Finding Apartments for Rent in Bethesda, MD
When it comes to apartments lining stunning streets with ample opportunities for shopping, dining, socializing, and exploring, Bethesda is the place to go. The area is considered one of the most highly educated communities in the United States and was ranked by Forbes as one of the ‘liveable cities’, based upon education, income, health, and fitness. An enjoyable and welcoming area itself, it also offers residents easy access to the nation’s capital and all that a major city provides.
The area itself offers the perfect mix of a suburban lifestyle and city living. With downtown areas dedicated to shopping and businesses and residential areas with ample single family homes, there is something for everyone in Bethesda.
Those who are less inclined to commute into Washington, D.C. also will appreciate having numerous job opportunities right in the city, with Bethesda housing numerous corporations and offices as well as several important institutions. Noteably, the area is home to the National Institutes of Health, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the headquarters of various hotels and software companies, and more. There are also art galleries, music and dance studios, ethnic restaurants, and similar amenities that entice people in the D.C. metro area to call it home.
Top Neighborhoods in Bethesda, MD
Bethesda overall known for being a friendly and welcoming area. Both young adults, young families, and professionals find the area to offer something. Families appreciate the walkable areas, excellent schools, and community feel. Young adults and professionals enjoy the restaurants, shopping, and easy access to Washington, D.C. without the urban living. Within these areas, there are a few neighborhoods with unofficial borders that repeatedly come up as recommendations for those looking to move to the area.
For those interested in the family friendly aspects of the area, Glen Echo and Wood Acres come highly recommended. They both offers great neighborhoods, walkability, young families, and great schools. The neighborhoods are well cared for and create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere.
Professionals and young adults may find better living accommodations closer to the downtown areas of Bethesda. Here the easy access to the arts, restaurants, and shopping will appeal to many. It also offers close proximity to many workplaces or the subway for those commuting into Washington, D.C.
Shopping in Bethesda, MD
Throughout Bethesda there are a variety of shopping options that make it possible for people to find just about anything they might be looking for. Downtown Bethesda, around the area known as Bethesda Row and Bethesda Lane, has been developed to include a number of different places to go browsing. There is a Barnes & Noble, an Apple store, movie theater, and numerous stores to stop in and buy a few things. The area has been designed to attract the locals and tends to be a fun place for people of all ages to head out and enjoy both in the evenings and into the night. The lit storefronts and street decorations make for a welcoming atmosphere that continues to attract people year round.
Bethesda is also home to a number of people who appreciate being able to buy their foods locally and typically organically, and thus the area is home to two regular farmers markets. The Bethesda Farm Women’s Market is located on Wisconsin Avenue and is open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays while the Bethesda Farmers Market is open on Sundays on Arlington Road.
No matter what one is looking for in Bethesda, chances are there is a store that carries it. The city is also just a few miles from the nation’s capital, which offers plenty of shopping of its own.
Transportation Options in Bethesda, MD
As a part of the D.C. metro area, Bethesda is included on the metro system for the nation’s capital. This is an easy commuting option for many of the area’s residents who work in D.C., as well as those who venture into the city for enjoyment. There are two stops, one of which is located on Rockville Pike near the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the other which is located on Wisconsin Avenue in the business district. There are also two in North Bethesda
In addition to the metro trains, there are also several busses that operate in the area. The Montgomery County Ride On bus system makes regular stops throughout the various neighborhoods. The Bethesda Circulator is a free loop bus that brings people around most of the downtown sections. For private buses, the Vamoose Bus and the Tripper Bus both bring people from Bethesda to Midtown Manhattan.
The area is also connected by several major highway systems, so many residents also elect to take their cars when they want to travel.
Weather in Bethesda, MD
Like most of the Mid-Atlantic U.S. area that is removed from the water, Bethesda is considered to be in a humid subtropical climate zone. The area fully experiences four seasons with the average temperature in July reaching 89 degrees Fahrenheit and dipping down to an average of 43 degrees Fahrenheit in January. Precipitation remains relatively steady throughout the year, with July having the highest average precipitation of 4.59 inches. The lowest precipitation occurs in January, with about 3.02 inches. When it comes to snow, the area's residents have had some winters with record setting snowfalls, with the winter of 2010, the year of the ‘snowmaggedon’, standing out in particular. Other years they have seen almost nothing.View Apartments in Bethesda, Maryland
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