Huntington Terrace is a mature residential community characterized by old trees and narrow streets. In 2010 the neighborhood will celebrated its centennial, as it was established in 1910. Residents pay a premium for Huntington Terrace’s location, which is close to downtown Washington D.C. and closer still to the heart of Bethesda, only five minutes away by car. But sidewalks and pedestrian pathways also lead neighbors to walk and bike into downtown Bethesda to shop and dine in the many great restaurants and enjoy theater, festivals and other activities.
The Huntington Terrace neighborhood is bounded by Old Georgetown Road, Greentree Road, Roosevelt Street, and Garfield Street. This area is served by Bradley Hills Elementary School, Pyle Middle School and Walt Whitman High School, judged to be some of the best schools in the country.
The neighborhood has about 300 homes, most of them built 45 to 70 years ago. Several newer homes have been constructed recently, adding to the trend of renovating and expanding existing homes. There is a broad spectrum of ages and incomes in the community, ranging from young families to retired senior citizens. The National Institutes of Health, the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, the Uniformed Services University Medical School and Metrorail are all within walking distance. At this writing, as part of the Base Reallocation and Closure process (BRAC), Walter Reed Hospital is gradually moving its activities and staff from D.C. to the Bethesda Naval Medical campus.