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-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


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It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bethesda is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethesda jobs have Increased by 1.29 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bethesda's cost of living is 113.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bethesda's population is 62,024 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.45 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bethesda is $825,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.25%.
    SCHOOLS
    Bethesda public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Bethesda.

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  8/17/2015
Bethesda expensive place to liove

Amenities are plentiful, but costs continue to rise as do local and state taxes. Overall not a friendly place to... (Read More)

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  1/29/2008
Great schools, good eating, nice blend of burbs an

Essentially an upscale suburb of Washington DC. Public transport is easy, there's plenty to do (though with none of the edginess of living closer in DC) and it's minutes... (Read More)

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  8/26/2007
Real Cost of LIving in Bethesda

We are a couple with no children about to move to Bethesda and seem to only find data on cost of living index comparisons between Bethesda and other cities. We are... (Read More)

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