Welcome to Chevy Chase
A strong sense of community in a historic, residential area.
In its early days, Chevy Chase was mostly farmland, but its position on the rail line running up Connecticut Avenue from downtown DC soon made this pretty spot prime real estate as a suburb for families working in the city. Spacious, comfortable homes began filling out the rolling hills, followed by an influx of development.
Today most of the original homes from the early 1900s still exist, with styles and sizes varying from quaint and modest to sprawling and stately. You can also find high-end condos along Connecticut Avenue, within walking distance to local shops and restaurants.
Shaded sidewalks, impeccably manicured lawns, and tidy, well-maintained houses give Chevy Chase a quaint, small-town look, but while family life is cherished in this residential enclave, the town is anything but small. A fast-paced city bordering Washington, DC, Chevy Chase offers an easy commute to all the nation’s capital has to offer while retaining a peaceful, suburban charm. With an array of creative new bistros and boutiques catering to the cosmopolitan tastes of the neighborhood’s residents, Chevy Chase is the perfect blend of laid-back and interesting.
What to Love
- Historic beauty
- Family-oriented community
- Eclectic architecture
- Leafy, tree-lined streets
People and Lifestyle
Most Chevy Chase residents work in nearby DC or Bethesda and cherish their ability to retreat to their peaceful, picturesque enclave. Given the proximity to the nation’s capital, it stands to reason that most locals are politically engaged and ready for a discussion about the latest bill or debate. This is a prime location for families and young professionals, and the appreciation they have for this suburban paradise is evident in the pristine landscaping and perfectly maintained homes.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Restaurants are equally impressive, with options like the elevated Hunter’s Hound
, which serves modern American cuisine along with craft beer, cocktails, and wine. Family favorite Potomac Pizza
serves the city’s best pizza, and Sushiko
specializes in a fresh interpretation of traditional Japanese cuisine. Clyde's
menu of New American fare is a local favorite.
Things to Do
Catch a movie at The Avalon
, a historic cinema showing independent and foreign films, documentaries, and film festivals. Once a silent film house, this charming spot now includes a cafe, as well as classic theater treats. New residents may want to join the Chevy Chase Club
, a distinctive social institution established in 1892. This elegant country club offers the best of golf, tennis, swimming, dining, and even ice skating. Escape the hustle of daily life in this oasis of relaxation.
Chevy Chase may be sophisticated, but that doesn’t mean it's precious. Residents value their outdoor recreation in this historic town, and Rock Creek Park
is one of the best spots to indulge. This famed area provides easy access for bike rides, hiking, and jogging.