As an unincorporated area four miles (6.4 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., North Bethesda’s boundaries are not officially defined. North Bethesda is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a census-designated place for statistical purpose. North Bethesda borders the city of Rockville to the north, and the unincorporated census-designated places of Bethesda and Potomac to the south and west respectively. As noted elsewhere, Montgomery County abounds with many city-like areas that are unincorporated communities. For example, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Olney have no official boundaries but, may have varying designations from the United States Census Bureau, the United States Geological Survey or the United States Postal Service. When doing real estate searches in Montgomery County, Maryland, it is always best to confirm area designations with information in the BrightMLS Multiple Listing Service.
As of the census of 2000, there were 38,610 people, 17,286 households, and 9,662 families residing in the area.
Significant through-roads in North Bethesda include Interstates 270 and 495 and Maryland State Highways 187 (Old Georgetown Road), 355 (Rockville Pike), and 547 (Strathmore Avenue). The Twinbrook, White Flint, and Grosvenor-Strathmore Washington Metro stations all serve the area, as does the Ride On and Metrobus bus systems.
Other landmarks in the area are the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, the Kennedy-Shriver Aquatic Center (formerly the Montgomery County Aquatic Center), The Jewish Community Center and The Music Center at Strathmore: home to an acoustically superb 1,976-seat concert hall that welcomes world-class artists for music and dance performances, and an education center, home to rehearsal spaces, classrooms and private studios where students of all ages have a myriad of educational opportunities in music and dance.
Major shopping centers include Montrose Crossing, Federal Plaza, and the former White Flint Mall, demolished in 2016, was also a major shopping center. A major development, Pike & Rose (formerly Mid-Pike Plaza) is underway by
The corporate headquarters of Lockheed Martin, Coventry Healthcare, Host Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, and Total Wine & More are in North Bethesda. Four of the National Institutes of Health: the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences are also headquartered here. Several units of the United States Public Health Service have headquarters in North Bethesda: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Indian Health Service, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Other government agencies based in North Bethesda include the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nonprofits based in North Bethesda include the American Kidney Fund, the Society of American Foresters and United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Locally, the Marriott-operated Montgomery County Conference Center, located next to the White Flint metro station, hosts a number of large national conferences every year.
North Bethesda has many diverse neighborhoods, including the following: Luxmanor; Old Georgetown Estates; Neilwood; Wickford; Tilden Woods: Windermere: Arroyo Estates: Timberlawn; Old Farm; Walnut Woods; Hollyoak; Weatherburn; The Crest of Wickford; The Oaks; The Cloisters; White Flint; Garrett Park Estates; Halpine (is Rockville); Old Georgetown Village; Randolph Hills; Wildwood (in Bethesda); Chase Crossing; Grosvenor Park. …Adapted from Wikipedia
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