North Bethesda is very similar to that of its sister community to the south. There is evidence of a colonial presence and rural farming activity from the late 17th to the late 18th century. Like Bethesda and other outlying communities of Washington, D.C., North Bethesda grew in size and scope with the arrival of light rail at the turn of the 19th century. The 1950s saw widespread development of planned, suburban communities.
Quality of Life:
North Bethesda remains a commuter suburb and a center for commercial activity. White Flint Mall is home to numerous retail stores and a Red Line metro station. North Bethesda features various home styles including apartments, townhomes, and contemporary single-family residences.
Pick up the Red Line metro at White Flint Mall and Grosvenor - Strathmore station. I-270 and I-495; Old Georgetown Road, Rockville Pike, and Randolph Road are major thoroughfares. North Bethesda is also located less than four miles from the Kensington MARC Station.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 25 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 40 miles.