Chevy Chase D.C. is considered one of the District’s most affluent areas. It borders Chevy Chase, Maryland, a collection of similarly upscale neighborhoods.
Known for its varied architecture, Chevy Chase D.C. includes a mix of stately houses, modern high-rise condos, and charming townhomes. Styles run the gamut from older federal homes to contemporary lofts. Many condo buildings include underground parking and fitness centers, bringing the convenience of city-life to a tranquil place. Those looking for a rollicking party scene won’t find it here, a trait that Chevy Chase residents see as a positive.
In addition to peace and quiet, public transportation is a perk, as many residents don’t require the use of a car. Chevy Chase is within walking distance of three Red Line Metro stations: Van Ness-UDC, Tenleytown-AU, and Friendship Heights.
Chevy Chase D.C. was developed in the early 1900s upon completion of the Chevy Chase Line, a streetcar line linking the area to downtown. Over the decades, this former farmland became populated by "Sears Catalog Homes", a common housing option in the early twentieth century.
Today, Chevy Chase has some of the most sought-after property in the District. Unlike many urban neighborhoods that have lost businesses to large chains and suburban malls, the small, mostly locally-owned businesses along Connecticut Avenue remain and are well patronized by the locals. When not shopping or strolling the quaint streets, Chevy Chase D.C. residents have Rock Creek Park, Livingston Park, and the Chevy Chase Recreation Center at their nature-loving fingertips.
With its quiet, tree-lined streets, a bustling commercial presence, and strong community spirit, Chevy Chase tops the list of places to be.