A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$536,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,825
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$103,391
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

North Bethesda Reviews

29 reviews
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Ever since I moved here, I took notice of how everyone just tends to keep to themselves. When the snow storm occurred and there was no other choice but for everyone to come out of their apartments, I finally felt a sense of community. There were generous people who were offering to help others shovel their car(s) out of the snow, a nice lady was walking up and down the neighborhood handing out snacks and energy bars and water bottles, and everyone was joking about how awful the snow hit us. There was a humorous atmosphere, the sun was shining, and regardless of the cold, everyone was in a good mood. After that day, things went back to how they were.

I'm not saying it's a bad neighborhood, things could definitely be a lot worse, but sometimes it'd be nice to see people using the grills and picnic tables set outside, or kids running outside in the playground. For all I know, I was the last person to go down the tiny green slides, but maybe things will change when the weather changes and it gets warmer out.
Review North Bethesda
It is quiet enough to not feel engulfed by DC, but close enough to have easy access into the city. The area contains everything you need for day to day life, all within a short drive, some even walkable. There is some nightlife, but nothing too crazy, and public transit in the area is decent.
Occasional traffic accidents, and debris may not be cleared from sidewalks for a long time, but in general a very safe area with quick response from emergency teams.