Like its adjacent community to the south, Section 5 Chevy Chase is a small village that evolved from its status as a special tax district. Incorporated in 1982, the village contains about 225 homes, and one commercial venture—La Ferme, a notable upscale French restaurant. The village’s homes vary in age and style, though brick colonials and tudors seem to dominate, and many of the original homes were developed between the 1920s and ‘60s. Recent housing prices seem to average about $1.5 million, with recent list prices ranging from $1.6 million to $1.8 million.
As with its sister village, Section 5 Chevy Chase abuts Connecticut Avenue and provides its residents with easy road access to nearby commercial areas, whether in Montgomery County of Washington, DC. Village services include garbage pick-up, snow and leaf removal, and coordination of special events such as block parties and holiday celebrations. Public school options for neighborhood children include Chevy Chase Elementary, Rosemary Hills Elementary, Rock Creek Forest Elementary, Westland Middle and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.