Living in Chevy Chase, DC
Not to be confused with Chevy Chase, Maryland, which borders it to the north, the community of Chevy Chase, D.C. is a friendly, close-knit community with a suburban feel and is a perfect respite from the congestion, traffic and tourism crowding much of D.C. In Chevy Chase, you'll be able to catch your breath as you enjoy wide swaths of green spaces, peace and quiet. You'll often feel far removed from the city, while being in one of the most connected, convenient places to live on the East Coast.
Chevy Chase Real Estate
While Chevy Chase includes a sprinkling of condo and apartments buildings, the community is primarily comprised of tidy single-family homes surrounded by mature trees. The Chevy Chase community is known as being upscale, livable, and distinctive, and frequently tops local "best places to live" lists. While most homes are constructed of brick and have small yards ideal for gardening, playing hide-and-seek, or fetch with kids and dogs, Colonials, Victorians, Tudors and Cape Cods can coexist beautifully here.
Recreation in Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase is home to three parks: Rock Creek, Lafayette Square and Livingston parks. Rock Creek Park, which borders the Chevy Chase neighborhood on the northwest, is a D.C. treasure reminiscent of New York's Central Park. Here, you'll find golfing, tennis courts, walking and equestrian trails, but more importantly you'll be transported to an oasis of flora, fauna, and gurgling streams that will make you forget you're in the heart of a city. In Lafayette Park, enjoy playgrounds, tennis courts and baseball fields. Livingston Park, which is part of the Chevy Chase Rec Center, offers baseball fields, tennis courts, a dog park, a small water park, playgrounds and summer camps.
The Chevy Chase Community
Chevy Chase (which The Washington Post once named "best suburb of the National Capital," according to the Historic Chevy Chase D.C. neighborhood association) was developed in 1907 surrounding the newly installed Chevy Chase streetcar line.
Today, residents take pride in their community's unique identity. An abundance of locally owned shops and markets, family-owned diners and cafes, a public library, and a lack of chain retailers contributes to a close-knit small town vibe. A celebrated local landmark is the Avalon Theater, which opened in 1923 and originally showed only silent films. The theater closed in 2001 and reopened in 2003 with the help of local grassroots efforts. The theater is now the only nonprofit-run film center in all of D.C. For the best of old D.C. charm, a small-town ambiance and a location that can't be beat, Chevy Chase D.C. fits the bill perfectly.