Best Places to Live

Bethesda, MD

Population: 65,654
LIV
SCORE
639

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Just northwest of Washington, D.C. is the bedroom community of Bethesda, ranked among the wealthiest and highly educated cities in America. Housed in the city are Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health main campus, and Bethesda’s downtown is designated as an Arts and Entertainment District by the state of Maryland. More than 80 percent of adult residents have at least a bachelor’s degree.

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Bethesda, MD Ranking Data

Civic
75
Demographics
56
Economy
53
Education
59
Health
58
Housing
53
Infrastructure
62