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Live Near NIH/Medical Center Metro
Original Source: Walk to NIH/Medical Center Metro
A lot of my real estate clients want to live where they can walk to NIH Metro, either because they work there, or because of the easy commute into the District. Traffic these days is a bear. And it's only going to get worse. 2,500 new employees are expected to join the National Naval Medical Center when Walter Reed closes, adding to an already congested rush hour. People want to live near Metro so they can stay out of their cars.
So, if you're looking to avoid some traffic & buy a house in a neighborhood that's convenient to Metro, search no more. I've got the skinny on the best spots within walking distance of the NIH. Since they closed access to NIH right after 911, your only access to the NIH metro stop is on the east side of the campus just off of Wisconsin Avenue. The best "walk to" neighborhoods include the north side of East Bethesda (aka Glenbrook Village), Locust Hill Estates, Alta Vista/Maplewood and Parkview Estates.
Glenbrook Village/East Bethesda is a great neighborhood with about 300 homes. Most of the houses started off as modest colonials and capes, but many ... more
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