Nearest Airport: RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL
Community Characteristics: Close to Military Facility(ies), Many Single Family Dwellings
Income Per Capita: $71,347
Average Household Expenditure: $96,210
One of Washington's most affluent and educated suburbs, Bethesda real estate is some of the most valued in the Washington D.C. Metro Region. Bordered by Chevy Chaseand Friendship Heights, Bethesda is situated in Montgomery County on the border of Northwest Washington. Rated as the most educated town in America by Forbes in 2009 and the top-earning town by Money Magazine in 2012, Bethesda owners never run out of interesting people to talk to. With luxury condos downtown and homes that retain their value in the residential districts, it's no wonder Bethesda has been featured on Money Magazine's best places to live.
Close proximity to Washington provides ample employment for many Bethesda real estate owners. Bethesda's two red line metro stops allow homeowners to skip the traffic on Connecticut or Wisconsin Avenue to get into downtown. As for local work, Bethesda's business district has a workforce exceeding 43,000. With both the National Institute of Health and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center within its boundaries, Bethesda is home to many practitioners of medicine. Bethesda also houses the corporate headquarters of Lockheed Martin, Coventry Health Care, and Marriott International.
A major draw for Bethesda homeowners is the fantastic education system. Greatschools.org gives Bethesda real estate's public school system a 9/10 rating, with a number of schools receiving perfect 10's. In addition to the public school system, there are numerous private schools and academies within the town.
As for shopping and things to do, Bethesda has a vibrant downtown scene. Bethesda Row offers a Barnes and Noble, an Apple Store, a cinema, and numerous other recognizable stores. The main drag along Wisconsin Avenue leads residents to fantastic restaurants, art galleries, and even a live theater. The Bethesda Urban Partnership oversees the Arts and Entertainment District, hosting numerous events throughout the year. From the Literary Festival and outdoor movies to Winter Wonderland and the Art Walk, something always seems to be going on.
Whether engaging their children's creativity during Imagination Bethesda or playing a round of golf at the prestigious Congressional Country Club, Bethesda real estate owners have plenty to do in their happy home.
Resource: Long & Foster