Chevy Chase DC Real Estate
Chevy Chase DC is a neighborhood in northwest Washington, D.C. It borders Chevy Chase, Maryland, a collection of similarly affluent neighborhoods. The well-known suburb-in-the-city, is a place with gorgeous houses on well-appointed lawns, a strong community connection, and a large enough commercial stretch to make it feel relatively self-sufficient.
But be careful not to mistake the far northwest DC neighborhood for Chevy Chase, Md. By and large, residents on the District side still see themselves as urban dwellers, like those who developed the area intended.
Chevy Chase—both in DC and Maryland—was the product of a couple of foresighted developers in the late 1880s who bought farmland miles north of downtown DC, created Connecticut Avenue, and were instrumental in threading a streetcar all the way up to Montgomery County.
Chevy Chase DC, which formally opened in 1907, was one of the city's first streetcar suburbs, allowing federal workers to toil in the city and then retire to a quiet, green neighborhood. The earliest tracts were clustered around Connecticut Avenue, but gradually the neighborhood moved east, with Rock Creek Park currently forming its eastern border.
Pictured below is an old bus traveling around the Chevy Chase Circle (public transportation remains a strong attraction to living in Chevy Chase DC).
Getting around Chevy Chase
While some Chevy Chase DC residents work in Bethesda or other suburban centers, most seem to be oriented towards DC. Luckily, so are transit options.
The closest Metro station is in Friendship Heights on the Red Line with Metro Center a fifteen-minute ride away. Buses heading to the station run through Chevy Chase DC. For drivers, Connecticut Avenue is a straight shot to downtown and Rock Creek Parkway is close by and a good alternate route for those who want a ride to work with more foliage.
The Beltway lies a few miles north along Connecticut Avenue, and extensions off of Western Avenue will eventually lead drivers to northern Virginia
When you're ready to learn more about life in Chevy Chase DC, or anywhere else around the local area, please contact me. I've lived in the community since 1973 and would be pleased to share with you why I consider this one of the best places to live. Thank you.