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Guide to Bethesda
Bethesda Apartments For Rent
While “early to bed, early to rise” may not necessarily apply (especially judging by the nightlife), the town of Bethesda is most definitely “healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
Bethesda is one of the fittest towns in the country (healthy). It routinely tops the list for top-earning towns with an average household income of more than $129,000 (wealthy). And Bethesda is one of America’s most-educated places, ranking number one on Forbes’ 2014 list of “America’s most-educated small towns” and having nearly 80 percent of residents 25 and older holding bachelor’s degrees, and nearly half of all adult residents holding a graduate or professional degree (wise).
Speaking of healthy, if you prefer eating local, then Bethesda is the ideal location for you. Bethesda offers about 200 restaurants, many of them farm-to-table. Residents can also shop directly from farmers for fresh eggs, artisanal cheeses, and just-picked orchard fruits at the FreshFarm Market.
If you want to be a part of a town that exemplifies “healthy, wealthy, and wise,” then rent an apartment in Bethesda (and stay up as late as you want!)
Things to Do in Bethesda:
Living in Bethesda provides a wide variety of things to see and do. Of course, the first thing you’ll probably want to do is visit all of Washington, DC’s fantastic sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Washington Monument, the White House, the Capitol Building, and the National Mall. Sure, these areas are often filled with tourists, but that’s okay – this is the ultimate place to enjoy “staycations,” so go ahead – take a selfie in front of the White House!
Once you get back to Bethesda, the fun doesn’t end. This charming town is flanked by other charming towns, providing a variety of unique destinations to explore. For example, neighboring Kensington is the ultimate antiquing destination, home of “Antique Row.” And for shopaholics, there’s no better place than Friendship Heights, which is often called Washington’s Rodeo Drive.
Golfers will love the bordering community Chevy Chase, which is home to the Columbia Country Club and the Chevy Chase Club. And for a beautiful blend of history and outdoor fun, head to neighboring Glen Echo to visit Glen Echo Park, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Speaking of golf, Bethesda is home to the Congressional Country Club, a private club that opened in 1924. This golf club is exclusive with a capital “E!” Past members include Woodrow Wilson, Dwight Eisenhower, Harvey Firestone, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Carnegie, William Randolph Hearst, Warren G. Harding, Walter P. Chrysler, Vincent Lombardi, Gerald Ford, and William H. Taft. It has hosted several US Opens, a PGA Championship, and the AT&T National. It is considered one of Maryland’s finest golf courses.
With over 200 restaurants to try, dozens of art galleries to explore, and theaters to visit, you may never want to leave Downtown Bethesda! Explore the Arts and Entertainment District, catch an independent or foreign film at the “art-house” Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema, view the latest exhibition at Waverly Street Gallery, or catch a live performance at Quotidian Theatre Company.
FreshFarm Market is located on Norfolk Avenue and is held seasonally, from May to October. Atwaters Bakery turns organic, whole-grain flours into hearth-baked breads. Black Rock Orchard offers raspberries, Italian plums, and peaches. Spring Gap Mountain Creamery crafts cheeses such as West Virginia Blue, Jersey Gold Gouda and Sophie’s Select cheddar from pasture-raised Jersey cows’ milk. And don’t miss the chef tastings, book signings, and live music!
The Capital Crescent Trail, or CCT, passes through the center of Bethesda. This popular walking, jogging, bicycling, and roller-blading path extends from Georgetown to Silver Spring. It is one of the nation’s most heavily-used trails, and is built on the abandoned rail bed of the former B&O Railroad.
What to Consider When Moving to Bethesda:
Bethesda is located just north of Washington, DC and is named for the 1820 meeting house, Bethesda Meeting House. The Meeting House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on Rockville Pike.
Bethesda is the location of several corporate and government headquarters, and it is home to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital, where the President receives his annual checkup. Bethesda is also home to the National Institutes of Health, the National Naval Medical Center, and the National Library of Medicine.
The Bethesda Metro Station is a comprehensive mass transit system, ideal for getting around the entire DC metro area. The Metro station handles more than 15,000 passengers on an average weekday. Many residents commute to Washington, D. C. for work, while others are employed by Bethesda-based corporations that include Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, and Wachovia.
Why Bethesda Apartments Are Hot:
It’s where farm-to-table meets urban professional, where a gorgeous countryside collides with big-city wealth and opportunity. It is beautiful, dynamic, exciting, and fun – when you find an apartment in Bethesda, you’ll be able to attend a variety of festivals and special events, including the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, the Bethesda Art Walk, the Summer Concert Series, Taste of Bethesda, and Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland. Just walk around Downtown Bethesda and you’ll know why apartments in Bethesda are hot! Public art covers 300 acres of downtown, most of it contained within the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. You’ll see everything from whimsical statues to poetry benches to wall murals. What are you waiting for? It’s time to live healthy, wealthy, and wise – it’s time to live in Bethesda!
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Nearby Military Bases
- US Naval Surface Weapons Center District 5
- US Army Research Lab
- US Naval Surface Weapons Center District 1
- Andrews Airforce Base
- Naval Command Unit
- One of the most affluent communities in the US with median family income of $168,385
- Lively urban vibe with pubs, specialty shops and theater
- Relatively low crime
- Vibrant restaurant scene with more than 250 eateries
- Best-educated city in the US
- Metrorail expansion offers comprehensive public transit