Bethesda, Maryland 

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National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay. September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Bethesda, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

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9216 Quintana Dr
Bed 7 | Bath 7 | 7844 SqFt
4708 N Chelsea Ln
Bed 6 | Bath 8 | 5477 SqFt
8606 Long Acre Ct
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 4033 SqFt

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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City: Bethesda
Zip Codes: 20817 20814 20816
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Bethesda is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bethesda jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Bethesda's cost of living is 89.2% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Bethesda's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Bethesda, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

Montgomery county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

Bethesda's population is 63,168 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 7.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 29.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Bethesda is $846,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.7%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Bethesda. Home Appreciation is up 1.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Bethesda Real Estate

The median home price in Bethesda is $846,400. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Bethesda   11 Reviews
Bethesda expensive place to liove - 8/17/2015
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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Great schools, good eating, nice blend of burbs an - 1/29/2008
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

Real Cost of LIving in Bethesda - 8/26/2007
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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9216 Quintana Dr
Bed 7 | Bath 7

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