Bethesda

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One of the best places to live and raise a family near Washington D.C. Explore Bethesda real estate!

 

A community in southern Montgomery County, Bethesda is home to about 68,000 people. An urban center, it’s a vibrant place to live. It’s just to the northwest of DC, which provides a good level of access to the region. It’s also the home of the National Institutes of Health Main Campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The cultural diversity in Bethesda helps make it a thriving place to live. There are plenty of things to do and experience in this bustling town, including some of the area's best high-end dining and shops. For those thinking about buying Bethesda real estate, there are many options. Though densely populated, many choose the luxury condos near the downtown area to call home. Much of the city boasts beautiful older homes. Larger, modern housing options built in the last few decades also exist here, offering home buyers a nice mix of options.

 

 

What to Love

  • A thriving community with youthful energy
  • Close proximity to Washington D.C; excellent for commuters
  • An urban center in its own right
  • Plentiful downtown boutique shops and cafes


People and Lifestyle

Life is busy in Bethesda, but people find it’s quite easy to get around. It’s a pedestrian-friendly community that’s supported by the Metro and bus services. Bethesda is a thriving community of people on the go, whether they are touring one of the art galleries, taking in a show at the theater, meeting for business downtown, or enjoying meals at one of the fine dining establishments. The area is also home to a large number of medical centers and professional buildings, meaning many don’t have to travel far to get to work.

 

 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoying a meal is easy with the numerous eateries, fine dining establishments, and bistros located throughout the city. Woodmont Grill is the perfect spot for upscale American fare and live jazz music. True Food Kitchen is another excellent choice. It offers seasonal and sustainably crafted meals for health-conscious and vegan lifestyles. Bethesda Bagels is a popular go-to location for breakfast on the way to work.

For shopping, a visit to Bethesda Row is in order. This upscale mall is home to a number of retailers, including the Apple Store, Anthropologie & Co, and BHLDN Wedding Boutique. There’s a movie theater here and several restaurants to enjoy as well. Getting around to any of the shops and restaurants is easy using the Bethesda Metro Station. It’s within walking distance of Bethesda Row and the Trolley Trail for those who plan to do some cycling.

 

 

Things to Do

It’s easy to enjoy a vibrant life in this thriving community. There’s the Bethesda Central Farm Market that occurs in the downtown area of the city. It’s one of the largest in the area. The Woodmont Street area is a popular area for walking and doing some sidewalk shopping. It's in the heart of the city, near some of the area's luxury condo and apartment communities that make Bethesda real estate appealing to those wanting to live near Washington, DC.

During the month of October, the Taste of Bethesda takes place, an event that brings together around 40,000 people to celebrate diversity in food. It's one of several events taking place in the region.

For those looking to enjoy the outdoors, the Capital Crescent Trail is moments from the heart of the city. It’s ideal for biking, walking, and jogging.

 

 

Schools

Students living in Bethesda attend Montgomery County Public Schools. Schools in the area include:

  • Walt Whitman High School, 9 – 12th grade
  • Walter Johnson High School, 9 – 12th grade
  • Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 9 – 12th grade
  • Pyle Middle School, 6 – 8th grade
  • Bethesda Elementary School, Pre-k – 5th grade
  • Georgetown Preparatory School, 9th – 12th grade, Jesuit boarding school
  • Landon School, 3 – 12th grade, a private school for boys

Bethesda Real Estate

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Overview for Bethesda, MD

66,294 people live in Bethesda, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $108,611. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,294

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

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

$108,611

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Bethesda, MD

Bethesda has 26,930 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bethesda do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 66,294 people call Bethesda home. The population density is 4,998.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,294

Total Population

High

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

43

Median Age

48.08 / 51.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
26,930

Total Households

2.44

Average Household Size

$108,611

Average individual Income

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Schools in Bethesda, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Bethesda. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Apple Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Holton-Arms School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
The Primary Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bannockburn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Bartholomews School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Burning Tree Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Bethesda Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Potomac Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Westbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Wood Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Family Academy Of Bethesda
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Washington Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stone Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Rochambeau-The French International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Bethesda Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bethesda Country Day School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Bradley Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Jane De Chantal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Bethesda, MD

There's plenty to do around Bethesda, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
47
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
39
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Milo Andres, Tidal Elite Performance Center, and Pro-Fit Basketball Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 1.24 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.77 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
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Active 3.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.34 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
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