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Pros

-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat


What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area


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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Quick Facts About Bethesda


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Bethesda is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bethesda jobs have Decreased by 0.47 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bethesda's cost of living is 116.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Bethesda's population is 59,591 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.69 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Bethesda is $771,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 7.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Bethesda public schools spend $17,336 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.9 students per teacher in Bethesda.

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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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Great location and amenities. Real estate prices high. One of Washington, DC's 1st suburbs, Bethesda is adjacent to the District and has nice old neighborhoods w/... (read more)
Quality of Life
If you are considering moving to Bethesda, get ready for some astronomical housing prices as well as consderable growth in the area. We bought our house for $300k in... (read more)
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