Welcome to Chevy Chase DC
Bordering its namesake Maryland district, Chevy Chase, DC is located directly north of Forest Hills in northwest Washington, DC. But unlike Chevy Chase, MD, this is a very much a part of the nation’s capital. Close to three Metro stations and the upscale shopping of Friendship Heights, this is a quiet residential with the best of urban living on its doorstep.
Chevy Chase, DC was first formed as a suburb in the 1900s, offering its residents a place to relax within an easy commute of Downtown DC. The oldest homes are generally found clustered along Connecticut Avenue, where architecture includes bungalows, , and a handful of elegant Victorians. Moving toward Rock Creek Park, the architectural mix gradually shifts to Cape Cod, Tudor, and Colonial Revival homes. This eclectic has been ranked among the nation’s most sought-after property markets in recent years.
What to Love
- Suburban calm
- Big-city access
- mix of traditional architectural styles
- Abundant green space
- Charming local businesses with upscale retail nearby
People & Lifestyle
Known for its laid-back vibe and charmingly unique housing mix with no two homes exactly alike, Chevy Chase is a community that suits residents of all ages. Many residents move to Chevy Chase looking for a quiet place to call home without sacrificing access to DC’s big-city amenities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Chevy Chase has a suburban and self-contained feel, with a few blocks of primarily locally-owned businesses along Connecticut Avenue. Local include the family-run Barstons Child’s Play
toy shop, the almost 150-year-old Magruder’s Supermarket, and extensive wine, beer, and liquor selections at Circle and Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits. There’s also a Starbucks within Chevy Chase itself, and the famed Politics & Prose Bookstore
lies just beyond its borders.
Located immediately southwest of Chevy Chase is the major commercial district of Friendship Heights. From the modern retailers of the Chevy Chase Pavilion to the upscale designer stores of Mazza Gallerie, this is one of DC’s premier retail destinations.
Things to Do
Green spaces such as the Lafayette Recreation Center, McGinley Commons, and Francis G. Newlands Park are dotted throughout the . Fort Reno Park, DC’s highest elevation point, lies directly to Chevy Chase’s southwest. At the eastern edge, Rock Creek Park stretches across 1,754 acres of trails and greenery. Amenities within Rock Creek Park include a horse and equestrian trails, multiple sports facilities, and a golf course.
Chevy Chase is zoned to the District of Columbia School District, with several outstanding schools within the neighborhood and nearby.
- Montessori School of Chevy Chase: Grades PK–1, Private
- Lafayette Elementary: Grades PK-6, Public
- Alice Deal Middle School: Grades 6-8, Public (an authorized International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP) and known for its foreign language education)
- Jackson-Reed High School (formerly Woodrow Wilson High School): Grades 9-12, Public (known for its academy system which tailors curriculum to meet student goals)