Over the past decade, Bethesda has blossomed into the “it” location for the close-in Maryland suburbs. With over 200 restaurants (many of them small, independent offerings) and two movie theatres (one of them small, independent), it is a wonderfully walkable area with a “city” vibe. Besides restaurants and movies, there are bookstores, boutiques and home furnishing stores galore!!
There are also housing options within the walkable (true downtown Bethesda) areas. They range from relatively modest 1 bedrooms condos to high end penthouse apartments; from small houses on small lots to estate style houses on premium lots; and there are a few townhouses in the mix. Bethesda’s big issue (for those who don’t have the luxury of living there) is a lack of parking. Although there are several large county garages and lots of on-street parking, the location’s popularity often exceeds its parking availability….but we’re working on it!