Someone once referred to Bethesda as "big city, small town." It's an apt description. Bethesda, which is actually unincorporated, has many of the attributes of a big city—a bustling downtown, an educated and sophisticated populace, a striking number and variety of restaurants, and world-class cultural venues. (The flip side is that it also has bad traffic, limited parking and expensive housing.) But Bethesda in many ways still feels like a small town: People know each other on the street, and there are dozens of leafy neighborhoods and a strong sense of community. The 2015 completion of a major development project—11 years in the making—on what had been a public parking lot sparked a fresh vitality in Bethesda, adding new shops, restaurants and high-end housing to a bustling downtown. Meanwhile, construction cranes dot the downtown Bethesda area as upscale condo and apartment complexes continue to rise, meeting a demand for close-in living and easy access to shops, dining and mass transportation.


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Updated: 20th March, 2023 10:49 PM (UTC).