Chevy Chase, MD
Chevy Chase, MD has green lawns, high-priced homes and offers an escape from the noisy city, but is still within close driving distance of downtown DC and its amenities. With some parts of Chevy Chase, MD bordering downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights, which has grown immensely in recent years, the neighborhood itself remains quiet and peaceful. Residents describe it as great for all ages and walkable. Chevy Chase, MD includes Chevy Chase Village and the town of Chevy Chase, as well as Section Three, Section Five, and the village of Martin’s Additions, among other sections. It has quiet residential streets lined with colonials, bungalows, and Tudors, homes that would fit into just about any upscale suburb in the country.
Restaurant and Retail
Retail and restaurant options are limited to a small strip offering 1950s-era amenities. A small section of Brookville Road serves as the center of the village of Martin’s Additions and includes a market, a drug store, a barbershop, and the Olympia Coffeeshop. Friendship Heights is located on the southern border, though not within walking distance of most of Chevy Chase, and offers restaurants, upscale shops, movie theater, and a Whole Foods. Also on the southern border, across the border into DC on Connecticut Avenue, is Chevy Chase, DC, which has a few restaurants, a market, and the Avalon movie theater.
Downtown DC is a 20-minute drive to south. Most residents commute by car, often via Connecticut Ave or Rock Creek Parkway. Bethesda and Friendship Heights are only walking distance for a small minority of residents, as are Bethesda Metro Station and Friendship Heights (Red Line). Buses shuttle commuters up and down Wisconsin Ave and Connecticut Ave. Chevy Chase is close to I-495 (Beltway).
For better or for worse, Chevy Chase has quiet streets, expensive homes, is home to residents of all ages and familial statuses, and mostly lacks retail and restaurant amenities and the hustle and bustle or more urban neighborhoods in the region.
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