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A+ North Bethesda Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F North Bethesda Cost of Living Cost of living is 30% higher than Maryland
North Bethesda
15858% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Bethesda cost of living
A North Bethesda Crime Total crime is 57% lower than Maryland
Total crime
1,08158% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 9358% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
North Bethesda crime
A- North Bethesda Employment Household income is 37% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$103,91688% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$59,08998% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%16% lower than the US average
North Bethesda employment
F North Bethesda Housing Home value is 87% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$543,000194% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,85095% higher than the US average
Home ownership
52%19% lower than the US average
North Bethesda real estate or North Bethesda rentals
A- North Bethesda Schools HS graduation rate is 8% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
93%12% higher than the US average
School test scores
61%24% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
North Bethesda K-12 schools

Living in North Bethesda, MD

Located in the state of Maryland, North Bethesda is a medium-sized city with a population of 49,971 people. North Bethesda has a population density of 5,635 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of North Bethesda residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 82% of the population considered married and 55% with kids under the age of 18, North Bethesda could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Living in North Bethesda can be a great experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of Maryland, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in North Bethesda and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare North Bethesda to Maryland and the national average.

North Bethesda has a livability score of 72/100 and is ranked #83 in Maryland and #8,835 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that North Bethesda has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A-) and employment (A-). Unfortunately for North Bethesda, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F) and housing (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in North Bethesda, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to North Bethesda is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in North Bethesda come in at $543,000, which is 87% higher than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Bethesda, the home price to income ratio is 5.2, which is 36.8% higher than the Maryland average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the North Bethesda area were -1.6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 1.4%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Compare North Bethesda, MD Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around North Bethesda, MD

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westover Village, Arlington8310.72,179
Williamsburg, Arlington819.52,968
Rock Spring, Arlington818.83,223
Lyon Village, Arlington8110.23,541
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Arlington-East Falls, Arlington8110.45,637
Lyon Park, Arlington8111.15,521
Madison Manor, Arlington81111,579
Bluemont, Arlington8011.17,049

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PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Occoquan, VA8625.7947
Sandy Hook, MD8437.2142
Countryside, VA8315.710,472
Fair Oaks, VA8317.433,478
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Naval Academy, MD8334.46,040
Merrifield, VA8313.117,000
Cascades, VA8214.312,205
Neabsco, VA8229.517,038
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All of my mid adult life as far as I can remember, I have lived in North Bethesda and even now for the foreseeable future I will continue to live in the same town. My experience with this town are worth the time I've spent here. North Bethesda is one of the towns in Maryland with a deep, and interesting history about itself, and many stories are told about it from how it started in the early 1920s. There are several sites that one can visit so as to familiarize yourself with this aspect of the town. Most of these are treated as heritage sites by the townspeople and they are deeply cherished. Famous personalities like Alexander Graham Bell have had their roots from North Bethesda.

North Bethesda is also a busy town and it hosts many offices and several headquarters of corporations from learning institutions to other enterprises. Most of these are located in the business district. One of the most famous however, is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, its presence in our town has given it a somewhat protruding public opinion to visitors. The town is also very vibrant when it comes to the shopping culture and several expansive malls and recreation centers are available at the district. Of particular interest to me is the White Flint Mall and Federal Plaza. These are my favorite hangout zones, a place to relax, catch up with friends and generally unwind from day's work as you do your restocking of the house.

The town is easily connected by road and we do most of our travelling by road. I personally take 15 minutes to drive from my residential place to my workplace. Residential areas are quiet and offer serene environments for raising a family. I can't complain so much of insecurity and have personally not been a victim of any, but as it is also in most other areas, an isolated incident here and there has been the order here.

Infrastructure is good and life not expensive as per se when compared to the average US towns. And so for me, North Bethesda it is and will continue to be my town.
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Source: The North Bethesda, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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