Recently dubbed 'The Nation's Medical Center' because it is one of the world's largest and most renowned military medical centers, the facility sits on 243 acres and was founded in September of 2011 when the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center merged to form Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Before the two facilities combined, the National Naval Medical Center served and cared for every President of the United States, Members of Congress and the Supreme Court, and other country leaders. When authorized, WRNMMC also cares for foreign embassy and military personnel.
Located in Bethesda, Maryland (just 10 miles northwest of Washington, DC), WRNMMC is easily accessible to its staff of 7,000. The DC suburb has a population near 61,000 and is known predominantly as a modern residential community with an urban pocket surrounding the Bethesda Metro Station. Major employers in the area include Sodexo, Marriott and Lockheed Martin, as well as DISCOVERY Communications in nearby Silver Spring, Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, and J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville.
WRNMMC provides quality lodging for Wounded Warriors, their families and other beneficiaries receiving treatment there. Outside the facility, housing tends to range from $597,000 to $927,000. Nearby Washington, DC, where housing consists primarily of condos, co-ops and townhouses, along with the neighboring Maryland communities of Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Kensington, all offer alternatives for community living. The same is also true for areas in Northern Virginia, which features multiple housing styles and price ranges. Rental properties are offered in all areas with spring through late summer being the most popular months for rental searches.
The public school system in Bethesda is highly rated, resulting in the community's popularity with relocating families. There are also a great number of private schools for those who prefer that option.
There is no end to activities to participate in and sights to see in the Greater Washington, DC Area. WRNMMC's location makes it ideal for accessing all of them by the Metro system, highways or city streets. Bethesda, itself, is proud of its 20+ art galleries, a wide array of global culinary diversions and numerous boutiques. The city's renowned Strathmore Hall hosts world-class symphonic concerts and there are a variety of local theatres. Bethesda is also recognized for its food and art festivals that occur on almost a monthly basis.
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