Chevy Chase


Chevy Chase borders the Upper Northwest DC neighborhood, and embodies small town Americana with picturesque homes and tree-lined streets. This high-end suburb is replete with green lawns and sleepy streets, and provides a refuge from bustling city life. It is a welcoming, family-friendly locale with a quaint downtown that supplies devoted locals with everyday necessities without “selling out” to name-brand retailers. If big boxes are your thing, nearby neighborhoods in the District can fill the void.



This quiet enclave is home to wealthy professionals and dual income families, many of whom work in downtown DC, Bethesda, or Northern Virginia. The locals are friendly and the sense of community is fostered with summer barbecues, Easter egg hunts, and Halloween parades.

Neighborhood Feel

This quiet suburb boasts tree-lined streets with shaded sidewalks, manicured lawns with well-maintained bungalows, colonials, and Tudor style homes. The homes were mostly built in the early 1900s. There are some condos available near the small commercial district but, for the most part, Chevy Chase looks like any other affluent suburb found near most cities.

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Neighborhood Location

Neighborhood Info

Chevy Chase - Walter Reed/Bethesda & Pentagon - Washington, D.C. -

Points of Interest

The Avalon Theatre

The Avenue – A small cluster of local shops and restaurants along Connecticut Avenue

The Shops at Wisconsin Place

Woodend Sanctuary

Norman’s Farm Market


Big Plus

Chevy Chase is zoned to the Montgomery County Public School system, which is said to be one of the best districts in the country.

To compensate for the scarce shopping in Chevy Chase, nearby Friendship Heights more than covers any gaps. Restaurants, upscale shops, movie theaters, and a new Whole Foods are very close by.

Chevy Chase has a reputation for being extraordinarily safe.

This suburb is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of DC to provide a quiet refuge for its residents, yet close enough to experience all that downtown DC has to offer.

Things to Consider

“The Avenue” supplies the residents with everyday essentials including a barbershop, market, drugstore, and a coffee shop. Though quaint, this small 1950s era mainstreet may leave some yearning for more options. Luckily, the surrounding neighborhoods in Maryland and DC can fill the “big box” void.

You’re going to most likely need a car, or two, when residing in Chevy Chase. The nearest Metro Station is in Bethesda (Red Line).

Be on the lookout for wildlife and the occasional deer that can wander into your backyard from neighboring Rock Creek Park!

How’s the Market?

The median home value for single family homes in Chevy Chase is $1,100,00 according to the Zillow Home Value Index.

Home Values are forecasted to increase by 1.8% in the coming year.

According to Zillow’s Rental Index, the median rental rate for single-family homes in Chevy Chase is $4,094.

The rental and condo inventory in Chevy Chase is pretty thin, but there are a couple of high rise condo and co-op buildings along Wisconsin and Connecticut Avenues.

School Scoop

Chevy Chase has 2 primary and secondary schools. One of the best schools is Chevy Chase Elementary School, with a rating of 9 according to Both schools are a part of Montgomery County Public School system, which is the 15th largest school system in the entire United States. Chevy Chase schools fall in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase cluster, which is just a way to break down this massive school system into more manageable sections.

Students are assigned to a school based on their home address. If you reside outside of the Montgomery County Public School system and choose to attend a school in this district, you will incur tuition costs.

Highlighted Areas

Chevy Chase Village – Upscale neighborhood with grand homes on large lots.

Town of Chevy Chase – Wide streets and big lawns.

Sections Three and Five – Narrower streets and slightly smaller houses

Martin’s Additions – Known for its newer, more expensive homes.