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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
North Bethesda is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 49,971. North Bethesda is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in North Bethesda offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In North Bethesda there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in North Bethesda and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Bethesda are highly rated.
About North Bethesda...
Population
49,971

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$543,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,850
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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North 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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,916
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I have b÷n living here for a year and I absolutely love living here! The neighbors are so friendly, and the communitiss well kept! There are plenty of shopping centers offering variety of stores, from retail to grocery to huge department stores such as Target and TJ Maxx. There are plenty of dollar stores in the area. It is safe and provides me comfort to know that I may walk to the store at night without any disruptions. It is an expensive area as far as housing, but I lucked up and found a place for a reasonable price. Great area!
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There are still some comparatively affordable single-family homes on fenced lots, on streets with sidewalks (great for kids and pets). Close to parks, Metro, Strathmore Music Center, health clubs, and an increasingly vibrant "faux urban" atmosphere as exemplified by Pike & Rose. The whole White Flint/North Bethesda planning area is undergoing a major remake as a more walkable, bikeable, urbanized suburban hub, so there's a lot more changes to come.
So far North Bethesda has been good to me. It's similar to my hometown in terms of diversity. I also appreciate how many places there are to shop and go out to eat. Even though I have a car the town is extremely accessible with the bus and metro nearby. More importantly I feel safe living here, I rarely hear about crime or see a heavy police presence.