Street scene of Bethesda, Maryland.
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    Bethesda dates back to the mid-1700s, when a small stone tavern was built as a stop for travelers near what is now the intersection of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. After the Maryland legislature created a paved route between the District and Rockville along what is now Wisconsin Avenue in the early 1800s, houses began to spring up around it, and by the 1860s the neighborhood had a post office, a general store and a church. Just before the turn of the 1900s, developers capitalized on a new electric trolley line to transform Bethesda into a comfortable suburban enclave. Over the past decade, Bethesda has undergone yet another evolution, with glittering new office towers altering the downtown skyline and upscale stores and restaurants moving in. Most of the older, smaller single-family homes from several decades ago have been torn down and replaced with bigger ones.


    • Population 68,000
    • Median Home Price $1,083,500
    • Median Age 43
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Bethesda Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
    • High (9-12) Walt Whitman High School

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    Explore Homes in Bethesda

    • Lower Market Greentree Rd

      BR 3.0

      BA 1.1

      SQ FT 1475

      Built 1936

    • Mid Market Earlston Dr

      BR 5.0

      BA 4.1

      SQ FT 3300

      Built 1936

    • Upper Market Oldchester Rd

      BR 6.0

      BA 5.1

      SQ FT 5000

      Built 2000

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