Bethesda Community Info and Homes For Sale
Bethesda is well-known as a wealthy suburb located north of Washington, D.C., Bethesda is a part of Montgomery County, Maryland. With its bustling business district, as well as suburban neighborhoods, Bethesda is a lively urban community with something for everyone.
The name, Bethesda, is a altered form of The Hebrew "Bethsaida" (Beth sah eed a), a term that means "house of healing" and a biblical place of salutary waters. Some of the best known organizations in Bethesda, Maryland are medical in nature, for example The Naval Medical Hospital and The National Institutes of Health. Recently there was a study done of the cities in
the United States that had the most post graduate degrees. Bethesda came in #1, Chevy Chase came in #2 and Potomac came in #4.
Community of Bethesda
Bethesda enjoys a strong sense of community… Bethesda real estate owners can enjoy a wide variety of live theater performances, “A Taste of Bethesda”, and art galleries as well as the many restaurants of Bethesda Row and Woodmont Triangle. In addition, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, which oversees the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, sponsors many community events such as the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and the popular "Play In A Day".
It is no wonder that the Bethesda real estate market continues to thrive since Bethesda is one of the most affluent areas in the US, rated #1 by CNN & Money Magazine as the “Top Earning Town in America” and by Forbes Magazine's “America’s most educated small town”. Also known for a number of excellent public schools that are located in Bethesda, including Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Walt Whitman High School, and Walter Johnson High School, which boasts an award-winning student newspaper. This makes Bethesda homes ideal for families with school-age children.
Some of the popular neighborhoods in Bethesda are Wood Acres, Springfield, Glen Mar Park, Glen Echo Heights, Sumner and Westmoreland Hills. For a detailed look at each neighborhood and the type of real estate available, as well as up-to-date market statistics, check my listings of current properties for sale or rent.