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Bethesda Neighborhoods – Town of Chevy Chase

Town of Chevy Chase

Roughly bounded by the Capital Beltway to the north, Bethesda to the west, Silver Spring to the east, and the District of Columbia to the south, the town of Chevy Chase contains about 1,050 homes on an area encompassing roughly a half square mile. Initially developed from farmland to create a streetcar suburb for Washington, DC, the town’s homes represent a vast variety of styles, ages, lot sizes and price points. Housing property options include lots, condos, single-family homes and townhouses, at recent price points ranging from about $200,000 to $4 million, though most prices easily top $1 million.

While Chevy Chase is a town, it is also an unincorporated census-designated place, and several villages and neighborhoods within the town, and surrounding area, incorporate “Chevy Chase” in their own distinct names. Thus, much of the land to the east, southeast and south of Bethesda is often referred to as “Chevy Chase.”    

Public school options, which may be location dependent, include Chevy Chase Elementary, North Chevy Chase Elementary, Rock Creek Forest Elementary, Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High and Walt Whitman High. While the town itself is primarily residential with limited shopping, dining and services options, all such amenities are close at hand in Bethesda and Friendship Heights.