1,343 apartments for rent in North Bethesda, MD
The large community of North Bethesda is situated between Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland. It is about four miles from Washington, DC. North Bethesda is a popular suburban community and is situated along the North Bethesda Trail, a four-mile rail trail that extends from Rockville to Bethesda that is popular with bicyclists and joggers.
When you rent an apartment in North Bethesda, you’ll enjoy an ideal location rich in history. Josiah Henson Park is located in North Bethesda – this historic site was once the home of Reverend Josiah Henson, who worked as a slave from 1795 until 1830, when he escaped to Canada and became a minister, speaker, and writer. His 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe to write her famous novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The existing home on the former farm was built in 1800.
North Bethesda itself began as a large farm owned by Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, a man considered to be the father of photojournalism and the first editor of National Geographic Magazine (from 1899 until 1954). He was hired by Alexander Graham Bell and later married his daughter, Elsie May Bell. Their daughter was Dr. Mabel H. Grosvenor – she worked with her grandfather. When she died at the age of 101 in 2006, she was the last surviving person to have worked with Bell.
When you find your North Bethesda apartment, you’ll enjoy an easy commute around the DC area. But North Bethesda is a terrific live-work-play community, home to a huge business district that is home to many corporate headquarters that include Coventry Healthcare, Marriott International, and Lockheed Martin. North Bethesda Market is a mixed-use development of shops, restaurants, and apartments along with the tallest building in Montgomery County. North Bethesda is also home to the White Flint mall, Georgetown Preparatory School, and the Music Center at Strathmore.