When it comes to living in a city, proximity is everything. Being close to family and friends, your favorite activities, and planning your commute to work are all equally important factors to consider when choosing a neighborhood. It can be challenging to find a location that balances not only your wants and needs, but the vibrancy of downtown with a quieter, close-knit community you can escape to at the end of the day.
As one of the most renowned communities in the DC metro area, Bethesda, MD is known for its eclectic mix of restaurants, extensive boutique and retail shopping, vibrant downtown, and variety of fun outdoor activities. Not only does Bethesda have so much to offer in terms of entertainment, but it offers its residents close proximity to the nation's capital as well as a variety of transportation options.
This weekend, thousands of commuters across the globe will choose to take alternate forms of transportation to get where they need to go for World Car Free Day. While World Car Free Day is technically this Sunday, September 22nd, Commuter Connections is challenging DC metro area residents and commuters to participate from Saturday, September 21st through Monday, September 23rd.
Bordering both Maryland and DC, Chevy Chase, MD offers residents the unique benefit of being situated between the two. The result is a mix of quiet and quaint suburban living with the urban opportunities and amenities of city living.
Did you know Rockville, MD was voted one of the nation's top places to live and also one of the happiest? It's easy to see why with its variety of outdoor activities, professional job opportunities, hundreds of retail and dining options, and beautiful parks. To learn more about the city and everything it has to offer, check out our brand new neighborhood guide, highlighting locals' favorite things to do and what they love about the city.
As the D.C. region prepares to welcome Amazon and all that it promises, those relocating to the area should seriously consider making their new home in Old Town Alexandria. Rooted in American history, Old Town boasts an ideal mix of authentic architecture and storybook streets with a thriving business and retail district including some of the region's favorite dining spots. Situated right on the Potomac River, and named fourth in Condé Nast Traveler's Best Cities in the U.S. Readers' Choice Awards, Old Town has long been considered one of the most desirable places to call home. Here are 5 of the top reasons why we think Old Town Alexandria is one of the best places to live.