CHEVY CHASE REAL ESTATE
Prestigious suburban communities to D.C.’s northwest.
Chevy Chase is a name shared by the adjacent but distinct communities of Chevy Chase, D.C., and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Within Maryland, Chevy Chase may refer to a town, one of several villages, or a larger unincorporated census-designated place. Homes for sale in Chevy are characterized by attractive architecture prevalent throughout the area.
In the D.C. suburb, historic bungalows, four-squares, and Victorians are found clustered around Connecticut Avenue, where you can also find a handful of condominium buildings. Cape Cod, Colonial, and Tudor-style homes are found through Chevy Chase, D.C., along with some stylish contemporary custom builds and numerous post-war properties closer to Rock Creek Park. Within Maryland, Chevy Chase’s real estate mix includes spectacular estates and grand manors exhibiting a range of architectural styles. There are also high-end condominiums, including those at luxurious Parc Somerset.
What to Love
- Attractive architecture
- Peaceful suburban vibe
- Easy commute
- High-end shopping
People & Lifestyle
Chevy Chase is within easy reach of Downtown Washington, D.C. while also feeling entirely separate from it. Its tree-lined streets, suburban atmosphere, and well-regarded public schools have attracted many young families. Many residents commute into D.C., with Friendship Heights’ Red Line station a short walk from Chevy Chase, D.C. Others commute into Maryland communities such as Bethesda. Connecticut Avenue runs directly from Chevy Chase to Downtown D.C., making it a simple drive that can be completed within 10 minutes.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Chevy Chase, D.C. has a three-block commercial stretch on Connecticut Avenue with businesses including a Safeway, Magruder’s Supermarket, and the Avalon Theater. The high-end shopping of Wisconsin Avenue stretches from Chevy Chase, MD to Friendship Heights, placing it within walking distance of much of Chevy Chase, D.C. Stores here include Tiffany’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, and three major shopping complexes. The Shops at Wisconsin Place features a Whole Foods Market, Bloomingdale’s, and other retailers at Chevy Chase’s southwest border. Friendship Heights’ Mazza Gallerie is right across the street from Wisconsin Place, with business including Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue department stores, various upscale clothing stores, Pottery Barn, and an eight-screen AMC movie theater. The adjacent Chevy Chase Pavilion has more high-end clothing stores, plus a Starbucks and Washington Sports Club. Politics and Prose has a wide selection of popular contemporary novels, classic literature, signed books, and special events.
Things to Do
Rock Creek Park spans 1,754 acres immediately to the east of Chevy Chase. This sprawling green space has 32 miles of hiking trails, a planetarium, a horse center, 13 miles of riding trails, picnic groves, playgrounds, sports fields, a tennis center, and an 18-hole golf course. Chevy Chase Club is one of the area’s most historic and prestigious country clubs. Opened in 1892, the club’s facilities include an 18-hole Donald Ross golf course, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness facilities, an ice rink, and a clubhouse with a variety of dining options. Columbia Country Club has been a highly sought-after establishment since 1898, offering top-rate sports amenities, cuisine, social events, and seasonal activities.
Chevy Chase, D.C. is served by the District of Columbia Public School District, while Chevy Chase, MD is zoned to the Montgomery County Public School District. Options include:
- Lafayette Elementary, Public, PK-5, National Blue Ribbon Award Winner
- Chevy Chase Elementary, Public, Magnet, 3-5
- Somerset Elementary, Public, PK-5
- North Chevy Chase Elementary, Public, 3-5
- Rock Creek Forest Elementary, Public, PK-5