Bethesda

31 reviews
  1. Town in Maryland
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  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
$821,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,869
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$145,288
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    54%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

31 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    10
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Bethesda is an old town filled with history and near major company headquarters. Because of this, the town is a very expensive place to live. Besides that, it is a great place filled with quiet neighborhoods and very friendly people. Students love to live here because of how quiet the environment is, and it helps them concentrate better on their school work with results in better marks. I would recommend Bethesda to anyone I see, but just make sure that you are financially stable or have some help in your living expenses because things do get expensive rather quickly.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Bethesda is a great city with a great neighbors. Average of the the income per family is around 80,000 which one time stated as one of the highest income city in the United States. Since people earn lots of money, they also do have a high status, normally. People are more generous and gentle on others since they are mostly educated and have a high expectancy to them and over others. Around 60percent are white, 25percent African American, and 15percent Asian. If you come to this area, you may like it, but needs a lots of money. Just living in Bethesda cost a lot for spending properties.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
This is one of the best places to live in. It's incredibly safe, clean and the environment and it's people are incredibly friendly. A vwry desirable place to live with proximity to the metro to go to work or to pay a visit to the National Mall. Incredibe proximity to DC, outstanding places to dine in the downtown area with new restaurants moving in. Incredible living apartments and houses with great neighbors. Downtown is a great place to meet friends or meet coworkers for night out; great social environment with music to listen too from great musicians in front of Barnes & Noble and great atmosphere to dine in outdoors.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago