Live in Bethesda
Bethesda is not only a census designated area – it has been featured as one of the most affluent and educated communities across the country on Forbes Magazine and CNNMoney.com as well. It is home to several country and golf clubs, such as the Burning Tree Golf Course, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda Country Club, and others.
Bethesda is a vibrant and beautiful town in Montgomery County, known for its great homes, excellent amenities and home to some of the best schools in Maryland. It is in close proximity to the nation’s capital, Washington DC, and offers different types of real estate, ranging from breathtaking single family homes and spacious townhomes to luxury condos featuring state of the art fitness centers, bars, restaurants, all on-site. These luxury condos even include concierge services from dry cleaning to dog walking.
There has been a lot of tearing down of old small brick homes, which have been replaced with new homes suitable for modern families. The arts and craft style homes with 5 bedrooms and gourmet kitchen are the most popular and main attraction for buyers.
With all of this in mind, Bethesda also has a small town and community feel to it. The Farm Women’s Market is one of my favorite places to wander. It features a variety of independent vendors. You can find beautiful and unique arts and crafts, gems, flowers, accessories candies and baked goods. Sit and enjoy a delicious lunch of fine cuisine or just have a sandwich!
Or visit the local farmer’s market open on Sundays throughout the year. Food trucks and stands serve up some great treats while you shop for local produce to take home and cook. You can find everything from local meats, cheeses, and vegetables to locally made pickles and even locally distilled whiskey. And, they have some of the best tomatoes around!
Work in Bethesda
Bethesda features the headquarters of several domestic and multinational powerhouses. Marriott International, Coventry Healthcare, and Lockheed Martin are some of the big names available in this town. Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Capital One, and PNC Bank also have regional offices located strategically here.
The employment rate is off the charts as well, with more than 95 percent workforce engaged in white-collar jobs, which is also well above the national average. A majority of the residents are working in financial, business, legal, and management occupations, making up to 40 percent of the total workforce of Bethesda.
Commuting around the town is quite easy as well, thanks to the metro stations and bus service that connects different parts of Bethesda and allows people to travel to their jobs in minimal amount of time.
Play in Bethesda
Bethesda has a fully developed downtown area with almost every convenience, from movie theatres, parks to local farmers’ market, cafés and restaurants, and shops, available within short distance. In addition to a diverse range of cuisines served at fine, top-rated restaurants, residents enjoy shopping at a plethora of boutiques, specialty shops, malls, and big-name departmental stores.
Different festivals take place round the year in the town, including Bethesda Literary Festival, Winter Wonderland, Imagination Bethesda, and Taste of Bethesda. There are many family friendly areas close by as well, such as Cabin John Regional Park where you and your children can take train rides all around the park.
Bethesda is also home to the Imagination Stage, where kids can enjoy hands on experience of learning about film making, star in a play, and just have fun! If you enjoy playing sports, there is “Social Sports of Bethesda” for adults as well. For kids, Bethesda hosts a variety of competitive and recreational leagues for all sports.
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