Bethesda is a fantastic area! I live downtown, but work out of the Bethesda office and am strongly considering relocating myself to Bethesda. Unlike some other suburbs in the area, it has very easy access to downtown, yet I don't think it is necessary unless you want to do something specific downtown. Bethesda offers a variety of fantastic restaurants, many of which are branches of downtown DC restaurants. In addition, the shops are top of the line! Great clothing, wine, electronics, shopping, not to mention the beautiful setting that Bethesda provides.
Bethesda has the culture of Washington, DC mixed with the charm of a small town with a great community feel. Redwood provides a fantastic dinner option with delicious food! Bradley Foods makes delicious sandwiches with other options too.
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