Bethesda Left Off Most Exciting Suburbs List


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Bethesda may be the "Most Secure Place in the U.S.," "Best City For Finding Employment Right Now," and have the "Best 2013 Housing Market," but one thing it is not is "exciting," at least according to the real estate blog Movoto. The website did another one of its rankings, this time in search of the "Most Exciting Suburbs In America," and Bethesda isn't even close, not even garnering mention in the top 50. Movoto came up with a formula that includes counting the number of bars, clubs, comedy stops, live music venues and outdoor activity spaces. Places, all determined by Census designations, got more credit for more young people and less credit for fast food restaurants. The top-tier results weren't so surprising. Well-established college towns such as Cambridge, Mass. (No. 1), Berkley, Calif. (No. 3) and Evanston, Ill. (No. 10) dotted the top-10, as well as beach areas such as Miami Beach (No. 4), Santa Monica, Calif. (No. 5) and Jacksonville Beach, Fla. (No. 7). At No. 11 is Towson, Md., presumably thanks to a boost from the party-friendly population of Towson University. But while Bethesda is nowhere to be found, Montgomery County wasn't completely shut out. Silver Spring came in as the No. 13 "most exciting suburb," something that a few of our friends east of 16th Street not-so- subtly pointed out: Silver Spring named #13 on "most exciting suburb" list from real estate blog @movoto; Bethesda nowhere to be found: http://t.co/FDux71O495— dan reed! (@justupthepike) February 4, 2014 Booyah! Face! MT @justupthepike: Silver Spring #13 "most exciting suburb" @movoto; Bethesda nowhere to be found: http://t.co/eA7Nu0t6se— Silver Spring Inc (@SilverSpringInc) February 4, 2014 Flickr pool photo by AmyMarieMoore

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