The Flavor of Montgomery County, MD

With 1-million residents calling this county’s mix of suburban and urban neighborhoods home, Montgomery County borders the Nation’s Capital. sitting northwest of the District. One of the most affluent counties in the United States, in 2010 Forbes Magazine ranked the Montgomery County the 10th richest in the U.S.  With an easy commute into the District by mass transit (Metro) or by car, many who work in downtown DC choose to live in Montgomery County; at the same time, Montgomery County itself is an important business and research center, the epicenter for biotechnology in the Mid-Atlantic region. Rich with activities, from award winning restaurants to live theater, outdoor activities and national historic parks, such as the Billy Goat Trail and the C&O Canal, Montgomery County boasts parks, hiking trails, playgrounds and Blue Ribbon school. For more information on Montgomery County, we recommend this site:

From Forbes Magazine:

Population: 942,747

Median Household Income: $93,999.00

Percent of Residents 25 or Older with Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 59

Bethesda & North Bethesda

Bethesda, continues to thrive and grow, becoming one of Montgomery County’s most desirable places to live in the DC Metro area. a city that boasts a mix of suburban and urban neighborhoods. With 60-thousand residents, Bethesda is considered by Forbes Magazine to be one of the most affluent and highly educated towns in the country, in 2009 ranked as the second most livable city in America.

Activities and nightlife abound in Bethesda and North Bethesda. With more than 200 boutiques and restaurants, from ethnic to trendy hot spots, Bethesda is also home to the 11-acre Music Center at Strathmore Center for the Arts, National Institutes of Health, the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Hospital. Downtown Bethesda’s Art and Entertainment District is filled with inspiring art venues, and unique galleries while public art fills the streets. A vibrant city, that brags The Bethesda Crescent Trail (for bikers, runners, strollers and dogs) as well as three Metro stops (including the Bethesda stop downtown, Grosvenor and Medical Center), many residents never feel the need to venture to the Nation’s Capital, only 17 miles away.

Because of its proximity to the the District, Bethesda’s housing market is high-priced. Bethesda’s home choices are eclectic from adorable bungalows, capes, splits and colonials  to stark contemporaries. Living in Bethesda affords resident the convenience of nearby amenities, but not a lot of land or square footage for the money. There are great condo buildings and townhouse communities as well and new construction is booming. For more on Bethesda, Maryland, we recommend the city’s site:

Bethesda’s single family neighborhoods:

Bethesda’s Condo Buildings & Townhomes

  • The Adagio

  • The Chase

  • The Christopher

  • City Homes of Edgemoor

  • The Edgemoor at Arlington

  • Lionsgate

  • Hampden Square

Schools in Bethesda

  • Ashburton Elementary School

  • Bannockburn Elementary School

  • Bethesda Elementary School

  • Bradley Hills Elementary School

  • Burning Tree Elementary School

  • Carderock Springs Elementary School

  • Seven Locks Elementary School

  • Westbrook Elementary School

  • Wyngate Elementary School

  • Wood Acres Elementary School

  • North Bethesda Middle School

  • Thomas W. Pyle Middle School

  • Westland Middle School

  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School

  • Walt Whitman High School

  • Walter Johnson High School

North Bethesda

Buyers looking at Bethesda will also consider neighboring Chevy Chase, Potomac , Rockville and Kensington, MD.

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Kensington, Maryland

Potomac, Maryland

Windsor Hills Potomac MD Real Estate

Potomac Falls, Maryland Real Estate

Rockville, Maryland

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