I live in BROOKLAND, and love it! I have seen many families in the area. There are many large 4 bedroom houses in the area going for the $500K – $650K price range and also a new community, Chancelors Row, with 4 story townhomes with 3-4 bedrooms starting at around $600K. We are on the red line, and have a couple restaurants/ bars including a Cuban place, and Tex-Mex style. Commute to Bethesda may be fairly easy taking Military Rd (driving), red line in a loop, or the cross city buses (H 2, 3, 4) to Tenleytown, then transfering to a 30’s series bus. The neighborhood holds many social events such as monthly “neighborhood” happy hours, the home and garden tour, Brookland neighborhood yard sale, and a couple others. There are many neighborhood schools, and Charter schools in the neighborhood (including a Chinese charter school that teaches English and Chinese concurrently) and you can contact DCPS for the citywide schools report to make the decision of which school is right for your family. Good luck with your housing search! I hope you find the place thats right for you, whether its Brookland, or anywhere else!