Bethesda Row Restaurants: Our Top Picks

Bethesda Row is one of the area’s central features—a hub for living, working, shopping, and, of course, eating. While Bethesda has exceptional dining options scattered throughout town, Bethesda Row restaurants offer options to dovetail with other activities, whether that means grabbing a bite after a shopping spree or having an …
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Why We Love Living in Bethesda

No matter what stage of life you’re in, deciding where to live is always a challenging decision—weighing the benefits of vibrant city living versus the tranquility of a country home, or the blended life of near-urban living that we enjoy in Bethesda. Our preference should be no surprise, but Bethesda …
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Man, Idea, and Legacy Intersect at the Woodrow Wilson House

It’s a destination for lovers of presidential history, U.S. history, and the ideals of its namesake, Woodrow Wilson. The Woodrow Wilson House, located next to Washington DC’s Embassy Row, is a building that welcomes visitors who arrive for all of these reasons, and many others: Poles, Czechs, Albanians, and Armenians …
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Living near Washington DC: Our Five Favorite Things

Everyone has their list of favorite things to do or see in Washington DC. The joys of city living, however, are not without their costs—literal and figurative. From our vantage point in Bethesda, just a few miles from the National Mall, we believe we’ve found the perfect balance by living near Washington DC. The blend of proximity and distance to the nation’s capital has meant ease of access, as well as escape. Here are our five favorite things about living near Washington DC: Continue Reading →

Civil War Medicine at the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Bethesda and the surrounding area has no shortage of cultural institutions. After all, residents are just minutes from one of the cultural capitals of the world, Washington DC. Still, not every trip to take in a bit of history or art requires a visit to The District. One of our local favorites is the National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM), located in adjacent Silver Spring, Maryland. Continue Reading →

How Did Maryland Get Its Name?

Maryland, or Terra Mariae in Latin, was named for Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England. Charles I granted the Maryland Charter to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, in 1632. His father, George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore, had long pleaded for the charter but died shortly before …
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