Bethesda Area and Community Information


History


Bethesda PropertiesBethesda Properties are ideally situated for commuters to the capital of the United States as the city borders the District of Columbia. Bethesda Real Estate first provided a route through the area on the ancient Native American trail. The path was subsequently developed into a toll road between 1805 and 1821. Called the Washington and Rockville Turnpike, the road was used to transport products from Georgetown to Frederick. A small community grew around the tollhouse and a local establishment known as Darcy’s Store. In 1871, the town was named Bethesda after the local church meeting house that was constructed in 1820. During the 1800s, Bethesda remained a small village of a few homes, stores, a church, and a school. In 1890, Bethesda MD Homes gained popularity with the opening of a streetcar. In the early 1900s, Real Estate in Bethesda transformed from rural farms to suburban developments. The area’s population exploded during World War II with the completion of the National Naval Medical Center and National Institutes of Health.

Community


Homes for sale in BethesdaHomes for sale in Bethesda are located in the 13.2 square miles of the community and are at an elevation of approximately 318 feet above sea level. Approximately 60,000 residents live in Bethesda MD Real Estate. The typical Bethesda Home Buyer is very well-educated and affluent. The results of the 2000 Census indicated Bethesda was the best-educated city in the United States with a population over 50,000. Bethesda residents are involved in health and fitness. The area is well-known as one of the healthiest places for women to live in the country. The community is home to many notable institutions like the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Walter Reed Naval Military Medical Center, Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, and Coventry Health Care. Bethesda Homes for sale are close to terrific public and private schools as well as local universities. Transportation from Bethesda to Washington, DC by train is through two locations on Washington Metro’s Red Line. One of the main roads through the Bethesda area include Maryland Route 355, which connects Bethesda to Frederick. A number of major stores are located in the Bethesda area.

Attractions


The Capital Crescent Trail provides recreation in the heart of downtown Bethesda. The former railroad tracks base of the B&O Railroad were re-purposed into a multi-purpose walking, hiking, biking, and skating trail that extends from Georgetown in Washington, DC to Silver Spring, Maryland. A notable landmark in the area is the Congressional Country Club. The country club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the US, and has hosted four major championships. Baseball is also a huge area attraction with the exclusive Burning Tree Club, Bethesda Country Club, and Bethesda Community Baseball Club participating in a renowned summer team called the Bethesda Big Train. For information on housing near area attractions, contact a Bill Sawyer.



Markets Served: BethesdaChevy ChaseColumbia HeightsGeorgetown,Northeast Washington D.C., and Washington D.C. Contact Bill Sawyer for more information on these areas.
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