Bethesda is a great place to live. There is so much to do and it is an incredibly safe place. I would highly recommend.
Its a very peaceful and friendly environment but there is nothing that I would want to change about it.
A nice clean town with lots of restaurants. Some of the downtown is walkable, but a car is definitely useful.
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.
Bethesda, Maryland is a family oriented neighborhood, clean and beautiful to live. I would consider it the safest place to live in America.
Living In Bethesda has been a pleasure , very safe environment with lots of fun activities and site seeing ! Good Job opportunities and great schooling !
Walkable downtown center and near the metro with easy access to DC and surrounding neighborhoods and districts.
Great food places, would like to see more affordable stores. Very nice trail, would love to see more parks. Lots of construction going on.
Bethesda is a wonderful place to live with an enormous amount of opportunity from schools to jobs. However I wish that there was more diversity in the area.
The living expenses in Bethesda is outrageous! I couldn't even afford to rent a one bedroom apartment or studio because it would eat my entire income.
Amazing Schools, Nice neighborhoods, conveniently located near D.C.. A great place to live. Bethesda has tons of great shopping, entertainment, parks, and a wonderful community feel.
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!
Bethesda is a safe and fun area with theaters, restaurants, and live music. My only complaint is the high cost of living/rent in the area.
I have loved living in Bethesda. It is a town where you can go out to eat, relax, and always feel safe. This city is a community that is diverse, and provides numerous opportunities for shopping and leisure. I overall can highly recommend this area for families.
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.
The place overall is great and one of the better areas in Maryland, especially in public education. It is a very safe neighborhood, especially the suburbia. People might say that Bethesda is predominantly white and higher-end, meaning a lot of shops and malls in the area are more expensive. This is partially true, though not all places are like that.
Called the "Bethesda bubble" by many. Very snooty suburb of DC. Public schools are claimed to be the best in the country but they still don't compare to the private ones...too bad it costs as much or more than college per year to send your child to them.
Bethesda is an incredibly unique place to grow up. It's great for kids and families but lacks diversity and is filled excessively rich people. I'm lucky to have grown up here, of course, but it's important to get outside of the Bethesda bubble and meet people from other walks of life. Everybody is very liberal and educated. DC traffic sucks, but there's no way to get around that. The homes are outrageously expensive.
Bethesda is a very safe yet expensive place to live. Great food and several bars make many options for night night activities as well. NIH and Walter Reed are both located in Bethesda so many government job opportunist are available as well. You can walk to many places and there is a metro in the downtown area that makes getting into DC and VA very easy.
I grew up in Bethesda and watched its transformation from a sleepy small-town suburb to a thriving, vibrant cultural, shopping, and epicurean center. The variety of cuisines to be found within a mile radius is truly astounding. The Metro station makes it a convenient place to live whether you work in D.C. or further out toward Rockville...it is a wonderful place.