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Located in southern Montgomery County, just northwest of Washington DC, Bethesda, MD is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States with a population of 63,374. Ranking first on CNNMoney.com’s 2012 list of top-earning American towns with its median income for a household in the CDP was $117,723 and a family’s $168,385. Males earning $84,797 where females income was $57,569 (estimated for 2007). In 2014, it placed first in Forbes list of America’s most educated small towns. 79% of its residents 25 or older have bachelor’s degrees and 49% have graduate or professional degrees. In April 2009, Forbes ranked Bethesda second on its list of “America’s Most Livable Cities. In October 2009, based on education, income, health, and fitness, Total Beauty ranked Bethesda first on its list of the U.S.’s “Top 10 Hottest-Guy Cities.”
Bethesda Home to Bethesda Naval Hospital
Bethesda is the home of the Bethesda Naval Hospital (Bethesda Naval Medical Center), a tri-service military medical center. It is one of the most prominent U.S. military medical centers in the United States, having served numerous U.S. presidents since the 20th century. The location was determined by Franklin D. Roosevelt and he made a formal dedication at it on November 11, 1940. The original Naval Medical Center tower was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), is also located here, being the nation’s medical research agency and a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, thus employing hundreds of thousands with high quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in research institutes and universities all across the United States and throughout the world. NIH is being responsive to the Congressional legislation that adjusts their programs to meet the constant changes in the research needs. NIH is able to respond strategically with their reauthorization process, in an age where medical research constantly requires persistent innovation and expanded interdisciplinary efforts.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND IN BETHESDA, MD
Being an metropolitan area, there are lots of opportunity for employment here. Bethesda is home to Advisorshares, American Capital, U.S. Headquarters of AREVA Inc., Cambridge Information Group, Coventry Health Care, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Digital Management, Inc., GetWellNetwork, HMSHost, Honest Tea, Host Hotels & Resorts, International Neuroethics Society, Iridium Satellite LLC, Lockheed Martin, Marriott International, Ritz Carlton, United States Enrichment Corporation and Youth For Understanding USA.
BETHESDA HAS THE ARTS, RECREATION AND SPORTS
Cabin John Regional Park is one of Montgomery County’s biggest and best combinations of nature, sports and recreation. Located in Bethesda, the park is home to the Bethesda Big Train baseball team and Georgetown University’s baseball team, you can see them play at the beautiful 750 seat Shirley Povich Field. They also offer other ball fields, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a full-service indoor ice-skating rink, and many trails, picnic areas, and campsites plus a half acre dog park. Kids of all ages can enjoy a ballgame or a ride on the miniature train that runs throughout the park. Many of the facilities are handicapped accessible. From nature programs and hiking to playgrounds, sports and baseball – Cabin John Park has something for everyone.
Strathmore Music Center and Mansion
Bethesda, Maryland is a thriving urban district, brimming with restaurants, two live theaters, 20 art galleries, and some of the best shopping in the Washington, DC Metro Area. The district has ample parking, and is also accessible by the Metro Red Line.
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