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.
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.
It isn’t all work and no play in Bethesda, MD however. The vibrant downtown area known as "Bethesda Row" has plenty of shopping, dining and cinema to keep the locals happy and entertained. One of the world’s most prestigious country clubs, the Congressional Country Club, hosts major golf tournaments year round, including the 2011 U.S. Open and the AT&T National tournament. Who knows? Golfers might run into Tiger Woods if they are lucky enough to tee off on the course. Three other notable country clubs include the Community Baseball Club, the Country Club and the Burning Tree Club, which is exclusive to male golfers. Video gamers will recognize the city’s name if they play any of the Fallout or The Elder Scrolls game series. Both were developed by Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks, which honored its corporate location by featuring the town in Fallout 3. Rich in culture and employment, highly educated and filled with beautiful property sure to be a homebuyer’s dream come true, Bethesda places its residents right on top of the pulse of the nation. It is easy to see why real estate is in such hot demand in this beautiful city. Browse our listings and find your next residence.