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Living in Bethesda
Bethesda, MD is a census-designated place that is located on the south side of Montgomery County. Because it is an unincorporated community, Bethesda has no official boundaries, but the area commonly referred to as Bethesda has a population of just over 60,000.
The unincorporated town of Bethesda lies just to the southwest of another unincorporated, census designated place: Chevy Chase, MD. This town is made up of 5 smaller villages: Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Section Three, Chevy Chase Section Five, Martin’s Additions, and North Chevy Chase.
With the exception of Chevy Chase Village, each of the villages has a population of between 500 and 1000 residents. Chevy Chase Village is the largest by far, with its population coming in at just under 2000 residents. This area is part of Montgomery County, and as such, the Montgomery County Public School System serves it.
Bethesda’s residents are particularly well educated, with the community earning a top spot on the Forbes list of the most educated small towns in America. It has also received the top ranked spot on Time’s list of the top earning towns in America and the 2nd place spot on Forbes list of “America’s Most Livable Cities.”
Bethesda is something of a bedroom community, with many of its residents commuting into Washington, D.C. for work each morning, but there are several important employers in Bethesda as well.
The National Institutes of Health campus, a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the world’s largest biomedical research facility. The Lockheed Martin headquarters and the Marriott International offices are also located in Bethesda.
Additionally, one of the world’s most reputable country clubs, the Congressional Country Club, can be found here. The club has hosted several major golf championships, the most notable of which was the U.S. Open in 2011.
Homes for Sale in Bethesda MD
As with most other communities in the DC area, the median home price in Bethesda has been appreciating regularly over the years. In 2016, the median price per square foot in this community was over twice the DC metro area average. This made Bethesda the 20th most expensive city in America. The housing market here is composed of single-family homes, townhouses, and condos.
To learn more about your options in this area, feel free to contact us, William and Adam Fastow, for a real estate consultation.