungalows. Given its long history, homes constructed in the area span many architectural areas and there is a fair amount of architectural variety, including some newly constructed homes in the 21st century with Colonial and Craftsman stylings.

 

Neighborhood Amenities

Glen Echo Park, C & O Canal Trails

 

Local Businesses

MacArthur Plaza, Potomac Farm Market, Palisades and Downtown Bethesda Restaurants and Retail

 

Similar Maryland Neighborhoods to Explore

Cabin John, Bannockburn, Sumner

 

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Overview for Glen Echo, MD

813 people live in Glen Echo, where the median age is 38.5 and the average individual income is $99,375. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

813

Total Population

38.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,375

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Glen Echo, MD

Glen Echo has 262 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Glen Echo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 813 people call Glen Echo home. The population density is 922.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

813

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.5

Median Age

51.91 / 48.09%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
262

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$99,375

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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