Westgate

Calling Westgate Home

The Westgate neighborhood in Bethesda, Maryland, offers a welcoming atmosphere within a tranquil suburban setting. Westgate is part of a family of neighborhoods that make up the Westmoreland Citizens Association which hosts numerous community events throughout the year, including a July 4th celebration and numerous Halloween festivities. The neighborhood sits just over the MD/DC border which gives Westgate's residents incredible access to Friendship Heights, Tenleytown and Spring Valley in the District and downtown Bethesda. The Capital Crescent Trail runs along the northwestern boundary of the neighborhood providing miles of walking trails and biking access to both downtown Bethesda and Georgetown's waterfront. River Road and Massachusetts Avenue bookend the neighborhood, making it a popular choice for commuters working in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.

 

History

The history of Westgate dates back to the mid-20th century when it was originally developed as a residential community in the 1950s. The neighborhood's development coincided with the post-World War II suburban boom, leading to the construction of charming mid-century homes that still retain their appeal today. Westgate was designed to provide a comfortable and picturesque environment for families seeking a respite from the city's hustle and bustle.

 

Architecture

The architectural styles of homes in Westgate primarily reflect the mid-century influences of the time. One can find attractive and modestly-sized ranch-style houses, characterized by their single-story layout, low-pitched roofs, and large windows that invite ample natural light. The neighborhood also features some split-level and colonial-style homes, adding variety to the architectural landscape. Over the years, some homeowners have undertaken renovations and updates, blending modern amenities with the classic mid-century design elements, thus ensuring a harmonious blend of old and new.

 

Neighborhood Amenities

Westbrook Elementary School, Little Falls Swim Club, Little Falls Stream Valley Park

 

Local Businesses

Friendship Heights restaurants and retail, Westwood Shopping Center and Westbard Square, Spring Valley Shopping Center

 

Similar Maryland Neighborhoods to Explore

Wood Acres/Springfield, Westmoreland Hills, Brookdale

 

 

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Overview for Westgate, MD

8,411 people live in Westgate, where the median age is 41.7 and the average individual income is $101,295.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,411

Total Population

41.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$101,295.38

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Westgate, MD

Westgate has 3,193 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Westgate do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,411 people call Westgate home. The population density is 5,289.02 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,411

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

41.7

Median Age

46.81 / 53.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,193

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$101,295.38

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Westgate, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby Westgate. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Westbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5

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