Chevy Chase DC
Chevy Chase DC, the well-known suburb-in-the-city, is a place with gorgeous houses on well-appointed lawns, a strong community connection, and a large enough commercial stretch to make it feel relatively self-sufficient. But be careful not to mistake the far northwest DC neighborhood for Chevy Chase, Md. By and large, residents on the District side still see themselves as urban dwellers, like those who developed the area intended.
While there’s a smattering of condo buildings along Connecticut Avenue, the vast majority of residential options in Chevy Chase DC are single-family homes. Most houses are relatively large, particularly by District standards, and just about all are fronted by well-groomed gardens and lawns of varying sizes.
Home styles tend to reflect the area’s growth. The oldest houses—and some of the most sought after—are located in the blocks close to Connecticut Avenue and were built in styles popular in the early 20th century: bungalows, four squares, and the odd Victorian. The farther east one goes from the area's main strip, the more colonials, Tudors, and Cape Cods one can see; close to the park, the area is dotted with postwar homes.
True to its founders' vision, Chevy Chase DC feels like a suburban experience just within the city borders. The area is remarkably safe, streets are clean, quiet, and lined with tall hardwoods, and residents are primarily those who came to the neighborhood to raise a family or retire there once that portion of their life is over.
Alice Deal Junior High School
Woodrow Wilson High School
Lafayette Recreation Center
Broad Branch Market
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