Recognized as one of America's most desirable cities, Bethesda offers a privileged lifestyle. Just steps from the quiet, tree-lined street of Hampden Row is a thriving downtown. The neighborhood brims with top-rated restaurants and retailers, while the Capital Region's center of luxury shopping is at nearby Friendship Heights. There's always something going on in Bethesda – whether literary, film, culinary or arts festivals – the calendar is always filled. For outdoor enthusiasts, the popular Capital Crescent Trail, from Georgetown to Silver Spring through Bethesda, is perfect for walking, jogging or biking. Bethesda is in the heart of it all. The metro station, with speedy 30-minute service to Washington, D.C., is less than two blocks away.