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Bethesda, MD: The Nation's Best
Once a quiet suburb of the nation’s capital, Bethesda has become a premier destination for living, working and thriving. With more than 600 retail and business shops, 200 restaurants, a professional theater company and several art galleries, Bethesda is a melting pot of local, national and international flair.
Renowned National and International Institutions
The area is home to the National Institutes of Health and the renowned Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, two of the best medical institutions in the country. Bethesda’s population ranks among the most highly educated in the U.S., and the public and private schools are continually recognized as among the best in the country.
Outstanding Leisure Opportunities
Some of the most challenging golf courses can be found at Bethesda’s country clubs, and the Strathmore Hall Arts Center is the primary multi-disciplinary arts center in Montgomery County. The Capital Crescent Trail, Rock Creek Park and multiple recreational facilities offer leisure options for every fitness level and ability.
Short Commute to Community Events
Local fun is only minutes away. Just outside the Washington, D.C. line, Bethesda has 3 Metro stops and a highly accessible Ride-On bus system. Take the Metro into the nation's capital, or stay in the community for local events.
Among Bethesda's most popular community-sponsored events are:
- The Fine Arts Festival
- The Taste of Bethesda
- Imagination Bethesda
- Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland
Live Your Way
Bethesda’s housing choices are diverse. There are newer neighborhoods, established condominium and townhome communities, single-family homes and grand estates. While traditionally styled homes dominate the scene, there are communities that offer contemporary designs.
With its variety of attractive neighborhoods, its convenience to all of metropolitan Washington, D.C., and a strong employment, educational, and cultural base, Bethesda is a well-established community with tremendous appeal to everyone from the first-time homebuyer to the retiree.