We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Staying in bethesda - is it safe?

m a
1 post
Save Topic
Staying in bethesda - is it safe?

I'm an intern looking for summer accommodations. I'm currently looking at a place to stay near Western Ave and 49th street. How is this area in terms of crime? I know that Bethesda is a relatively expensive area, but I also know that you can end up in nasty bits of DC/MD within a block. Any thought on this area?


Edited: 06 June 2013, 22:36
Washington DC...
Level Contributor
1,471 posts
232 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Staying in bethesda - is it safe?

That area is perfectly safe. Two items of potential note:

1. depending on which side of Western Avenue the apartment is on, you could be in either Maryland or Washington, DC. Both are perfectly safe, but just an odd distinction there.

2. You are a bit of ways from the nearest Metro station (Friendship Heights), but very close to buses that run on Western Avenue. Not sure how important walking distance to the Metro is for you, but this would be a bit of a hike.

Enjoy dc!


Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
63 posts
75 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Staying in bethesda - is it safe?

The area you mention is a bit more residential but not far from the Friendship Heights/Mazza Gallery area. You are also not far from the Whole Foods shopping Center (by car) on River Rd. As with any metropolitan area, exercise common sense. Keep cars and houses locked and don't flash valuables.

Good luck!

3. Re: Staying in bethesda - is it safe?

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 20 July 2016, 07:17