Apartments for rent in Bethesda, MD

Work or play in Washington, D.C. but prefer to live in an easily accessible, less hectic setting? Bethesda, MD is a desirable community near Washington, D.C. — combining a bustling arts and entertainment scene with proximity to the city.


Explore the Area

Bethesda’s downtown is designated as an Arts & Entertainment District, offering a diverse mix of art galleries, dance studios, and theatres. This vibrant arts scene is reflected in a year-round events calendar filled with concerts, festivals, and the unique “Play in a Day, theatrical event.

Rounding out the community’s entertainment options are a number of shopping and dining experiences, ranging from the open-air boutiques of Bethesda Row to nearly 200 restaurants offering “cuisine from around the world.” This mix of attractions guarantees you’ll always have something to do, whether you’re looking for fun afternoon or a night on the town.

Yet despite its big-city entertainment, Bethesda retains the charm of a smaller community with its tree-lined streets and outdoor attractions. Residents can enjoy the sanctuary of Locust Grove Nature Center, or strike out on their own to enjoy their local parks for camping, community gardening, and outdoor sports.

The Mood

Named one of the best places to live in Maryland, Bethesda feels like a small community, while being conveniently close to D.C.

The Biggest Perk

Tree-lined streets, restaurants, and a vibrant arts scene—you’ll forget all about D.C. (even though you’re right on the Metro).


Great Atmosphere

Here's your key to the city. A definitive guide of the best local spots directly from our residents.

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Tatte
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Nordstrom Rack
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Magruder’s
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Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Cafe
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Lilit Cafe
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La Colombe Coffee Roasters
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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
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Vuori
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Warrior Café
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J.S. Furs of Washington D.C.
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The Original Pancake House
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London Tailor
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Peet’s Coffee & Tea
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Panera Bread
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Madewell
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Giant Food
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Tout de Sweet
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Banana Republic
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Fresh Baguette
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Bradley Food & Beverage
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