Due to its close proximity to Washington, D.C., less than 10 miles, Bethesda houses the main campus of the National Institutes of Health. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is also located in the city, as is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Coventry Health Care and the International Neuroethics Society, making Bethesda a hotbed for those seeking employment in the medical field. Other notable potential employers are the tourism industry's Host Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International and Ritz Carlton. Those seeking employment in aerospace and defense should consider Lockheed Martin, and environmentalists will find their calling at AREVA, Inc.'s U.S. headquarters. There are plenty of job opportunities within Bethesda, MD, and those seeking work on Capitol Hill are a short distance away.

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Affluent, highly educated and near the nation's capital. These key features are why Bethesda, MD ranked number one on Forbes' 2014 "America's Most Educated Small Towns" list. It also earned the top spot on Time's "Top Earning Towns" recap. Bethesda is where it's at, and homebuyers are going to move into a luxurious oasis complete with mansion-style homes priced in the multi-millions. There are also downtown condominiums and townhomes priced perfectly for the business jet set and smaller family-style properties that come in at $500,000 to $800,000.

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