A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$840,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,892
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Bethesda Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$144,772
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Bethesda Reviews

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Bethesda is an affluent suburb of Washington, DC. If you time your commute well you can make it to downtown D.C. in 20 - 25 minutes. There are great opportunities for walking and biking on the many trails, including the Capital Crescent Trail which takes you right into the Georgetown waterfront. The homes are beautiful, albeit very expensive but the D.C. housing market is reliable and resale is rarely a point of concern. There are great restaurants and shops and lots of gyms, yoga studios, and spin classes within walking distance from the center of town.
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Bethesda is one of the most wonderful cities to live in in the Washington DC suburbs, it's very close to downtown D.C. Good public and private schools very diverse and open minded people!
What I enjoy the most about Bethesda is its proximity to both the city life but also the suburban/quiet area. Bethesda is right in the middle of DC and Rockville/Gaithersburg area. Not only is Bethesda the ideal location but it also is great in regards to restaurants in entertainment. There are plenty of authentic restaurants in this area, whether you're in the mood for Mexican, Indian, Chinese, etc. This amazing area also offers plenty of entertain such as movie theaters and plenty of shops and markets.