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Chevy Chase


  • Community Characteristics: Influenced by Local Colleges, Growing Population and / or Moderate Residential Turnover, Many High-rise Apartment Complexes

  • Population: 15,090

  • Income Per Capita: $71,987

  • Average Household Expenditure: $99,746


One of the most well-known suburbs in the D.C. Metro Area, Chevy Chase real estate continues to be some of the most sought after property in the District. Sharing a state line with itsMaryland counterpart, Chevy Chase D.C. real estate is full of well-to-do civil servants, contractors, nonprofit workers, and others making their living in Washington. Chevy Chase real estate boasts tree-lined streets with kempt lawns and a strong community spirit. Whether looking to raise a family or just for a quieter spot within Washington, Chevy Chase tops the list of places to be.

The majority of Chevy Chase real estate owners work in Washington. Thanks to its location along Connecticut Avenue, driving commuters have a straight shot into downtown. As for homeowners choosing to use Washington's excellent transit system, Chevy Chase real estate is near metro stops inFriendship Heights, Tenleytown, and Van Ness. To cut down even further on public transit time, a number of public buses have stops within the neighborhood.

With excellent schools and a wealth of single family homes, Chevy Chase real estate was built for raising children. Highlights include Lafayette Elementary and Woodrow Wilson Senior High. Woodrow Wilson recently underwent a 5 year renovation, now boasting a number of new academic and athletic facilities. Chevy Chase is also close to the private Sidwell Friends School, referred to as "the Harvard of Washington's private schools" by the New York Times. With admission based on merit, Sidwell is a top school for gifted students, including the children of several U.S. Presidents.

As for shopping, two nearby areas provide for the majority of Chevy Chase real estate owner's needs. Chevy Chase Circle is known as the more classic and homely shopping district while Friendship Heights provides a more urban and trendy selection of stores. A section of the bustling Connecticut Avenue also calls Chevy Chase real estate home, giving the community its own commercial district. As for the outdoors, when the beautiful streets aren't enough, Chevy Chase real estate owners turn to Rock Creek Park, Livingston Park, or Lafayette Park to get back into nature.

Resource: Long & Foster

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