If you are planning a move to the Washington, D.C. Metro region, but are still trying to decide where, Bethesda has much to offer. With a small-town feel, alongside easily accessible amenities and entertainment, this is one top-notch urban village. Bethesda is a caring and special community. From terrific education and health programs, to extensive green space and environmental support, this is a place you can be proud to call home. But don’t just take my word for it, check out some of Bethesda’s latest rankings in online research, and decide for yourself.
When it comes to urban village life, being able to walk to area businesses and services is a must. Through the efforts of the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Montgomery County, downtown Bethesda is a vibrant center for community life with incredible arts and entertainment, local retail and restaurants and amazing festivals throughout the year. Downtown Bethesda is a walker’s paradise with a Walk Score of 98.
Rated as one of the top 100 cities to live in 2016, by Livability.com, Bethesda is also an ideal central hub from which to access the Washington, D.C. region via Metro public transport. This makes it easy to leave the car at home when attending big events, a plus for the environment too. The residents of Bethesda are an important factor in our Livability rating as well. Most residents here are college educated, and we put our knowledge to work for the benefit of the community, with a high rate of volunteerism and civic support. With over 80% residents having a bachelor degree, the Livability site ranked Bethesda as the 4th top city for college graduates, no surprise.
Bethesda’s commitment to education can also be seen in our Great Schools! ranking, listed at 9 for all our schools combined. With 9 elementary schools receiving the highest score of 10, alongside several middle schools and high schools ranked between 8 and 9, Bethesda is an ideal place to find a great education for the kids. Quality education in communities also adds to property values, as a high-rated attraction for many homebuyers. With over 11 parks in Bethesda, there are plenty of great places for the kids to play and to get out into nature with ease.
Bethesda is just one of the wonderful communities to live in around the Washington, D.C. Metro region. Working with a Realtor® who personally knows the region, and the market, will make buying and selling your home easier too. When you are ready or if you have questions, contact me, Ellie Shorb, your local real estate resource. I’m here to be your positive, helpful partner throughout the entire process.Visit my website, contact me or my team at 240-338-8919, or email us today.