Living in Downtown Bethesda

Downtown Bethesda, with its thriving urban vibe, is located right across the NorthWest DC line, in Montgomery County. This community boasts highly sought after school districts and a lively downtown area. It has numerous parking lots and garages and is accessible by the Metro Red Line. The free Bethesda Circulator makes getting around the downtown area very easy. Bethesda is also the home of the Bethesda Naval Hospital (Bethesda Naval Medical Center) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Bethesda's nearly 200 restaurants are sure to deliver a delectable dining experience. It's restaurant community showcases diverse ethnic cuisine from around the world, whether you're looking for a deli, bakery, sushi, or fine dining.


With nearly 700 retailers and businesses present in the downtown area, Bethesda is a destination for any shopping need. Here you will find numerous fashion boutiques, home design shops, art galleries, salons, and community services.

Arts & Entertainment District

Bethesda has 2 live theaters, 20 art galleries and studios, and some of the best shopping in the Washington, DC Metro Area. It is also home to many different film and art festivals. Back in July 1, 2002, the state of Maryland designated downtown Bethesda as an Arts & Entertainment District Click on the link for more info:

The Capital Crescent Trail

The southern 7 miles between Georgetown and Bethesda has a 9-foot wide asphalt surface and is in excellent condition. The northern Georgetown Branch extension provides a crushed gravel surface for the final 4 miles between Bethesda and Silver Spring. The two trails are connected by a tunnel located at the heart of Bethesda.

Nearby Listings

Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

Updated: 13th August, 2022 8:46 PM (UTC).