Welcome to Carderock Springs

Carderock Springs is a vibrant community located in Bethesda, Maryland, featuring distinctive modern architecture, a mature green landscape, and a community spirit where residents know each other, support our great local schools, and connect with a variety of social activities. Summers are always active at our Clubhouse and Swim & Tennis Club.

Carderock Springs appears on the National Register of Historic Places as a prime example of Mid-Century Modern/Situated Modernism Architecture — a style where modern houses complement and blend in with the natural landscape. Opened in 1962, it's long been featured in consumer and professional publications as an excellent example of both modern design and environmental stewardship. 

If you're modifying the exterior of your home, you'll need approval from the Architectural Review Committee, which has ARC Design GuidelinesCovenants govern all properties. Because the natural environment is so integral to the neighborhood's appeal, we also have Tree Removal Guidelines.

Carderock International Dinner: Sunday, March 3, 6 p.m. 

One of Carderock's distinguishing characteristics is our international flavor.  Residents representing dozens of nationalities live here, and our crowd is remarkably well traveled. Which makes our annual International Dinner such a great event. We ask everyone to bring an appetizer, entree, or dessert representing their heritage to the Clubhouse, CSCA provides the wine and other beverages, and we all sit down to share a global feast. 

Coming? Drop a note to Events Guy Craig Stoltz at stoltzc@gmail.com. Let us know the number in your party and what dish you plan to bring. (Plan a dish that serves at least 8.) We already expect Argentinian empanadas, New York-style kugel, and a Moroccan goat cheese appetizer. Add your favorites to the fun!  

More upcoming event details appear on the Events & Activities page. 

The Carderock Springs Citizens Association

Important! Time to confirm your community directory information and pay your annual dues! Details here.

The Carderock Springs Citizens' Association (CSCA) is a membership group representing the civic interests of homeowners. Activities include enforcing our covenants, supporting upkeep of common areas, hosting community discussions of issues, and sponsoring social events. We publish a neighborhood directory, a periodic newsletter, and this website.  The Board of Directors meets monthly, with semi-annual meetings to discuss community-wide ongoing issues and projects.  Annual dues are $50 per family. 

Note: The CSCA is not the Carderock Swim & Tennis Club — the clubhouse, pools, tennis courts, and surrounding facilities. Membership in CSCA doesn't include membership in the club. Visit the Swim & Tennis Club website. 


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Carderock Snapshot

Developer Edmund Bennett brought his vision of a modern suburban community to Carderock Springs, with the first homes going up for sale in 1962. Residents today are stewards of that vision.

Developer Edmund Bennett in the Mad Men era, early 1960s
Developer Edmund Bennett in the Mad Men era, early 1960s


Architects Keyes Condon & Lethbridge
Architects Keyes Condon & Lethbridge


Modern interiors showcased in the "Clubview" model
Modern interiors showcased in the "Clubview" model