Chevy Chase

Blog posts about the Chevy Chase neighborhood in NW Washington, DC

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You’ve probably heard of them, but have you ever wondered how some of DC’s neighborhoods got their names? From tropical islands to smog, it seems DC neighborhoods all have a story of their own.

Pleasant Plains

Sure, it brings to mind a “pleasant” place to live, and that may be exactly what led to the name Pleasant Plains in the first place. Back in the 1700s it’s said that a farmer bought up a large amount of undeveloped land where the neighborhood now sits. His family named part of their estate Pleasant Plains, which it remains to this day.


Kalorama may sound unusual to some, but that’s because it’s Greek. Kalorama actually means beautiful view in Greek. A poet in the early 1800s coined the name for the house he lived in because

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Certain DC’s neighborhoods certainly have a reputation for being exclusive. However, while a former president, lobbyists, big names in the media and politicians all call swanky Kalorama home, it isn’t tops when it comes to DC’s wealthiest ZIP codes.

That honor goes to ZIP Code 20015, ranked as the most expensive in DC, at least according to The financial website looked at cost of living data from across the nation, then put it together with mortgage data and median home value data collected from Zillow.

Then, the website calculated the area with the most expensive ZIP Code. In the DC area, that honor went to a neighborhood straddling the Maryland border, south of Silver Spring and Chevy Chase.

The average home in ZIP Code

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While politics obviously play a central role for many living in DC, sometimes the real treasure of a DC lifestyle is discovering the hidden gems of some of the area’s neighborhoods. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a list of some of our favorite independent DC bookstores.

Politics & Prose

Staying with the political theme, Politics & Prose is a true Connecticut Avenue delight. Found in Chevy Chase, the bookstore commonly hosts notable authors for readings and discussions. The store additionally boasts a large section just for kids and teens, plus a friendly and helpful staff. Other locations are now open at The Wharf and a third location is coming to Union Market.

Kramerbooks & Afterwords

Kramerbooks & Afterwords

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He doesn’t assume federal office until January but already Vice President-elect Mike Pence has moved into the DC area. Pence and his family are currently renting in Chevy Chase, a family-friendly community known for its tree-line streets and affluent residents.

It’s likely a temporary arrangement, as the Pence family is expected to move into the official V.P. residence when current Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill move out. The two recently gave the new owners a tour of the property they’ll live in at the Naval Observatory.

Until the time comes, though, the Pence family appears to be settled in Chevy Chase, giving him a place to call home as he heads the transition team for his future boss, President-elect Donald Trump. An online

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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,

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the collection 5105 connecticut & 5109 connecticut ave

Uptown style meets perfect location at The Collection, a brand new condo development just completed in 2015, and now selling.  Only 8 boutique residences are for sale in a pair of two mid-rise buildings with a highly desirable address on Connecticut Avenue in upper northwest DC.  The Collection offers just two charming residential condominium buildings at the corner of Connecticut Avenue, NW, and Nebraska Avenue, NW, in the highly coveted neighborhood of Chevy Chase.  This location is spectacular with restaurants and daily conveniences just across the street.

The Collection blends urban with suburban and definitely feels like a suburb-in-the-city.  With its coveted location among attractive tree-lined streets in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in

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A new map by Zillow was released last week to much fanfare across DC, calculating housing affordability based on a monthly payment of $2,000, or 18 percent of a buyer’s monthly income, assuming a $500,000 home purchase price.  The color-coded map from dark red to dark green revealed the 20015 zip code as the least affordable, which includes the pricey DC neighborhoods of Chevy Chase DC and Friendship Heights.  After 20015, the 20003 zip code for the Capitol Hill neighborhood comes in 2nd, and the 20007 zip code for the neighborhoods in Georgetown, Glover Park, Foxhall, and Massachusetts Avenue Heights comes in at #3.  Longtime DC residents would not be surprised by these findings.

The map reveals DC’s eastern neighborhoods (NE) as most affordable and the

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DC Condo Boutique team member Donna Mank represented the seller of a home located at 5101 39th Street NW Washington, DC 20016 in DC's Chevy Chase neighborhood.  This Tudor-style home featured 6 BR / 6 BA / 5,200 SF and sold on July 23rd, 2013 for $1,733,800.

This grand home included an au-pair suite, roof top deck and built-in sound systems.  The kitchen was finished with Biedermeier-style cabinets and Viking, Sub Zero and Bosch Appliances.

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The close-in tranquil neighborhood of Hawthorne in Northwest DC offers residents a natural setting as well as the convenience of proximity to downtown DC, Rock Creek Park and sought-after public schools.  Amidst mature trees and greenery, Hawthorne is an entirely residential neighborhood of approximately 250 single-family homes off Western Avenue in the Chevy Chase section of DC.  Hawthorne borders Montgomery County, Maryland on one edge and the other two sides are bounded by Rock Creek Park. 

While the homes in Hawthorne were primarily built in the 1950s with a mix of Colonial-styles, ramblers and split levels on large lots, most of the interiors of the homes have been enlarged and renovated while the exteriors are the original design of the

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The beautiful, entirely residential neighborhood of Barnaby Woods with its shady paths, canopy of trees reaching over the streets, and flowery shrubs offers a bucolic atmosphere with all the advantages of a location in the District.  Barnaby Woods is a neighborhood in the upper Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC wedged between Rock Creek Park and the Montgomery County, MD state line.  It’s the best of both worlds here: living in DC while feeling like you’re in the suburbs.  Barnaby Woods is bounded by Western Avenue to the west, Beech Street to the north, Oregon Avenue to the east, and Tennyson Avenue to the south.

Housing consists mostly of 1930s two-story colonial homes on large parcels of land while maintaining the original beauty of the location;

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