Welcome to Bethesda
With its serene residential streets, luxury homes, bustling downtown, and a quick commute to Washington, D.C., Bethesda is home to some of the region’s most affluent figures.
The Maryland Transit Administration’s light rail Purple Line
, currently under construction, will connect Bethesda directly to Amtrak trains, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton via the Washington Metro.
Bethesda’s Fine Public and Private Schools
Public middle schools in Bethesda:
Public high schools in Bethesda:
Private schools in Bethesda include:
Independent religious schools in Bethesda include:
- Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit day and boarding school
- Little Flower School, a Catholic school teaching kindergarten through eighth grade
- Sidwell Friends School, a co-ed Quaker school teaching pre-kindergarten through 4th grade in Bethesda.
- Sidwell Friends Middle and Upper School campuses are located in Northwest Washington, D.C.
- St. Bartholomew School, a coed Catholic elementary school that teaches pre-K through 8th grade
- Saint Jane de Chantal Catholic School, a coed Catholic serving pre-K through eighth grade
- Our Lady of Lourdes, a Catholic school teaching pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
- Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic girls’ school teaching grades 1–12
- Washington Episcopal School, an elementary school teaching pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
- The Woods Academy, a coed Catholic school teaching pre-K through 8th grade
Lastly, Bethesda is home to two specialized institutions of higher learning:
There are many sites in Bethesda dedicated to fine arts and culture, including:
- The Strathmore, an arts hub with a music center, art galleries, outdoor performing spaces, and community events in Bethesda
- The Writer’s Center, “An independent home for the literary arts in the D.C metro area”
Golf, Scenic Trails, Fine Dining, and More
The scenic Capital Crescent Trail
runs through Bethesda, connecting to Silver Spring, Maryland, and Georgetown
in Washington, D.C. The spectacular monument views found along sections of this naturally wooded rail trail make it a local favorite for walking, jogging, and biking.
brings together condos, apartments, office space, fine art events, retail stores, and more; Anthropologie, Madewell, Apple, and Lululemon are among the stores found there. Westfield Montgomery Mall
is less than 15 minutes away by car with its many shopping options, including Nordstrom and the Lego store.
Bethesda’s Economy at a Glance
Bethesda’s prosperous local economy is driven by the technology, defense, hospitality, healthcare, and media industries. Prestigious employers in Bethesda include:
- The main National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
- Lockheed Martin
- NBC Sports Washington
With a population of about 68,056 in 2020 (according to the U.S. Census Bureau), Bethesda is extremely well-educated, with high rates of both bachelor’s degrees and higher degrees (86.7%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau). The median household income in Bethesda is about $172,873.
Housing in Bethesda
You’ll find a variety of homes in Bethesda, from luxury condos downtown to large manors on spacious, private lots. Many of Bethesda’s stately older homes have been remodeled and updated, and you’ll find many new construction homes
here as well.
In Bethesda you’ll find beautifully private, green neighborhoods like Fort Sumner and Washington Grove; the sleek modern homes of Drumaldry; and the ideally located Wildwood Manor, found where Interstate 270 and Interstate 495 meet.
Looking To Buy or Sell a Home in Bethesda, Maryland?
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