Chevy Chase: Upscale Suburbia in the District

Posted by Mark Washburn on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 10:35am.

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Affluent Chevy Chase straddles the upper northwest border in DC, as well as its historic and affluent neighbor, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Just north of downtown DC, the area is served by several Metrobus lines that shoot directly into downtown DC, and residents can walk to three Metro Stations: Friendship Heights, Tenleytown-AU, and Van Ness-UDC, all on the Red Line. Chevy Chase, DC was developed in the early 1900s following completion of a streetcar line stretching through DC to downtown. The major commercial road is Connecticut Avenue, NW. The neighborhood is branded with classic architecture, good schools and old shady trees. It’s often referred to as an upscale suburb in the city.

Chevy Chase DC is home to quiet streets lined with leafy trees, close to recreation, abundance of parks, and gathering places. This desirable location has stately homes, well-groomed front yards, a strong community spirit, and a large commercial stretch that proves convenient to residents. As urban dwellers, residents enjoy the green spaces and quiet enclave close to major thoroughfares that makes commuting to work a breeze. Just north of downtown DC, Chevy Chase in the District is bounded by Rock Creek Park on the east, Western Avenue on the north, Reno Road to the west, and Broad Branch Road to the south. The main thoroughfare leading in and out of Chevy Chase, DC are Connecticut Avenue, Military Road, Nebraska Avenue, and Reno Road.

Most of the housing stock in Chevy Chase DC is single-family homes, although there are some condo buildings on Connecticut Avenue. Home styles include Colonials, Tudors, Cape Cods, and bungalow. Connecticut Avenue has a stretch of restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and local businesses, public library, theater, and supermarkets. Its proximity to downtown DC, Chevy Chase and Bethesda allow residents the benefits of quick access to public transportation, shopping, dining, and museums. The streets are safe and clean. It’s a wonderful neighborhood to raise a family, or stay once you retire. Lafayette Park has a large park with playgrounds, tennis courts, and ball fields and community center. Chevy Chase DC has an active citizens association that plans annual events.

Currently, there are 25 homes and condos listed for sale in the Chevy Chase neighborhood ranging in price from $315,000 to $2.195M.  Here is a resource to explore Chevy Chase Real Estate listings

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