Chevy Chase: DC's Classy Streetcar Suburb

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Real Estate Agent with Keller-Williams

streetcarThe original founders of Chevy Chase envisioned beautiful homes in a park-like setting featuring spacious tree-lined streets and sidewalks and exquisite parks. This early development, a planned community centered around its bustling streetcar hub making it one of America's first streetcar suburbs. So advanced was the planning, that it even included a man-made lake for its residents. 

Today the original site of Chevy Chase Lake is just a small patch of woods. The streetcars that were the center of activity are now just faded memories of the past. Since that time both technology and transportation have worn many faces. But for Chevy Chase, the original concept has weathered the test of time.

Even what is known as the Metro DC urban sprawl has not been able to shake the solid foundation of this community. Here residents still enjoy what was envisioned so many years ago for its residents, a beautiful tranquil suburb conveniently accessible to its bustling neighbor, Washington DC. 3 Metro stations along the red line make Chevy Chase/DC an easy commute.

The community of Chevy Chase has retained its original style, its character and its name. That's a lot to live up to, so therefore, it's big.  Chevy Chase actually encompasses all of the following: a town, a census-designated place (CDP,) several villages, and sections within Montgomery County MD. Because this community straddles the DC line, it is also the name of the very northwest corner of Washington, DC. (Chevy Chase DC

 Living in Chevy Chase has been likened to living in suburban ecstasy. Real estate found just north of Chevy Chase Circle includes some of the most prestigious properties found in the Washington DC suburbs. Amidst the cherry blossomed streets, you can find the most luxurious estates and condos to be found in the DC suburbs.

 The northern region features smaller more modest homes - here you will stumble on hidden historic gems including 1950 colonial and rambler styles. There are Federal style townhouses, split-level, and single-mansionfamily homes, but only a handful within the $525,000 -700,000 range.

 Along with the great older varied architectural styles, there is also a nice selection of hi-rise offerings. So, for those looking for more of a modern or more urban type living arrangement, there are a number of condo options to consider.

 It also goes without saying, living in Chevy Chase is like living in shopping heaven. You'll find some of the best fine dining and shopping options in the greater metro DC area and, quite possibly, this side of the country. "Rodeo Drive of the East" (otherwise known as Friendship Heights) is located just inside the DC line, on Wisconsin Avenue. Here you will find high-end shops and eateries such as Christian Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Bulgari, MaxMara, Cartier, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Famoso Restaurant, and M Café Lounge.

 This area really has a lot to offer - a beautiful community, a number of gorgeous home options, good school systems, and a prestigious address. Consider living in Chevy Chase by starting with a call to Rachel Valentino. She is one of DC's top experts.  Or you can explore your options online by visiting Rachel's website The Atlantic Coast Connection.

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Rachel Valentino

Managing Partner, Valentino & Associates Team 

at Keller Williams

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