Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

This picturesque community leans more toward city life in the District.

Welcome to Chevy Chase

An inclusive community with a global outlook.

Chevy Chase was another of the early streetcar suburbs made possible by a rail line running up Connecticut Avenue from downtown DC. In a few short years, pastoral farmland was transformed into comfortable homes with front yards, sidewalks, and a short distance to local shops and one of the area's first silent movie theaters. Today its residents still work in official Washington or nearby Bethesda, are politically engaged, and cherish their neighborhood’s small-town feel.
This picturesque community leans more toward city life in the District, which lies just beyond the Chevy Chase Circle. This engaging neighborhood is loyal to its commercial center along “The Avenue,” and proud of its eclectic, early 20th Century architecture lining tidy and leafy streets.

The Neighbors

Longtime Residents
There is a generational mix in Chevy Chase than those who are community-oriented and engaged in current events.
There are many playgrounds and greenspace that cater to those who are looking for outdoor activities. Residents are intellectually curious and engaged with local and national issues.

What to Expect

Sleepy side streets, ample greenery, and a strong sense of community.
With its shaded sidewalks, manicured lawns, and well-kept houses, Chevy Chase looks like quintessential small-town America.
Residents are drawn by the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets and ample play space.

The Lifestyle

Laidback living in a fast-paced city.
Chevy Chase provides an easy commute to downtown Washington by bus or Metro, although most residents drive for shopping and recreation beyond the neighborhood.

Deer and other wildlife often wander into backyards from neighboring Rock Creek Park, which provides easy access for bike rides, hiking, jogging, and even horseback riding.

The commercial strip along Connecticut – affectionately called “The Avenue” – consists almost entirely of local businesses catering to residents.

What Not to Expect

Unlimited dining or entertainment options.
While many of the small businesses in Chevy Chase have a loyal following, there is not an abundance of options.
When you want a change of scenery, nearby Cleveland Park and Friendship Heights provide a different pace and selection of restaurants and shopping, or you can drive through Rock Creek Park to an entirely different part of town. The nightlife in Chevy Chase is very sedate, but you’ll likely see neighbors entertaining at home or congregating at a few small restaurant bars.

The Market

Single-family homes, with a small and concentrated number of condominiums.
There are many different styles and sizes of homes to choose from, with almost all of them built in the early 1900s. Most of the neighborhood’s condominiums are along Connecticut Avenue near the small cluster of local shops and restaurants.

You'll Fall in Love With

The comforts of home and the draw of city life.
Chevy Chase is close enough to experience all that downtown DC has to offer, but far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet of suburban living.
The Avalon Theatre and other quaint businesses along The Avenue feel like a pleasant throwback to earlier days.
Some of the creative new establishments catering to the neighborhood’s good taste provide a comfortable home away from home.

Overview for Chevy Chase, DC

10,713 people live in Chevy Chase, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $104,019. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

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Around Chevy Chase, DC

There's plenty to do around Chevy Chase, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Box Convenience, Domestique, and Grace Street Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.74 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.06 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.13 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.34 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Chevy Chase, DC

Chevy Chase has 4,381 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chevy Chase do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,713 people call Chevy Chase home. The population density is 12,017.93 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.92 / 52.08%

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Schools in Chevy Chase, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Chevy Chase. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Johns College High School
9th - 12th
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Broad Branch Children's House
Undergrad - Undergrad
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Lafayette Elementary School
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th

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