Situated only seven miles from Washington, D.C., residents of this close-in Maryland suburb enjoy the amenities of the city while maintaining a peaceful place to call home. Chevy Chase was recently ranked by Niche as the “Best Place to Retire in Maryland.” With its tree-lined streets and relaxed atmosphere, it’s no wonder why the location earned the top spot for settling down.
Up until the 1880s, Chevy Chase was primarily farmland. The area was developed during the expansion of DC’s streetcar system, with the intention of creating a suburban community. Thanks to the new means of transportation, workers could commute into the city. Additional infrastructure developments in the 1920s brought about updated streets and landscaping. Chevy Chase is composed of five unique villages: Chevy Chase Village, Chevy Chase Section Three, Chevy Chase Section Five, Martin’s Additions, and North Chevy Chase.
The community is widely sought out by potential homeowners for its varied mix of beautiful residences, including historic bungalows and charming Victorians. Expansive estates can also be found in the area. High-end condos and apartments are available around Connecticut Avenue. Chevy Chase attracts young families with its highly rated public schools. Combining suburban living with urban attractions, the neighborhood offers something for everyone.