The Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase area is comprised of the communities of Bethesda, North Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Friendship Heights. Covering the region from the District of Columbia border and reaching northwest beyond the Capital Beltway, Bethesda is home to the National Institute of Health, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and features wonderful neighborhood communities, fine dining and attractions, and close proximity to the bustling capital.
Shopping, Dining, Entertainment – The Bethesda restaurant community offers discriminating cuisine to satisfy every palate, with downtown’s restaurant row boasting everything from bistros and coffee houses to five-star fine dining. Whether you have a taste for something quick and fresh off the grill or a multi-course meal from one of our many regional culinary establishments, we have a seat waiting for you. Bethesda is one of the premiere dining destinations in the entire DC area, so some of our finer restaurants may require reservations. Call ahead. You may even discover complimentary valet parking!
Parks and Recreation – Thousands gather every year on Thanksgiving for the annual Turkey Chase to support local YMCA and Rotary Club’s charity drives. The Chase features a USATF-certified 10K race, a shorter 2 mile family fun run, and a 50 meter Tot-Trot for children 8 years and under, with prizes for all the little ones.
Whether you’re a golf fan or fanatic, Bethesda is a short drive to many public and city courses, while claiming two award-winning private courses, the Bethesda Country Club and the Congressional Country Club, which has been named one of the top 100 golf courses in the country.
Living – As of the 2010 census, unincorporated Bethesda had a population of 60,858 people, with a total of 971,777 calling greater Montgomery County home. The median price of homes in Bethesda in December of 2011 was $691,400, while home prices average between one and two million dollars.
Schools, Health, Transportation – The Main campus of the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are located in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters and top notch health service facilities. As such, and as one of the major communities supporting the DC area, Bethesda assigns high priority to parking and transportation related issues. For more information on transportation and parking, including subway, rail, and bus services please visit the transportation page for the Greater Bethesda – Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce.
The Bethesda Circulator is a free trolley service supporting many locations around Bethesda including downtown.
The Suburban Hospital of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a not-for-profit community based hospital located in Bethesda that has been serving Montgomery County, Maryland for over 65 years.
News: Bethesda Local News
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Chamber of Commerce: Greater Bethesda - Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce
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