Bethesda, Maryland, found in southern Montgomery County, is a very well known suburb of Washington, DC. According to the 2000 Census the population of Bethesda is 55,277. Found right outside North West Washington D.C., Bethesda is one of the most educated and affluent small towns in America, according to Forbes.
Living in Bethesda, MD
Despite being so close to Washington, DC, Bethesda has its own character and an abundance of shops, restaurants, and bars. The area known as 'Downtown Bethesda' is home to the two major restaurant districts in the area, Bethesda Row and Woodmont Triangle.
Bethesda is well known as a wealthy, upscale community. Many residents commute into Washington D.C. for work, either by car or on the metro which has two stops on the Red Line called Bethesda station, and Medical Center which is found only .7 miles from 'Downtown Bethesda'.
For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Bethesda has enough running, biking, and hiking trails to appease your appetite. In fact, the Capital Crescent Trail runs through Bethesda and provides easy trail access to Georgetown. Real Estate prices reflect the affluent and upscale nature of the community.