Editors' Pick

Best Neighborhood for Community Pride and Special Events


Like many established neighborhoods in the area, Bannockburn has a civic association, a Halloween parade and holiday potluck dinners. But this Bethesda neighborhood off River Road and Wilson Lane has several things the others don’t: a cooperative nursery school, a swim club and a community garden where residents, including those with their own yards, gather to garden together.

Then there’s the annual musical satire that has been written and performed by residents every spring for more than 50 years.