Some refer to Alta Vista as Bethesda’s first “real neighborhood.” The area has a varied of architecture from historic homes to colonials. Alta Vista is close to major commuter roads like Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road. Active residents have the convenience to ride their bikes to downtown Bethesda to enjoy for numerous shopping and dining options. Residents can also walk to Maplewood-Alta Vista Park, which includes tennis and basketball courts. Schools in the area include Wyngate Elementary, North Bethesda Middle School, and Walter Johnson.