Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo

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A lush suburban oasis with a community-centric focus and outstanding amenities.
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Situated on the east shore of the Potomac River, the leafy enclave of Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo creates an upscale residential retreat. These community-centric neighborhoods offer a little something for everyone, from wooded trails and verdant parks to stylish boutiques and art classes. Just minutes from DC, by either car or Metro, this suburban triangle provides a respite from busy city life, while maintaining an air of chic urbanity.  
Bethesda, with its wide streets and sprawling properties, feels much farther from DC than a mere seven miles. Combining the serenity of a small town with the high energy of a thriving metropolis, Bethesda offers a vibrant downtown scene and luxe shopping at Bethesda Row. Nestled between Bethesda and the river, Glen Echo is a little slice of suburban heaven. Founded in 1904, this quiet town evokes a sense of history at every corner. From cozy modern cabins and beautifully restored pre-Civil War homes to sprawling new construction builds and stunning mid-century designs that take full advantage of the gorgeous landscape, Glen Echo proves small-town living can be just as chic as city life. Neighboring Cabin John continues the lush paradisiacal feel, with leafy charm and a vibrant community.  Rumor has it the name comes from a misspelling of “captain,” – and who is the eponymous captain in question? Possibly Captain John Smith, founder of Jamestown and the first person to map the Potomac River, right near today’s Cabin John.

What to Love About Bethesda Real Estate

  • Shady streets and a tranquil air
  • Beautiful trails and pristine parks
  • Close-knit communities
  • Proximity to DC arts and culture
  • A serene, affluent lifestyle

People & Lifestyle

Residents of the Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo neighborhoods tend to seek out these health-conscious communities for the ample green space and active lifestyle. With several businesses and spas catering to health and wellness, it’s easy to drink your green juice and get in your steps in these neighborhoods, especially with the scenic Capital Crescent Trail right in your backyard. Bethesda homes for sale offer you the opportunity to enjoy this active and vibrant lifestyle.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo were made for culinary adventure – and with outposts of DC’s best restaurants, you can enjoy exquisite cuisine sans the traffic. The upscale Bethesda Row is one of the Metro area’s most exclusive destinations for shopping and dining. Get all of your errands finished in an afternoon or spend the evening enjoying dinner and a movie. Indulge in the world-renowned macarons at Ladurée, or treat your family to the sweetest (and most adorable) cupcakes in DC at famed Georgetown Cupcake.
The Mussel Bar and Grille was created as a nod to Chef Robert Wiedmaier's Belgian roots and features iced seafood towers and savory mollusks. With a truly outstanding menu of classic New American fare, the Woodmont Grill sets the stage for an elegant dinner, while the lively The Irish Inn at Glen Echo provides a traditional pub experience with Irish fare and decadent gastropub eats. 

Things to Do

Not only are there fantastic restaurants in Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo, there are, in fact, so many outstanding culinary options that the community puts on display at the Taste of Bethesda event, an annual celebration of the area’s best restaurants. Find the perfect painting or photograph for your new home at the Bethesda Row Arts Festival, DC’s premier fine arts event showcasing over 150 nationally recognized artists.
Families adore Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo for the abundance of children’s activities and lovely parks. Glen Echo Park features a carousel, hiking trails, a playground, and classes for all ages, while Imagination Stage empowers children through classes in acting, musical theater, dance, and filmmaking. Adventure Theatre, the longest-running children's theater in DC offers both performances and creative classes for children. If you are interested in exploring the Bethesda MD real estate market, reach out to Dana today!


The Bethesda, Cabin John, and Glen Echo neighborhoods offer students access to several excellent educational opportunities, including:


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Overview for Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo, MD

16,661 people live in Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo, where the median age is 44.2 and the average individual income is $105,296.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo, MD

Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo has 6124 households, with an average household size of 2.71. Here’s what the people living in Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. 16,661 people call Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo home. The population density is 4,098.26 and the largest age group is


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Schools in Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo

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The following schools are within or nearby Bethesda / Cabin John / Glen Echo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family.
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The Preparatory School Of D.C.
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
British Int'l School Washington
Franklin Montessori School
Aidan Montessori School
Chesterbrook Elementary
Paul PCS - International High School
Kingsbury Day School
Washington International School
The Lab School Of Washington
Kent Gardens Elementary
Montessori School Of McLean
Annunciation Catholic School
Jewish Primary Day School/Nations Capital
Our Lady Of Victory School
The French Maternal School
St Johns College High School
Sherman Elementary
St Ann Catholic School
Full Circle Montessori School
Washington Waldorf School
Beauvoir The National Cathedral Elementary School
Broad Branch Children's House
Churchill Road Elementary
Arlington Montessori House
Full Circle Montessori School
Brooksfield School
St Luke Catholic School
Full Circle Montessori School
Chesterbrook Montessori School
Washington Episcopal School
Columbia Heights Education Campus
E.L. Haynes PCS - Elementary School
School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens
Latin American Montessori Bilingual PCS
Marie Reed Elementary School
Apple Montessori School
German International School Washington Dc
Holton-Arms School
The Primary Day School
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.
Stone Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
Academia De La Recta Porta Icds
Our Lady Of Mercy School
Rochambeau-The French International School
Grace Episcopal Day School
St Bartholomews School
The Family Academy Of Bethesda
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
Bethesda Country Day School
Bethesda Country Day School
Connelly School Of The Holy Child
St Jane De Chantal School
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.

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