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Where to Retire in Bethesda and Home Prices

There are active communities in the area, albeit with more of an urban slant (See link at left). reports the median home value was $1,115,863 in early 2022. The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price in the Washington Metro area was $626,700 in the 2nd quarter of 2022.  Real estate taxes on a $200,000 home (assuming you could find one!) would be less than $2000.

What Is Special about Bethesda

You are a bus ride away from Washington D.C. and its many attractions, but you escape some of the crime.

What Is Not Special about Bethesda

It is frightfully expensive to live in Bethesda, and traffic and congestion can be bad.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 38 degrees, with July's average temperature at 79 degrees.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Bethesda has over 200 restaurants, and its Arts and Entertainment District hosts art galleries, live theater, music and dance studios.


Bethesda has a low crime rate.

Medical Facilities

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, services the area. Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is located here.


Washinton's Metro services Bethesda. The town is about average for walkability when compared to other towns.

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