Bethesda Community & Background Information for Homes for Sale
More than just a suburb of Washington, D.C., the city of Bethesda is an affluent, highly educated urban district featuring its own business center and the lifestyle amenities of one of the most coveted upscale residential communities in the capital area. Single-family dwellings, townhouses, condominiums and estates make up the majority of the real estate market in Bethesda. Named after a biblical Pool of Healing, Bethesda is one of the world's leading biomedical research centers and home to more than 2,800 different businesses. It is also trendy and sophisticated, offering a number of museums, fabulous restaurants, public galleries, theaters, historic sites and parks. Its schools are ranked among the best in the country by many news organizations and analysts.
Downtown Bethesda hosts its annual Taste of Bethesda in each fall as well as a number of other events during the year. Art enthusiasts can experience downtown Bethesda's unique and inspiring art galleries. The city is a shopper's haven and dining in Bethesda is legendary within the DC metro area. The greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase community stretches north from DC to beyond the Capital Beltway and is comprised of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Friendship Heights. The area is coveted because of its close proximity to the nation's capital and the wide variety of housing it affords. For public transportation to and from downtown Bethesda, The Metro Rail system transports more than 15,000 people on an average day.
Bethesda City Guide