Everything you need to know if you’re thinking of moving to Bethesda Maryland!

I’ve done a bunch of videos on Bethesda -“pros & cons”, “7 things I love” and “Avoid Bethesda” – why you may not want to move here. But this video is different. Bethesda is huge and if you don’t know it, it can be very confusing. So, In this video, I’m going to tell you about the 3 different parts of Bethesda to help you choose where you want to live. 

Bethesda had 3 main zip codes- 20814, 20816, and 20817  so today we’ll go over each one – where it’s located, prices of housing, the commute to DC, whether each area is close to metro, current schools and their rankings  and some special fun facts about each part of Bethesda so you can make the best choice for you. 

Let’s start w 20816:

Smallest of the 3 population 18,208

Mostly residential 

Borders DC

Very expensive 900,000- 4 million

Median Household Income


-Distance to metro- Closest one is Friendship Heights. Just across the border.

-Schools Walt Whitman #1 and BCC #13 in Maryland in 2021 according to US news and World report


Population 29,642

Parts have a more urban feel

Borders Chevy chase Md  to the south, Kensington to the east and north Bethesda to the north 

Median Household Income


Downtown Bethesda and Bethesda row. 

Housing $700k-5.3 mill


Population 38240

Biggest zip code of the 3

Borders both 20816 and 20817 with north Bethesda and Potomac to the north and west and cabin john, a small independent neighborhood to the southwest 

Old Georgetown rd separates 20814 and 20817

Farthest out from DC

Has some more affordable neighborhoods (still expensive)

Median Household Income


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