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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
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Bethesda is a town in Maryland with a population of 62,608. Bethesda is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Bethesda offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bethesda there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Bethesda and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Bethesda are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$858,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,917
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$146,664
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    56%
    12%
  • 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
    2%
    13%
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Bethesda Reviews

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Accommodating, protected, and neighborly, the suburban town of Bethesda proffers safe and convivial living for individuals and families alike.
Although the ambiance may seem mundane at times, the friendly neighbors paired with their diverse origins allow for never-ending compelling and unique discussions.
Following an educational journey in Bethesda public or private schools is an ideal choice, as the elementary, intermediate, and high school institutions provide the most outstanding schooling possible. This is true thanks to large budgets accorded by the state of Maryland, a strong faculty-to-student ratio, and diverse facilities ranging from top of the line sports arenas, to the most technologically innovative classrooms.
Bethesda's healthy lifestyle, family friendly neighborhoods, diverse inhabitants, safe suburbs, and alluring architectural aspects demonstrate why I call this town home.
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Bethesda is a great town, very diverse, but very expensive. Downtown Bethesda is pretty good and populous, and the malls around here are good as well! Transportation is great since you have the metro and metrobus. Not far from DC, and Baltimore is a bit further, but still a pretty easy drive.
I have lived here my entire life (18 years) and have never had a complaint. It is a friendly place that is continuously changing and improving. I have been walking alone to the shops of Bethesda since I was ten years old, it's that safe! I am so grateful to live in a place that is so welcoming and has a strong emphasis on community