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Apartments for rent in Bethesda, MD

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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Bethesda

This neighborhood has great schools, parks, and is very quiet. There are many locally owned stores, in particular great restaurants, bakeries, grocery stores and a farmer's market. It's near the metro so it's easy to visit Washington, Dc.

Easy to walk to shops. Good access to mass transit. Are lots of restaurants and other places to eat that are easily available by walking around the streets without needing to own or drive a car.

Family friendly neighborhood. People wave as they drive by. We know our neighbors. Can walk to shopping & restaurants.

Local downtown 1 1/2 miles away. Great schools. Lots of restaurants. Great parks nearby. The C&O canal is over 100 miles long and runs right by our neighborhood. Great bike trails close by. Subway less than 2 miles away.

Quiet, things are nearby, but not too close. People are reasonable, not Karens getting into your business, but like the distant aunt that cares but doesn't get too involved because she's a bit messed up herself and understands.

here is a restaurant in front of our community that I like very much. My family and I will go there every weekend to enjoy a wonderful dinner

Who Lives Here

Bethesda Demographics


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How expensive is it in Bethesda?

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24$2081$2546$3542$4609
Apr '24$2117$2513$3438$4609
Mar '24$2099$2585$3468$4609
Feb '24$2061$2581$3473$4534
Jan '24$2079$2618$3382$4574
Dec '23$2079$2688$3340$4624
Nov '23$2086$2717$3371$4624
Oct '23$2066$2744$3332$4624
Sep '23$1961$2599$3367$4624
Aug '23$1889$2618$3501$4519
Jul '23$1948$2621$3414$4519
Jun '23$1931$2668$3448$4575
May '23$1758$2635$3548$4630

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Bethesda

Bethesda Transportation

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Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7474

Walk Score®



Say 17 of 27 renters

Has Sidewalks


Say 20 of 27 renters

Percentage: 7373

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly


Say 19 of 27 renters

Percentage: 5454

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation


Say 23 of 27 renters

Need A Car


Say 14 of 27 renters

What Renters Are Saying

Bethesda Features

Area Has Litter


Say 26 of 27 renters

Near Schools


Say 25 of 27 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family


Say 25 of 27 renters

Noise Late At Night


Say 24 of 27 renters

Area Has Potholes


Say 23 of 27 renters

Safe For Families


Say 22 of 27 renters

Mostly Older Buildings


Say 21 of 27 renters

Near Grocery Stores


Say 20 of 27 renters

Maintained Yards


Say 20 of 27 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside


Say 19 of 27 renters

Nearby Parks


Say 19 of 27 renters

Quiet Area


Say 18 of 27 renters

Tree Lined Streets


Say 18 of 27 renters

Pet Friendly


Say 17 of 27 renters

Busy Streets


Say 16 of 27 renters

Well Lit


Say 14 of 27 renters

Near Downtown


Say 16 of 27 renters

Near Highways


Say 16 of 27 renters

Nice Views


Say 21 of 27 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings


Say 22 of 27 renters

Bethesda Education


Percentage: 4/54/5

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Top Schools in Bethesda

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All About

Living in Bethesda, MD

Geographic orientation: Montgomery County, Maryland

Landmarks: National Institutes of Health, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Capital Crescent Trail, Round House Theatre

Why You'll Love This Area:The urban neighborhood has first rate schools, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues, all conveniently located within a close proximity to Washington D.C.

Bethesda, MD is one of the most desirable and expensive places to live in Montgomery County. It is located just north of the city boundary of Washington, D.C. and has its own walkable downtown which is home to 20 art galleries, more than 200 ethnic restaurants, two live theatres, music and dance studios and numerous boutiques. It is a very wealthy and well-educated area and has some of the region's best schools including both public and private institutions. The surrounding areas offer suburban communities with large properties and tree-lined streets. The housing is a mix single family homes, town homes, condos, and apartments.

Downtown Bethesda

The area commonly known as Downtown Bethesda is centered at the intersection of MD-Route 355/Wisconsin Avenue, Old Georgetown Road and East-West Highway. It is walkable area featuring a variety of shopping, dining and cultural attractions. Major attractions include the Round House Theatre, Bethesda Row Cinema, Regal Cinemas Bethesda 10. The urban center has undergone dramatic improvements in recent years with the development of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, creating programs that contribute to the artistic, cultural and economic growth of the area. Annual events include the Bethesda Film Fest, Play In A Day, the Bethesda Literary Festival, Imagination Bethesda, Taste of Bethesda, Winter Wonderland, a summer concert series, outdoor summer concerts and other festivals.

Major Employers in Bethesda

Bethesda is home to many large employers. The area is renowned for three of the world's leading biomedical research centers -- the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Other federal institutions in the area include the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division. The headquarters of defense conglomerate Lockheed Martin, managed health care company Coventry Health Care and hotel and resort chains Marriott International and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. are located in Bethesda.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Bethesda encompasses a large geographic area. Bordering communities include Chevy Chase, North Bethesda, Cabin John, Potomac, Glen Echo, Friendship Heights, Kensington and Silver Spring.

Getting Around

Bethesda is ideally situated to easily commute around the capital region. There are two Metro stations: Bethesda and Medical Center. Metrobus, Ride-on Buses, and the Bethesda Circulator Bus provide additional public transportation options.

Bethesda is located within an easy drive to the regional airports. Distances are as follows: Reagan National: 11 miles; Dulles International: 24 miles; Baltimore- Washington International: 35 miles.

Parks and Recreation

The 2.1-acre Elm Street Park features a playground and picnic area just east of Wisconsin Avenue and south of the Bethesda Metro Station. The Capital Crescent Trail starts in the heart of downtown Bethesda and follows the old tracks of the B&O Railroad stretching from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to Silver Spring in Maryland. Nearby Cabin John Park has one of the area's largest playgrounds, a nature center, a miniature train, hiking trails, picnic areas, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, and an ice skating rink. Also, Glen Echo Park is a National Park for the Arts featuring year-round dance, theater and visual arts programs.

Bethesda Development

Bethesda is continually growing and redeveloping. Many new condominium units are currently under construction.

If you can afford the price tag, Bethesda is a prime place to live in the Washington D.C. suburbs.

Neighborhood Corridors:
  • I-495
  • MD Rt. 355 (Rockville Pike, Wisconsin Ave.)
  • MD-187 Old Georgetown Rd.
  • MD-190 River Road

  • Public Transportation Options:
  • Metro: Bethesda and Medical Center Stations
  • Metrobus: Routes T2, the 32, and the 39, Montgomery County Ride-On, Bethesda Circulator Bus

  • School District(s): Montgomery County Public Schools; Private schools: Georgetown Preparatory School, Feynman School, Holton-Arms, Landon, St. Bartholomew, Little Flower School, Mater Dei School, Norwood, Our Lady of Lourdes School, Sidwell Friends School, Saint Jane de Chantal Catholic School, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, The Woods Academy, The Harbor School, The French International School - Lycee Rochambeau, Washington Episcopal School, Washington Waldorf School, Oneness-Family School and Bethesda Community School.

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