Montgomery County high schools dominated new rankings of the best schools in Maryland and the Washington area. And our high school, Walter Johnson, ranked #2! Yes, that’s right. WJ is the second best high school in Maryland and is ranked fourth best in the DC metro region. The rankings were based on grades, state test results and SAT/ACT scores, as well as survey responses on academics, culture and diversity, and health and safety.…Read More
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Check out this terrific article about the Pike District in the New York Times. Friends of White Flint, Pike and Rose, the Gables, and East Village are all mentioned in the article. Don’t want to click through to read the piece? We’ve included it below.… Read More
No matter what you call it, it’s marvelous to live and work here.
From Bethesda Beat: Since You Asked: Where Exactly Is North Bethesda? Despite some debate, the area’s boundaries have long been defined
—A reader in Bethesda
Many Montgomery County residents dispute whether North Bethesda is a defined place.…Read More
Mark your calendar and grab your friends and family. Fall Fest is October 8th from noon to 2:00 pm! We’re closing Marinelli Road in front of the Bethesda North Marriott and featuring not only music by The Nighthawks but also a variety of food trucks and kids activities. County Executive Ike Leggett will be on hand to cut the ribbon that officially opens the Pike District, too.… Read More
The Pike District was featured on last night’s NBC4 local news! (Look around the 50 second mark for our own executive director, Amy Ginsburg, being interviewed by Chris Gordon.) You can see the short clip here.…Read More
Why, yes, it is kind of cool to wake up and find executive director Amy Ginsburg and Friends of White Flint quoted in Washingtonian Magazine.
“Stable doesn’t mean stagnant. Just look at what’s happening in some of Montgomery County’s most family-friendly communities. Take Zip code 20852, between Bethesda and Rockville proper, where the median home price was $397,850 last year and, on average, has fluctuated less than 1 percent over the past decade.…Read More
Look how many terrific Pike District/White Flint neighborhoods there are in Bethesda Magazine’s 30 Great Neighborhoods to Live In
When businessman Henry Copp created Garrett Park in the 1880s, he envisioned a neighborhood of beautiful homes and stately trees. His dream came true in the form of maples intertwining over streets lined with gingerbread Victorians.…Read More
I’m often asked how will we fill all the residential units and offices planned for the Pike District. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) just answered that question.
According to the most recent draft of forecasts jointly developed by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and area governments, the region will add more than 1.5 million people and 1.1 million jobs over the next 30 years.…Read More
According to City Lab, here are some traffic myths that just refuse to die.
The most enduring popular traffic myth holds that building more roads always leads to less congestion. Instead it causes induced demand so that that building more road eventually (if not always immediately) leads to more traffic, not less.