Alta Vista lies between Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Rd, two of Bethesda’s busiest commuter roads. The I-495 Capital Beltway, on its Northern boundary, serves as a draw for residents who drive to downtown Washington. Many residents commute via Metro – the Medial Center station on the red line. It would not be unfamiliar to see daily bicyclists on their regular commute through the neighborhood as well.
Residents appreciate its proximity to the Wildwood Shopping Center. The local YMCA BCC and Maplewood-Alta Vista Park offer both indoor and outdoor activities year-round. The area is known for many high-performing schools including the public Wyngate Elementary, North Bethesda and Tilden Middle Schools, as well as Walter Johnson High. The close by campus of National Institute of Health (NIH) is a significant employer to constituents of Alta Vista.
Varying architecture from historic homes to new contemporary houses such as the new Bethesda Mews development, complete the neighborhood flavor. Real estate prices have escalated significantly over the past decade in this Bethesda neighborhood. Any single family or townhome in the Alta Vista subdivision priced below $600,000 would indicate likely disrepair. Home sales in the millions are commonplace.