Great Washington DC Neighborhoods: Chevy Chase
This Chevy Chase isn’t the goofball who used to be on Saturday Night Live. In the early 1900’s, Chevy Chase the neighbohood became one of Washington’s early street car suburbs and. over the years, has become one of Washington's most ppular places to live.
Chevy Chase seems to have just about everything on everyones wish list: pretty houses, tree-lined streets, a great elementary school, the Avalon Theater, and proximity to the Friendship Heights Metro. And there is an abundance of shopping, whether you need groceries, fine wine or a great birthday present for someone you like.
Many of the first Chevy Chase homes were Sears Roebuck houses. These were kit houses that Sears shipped to Union Station, where they were transferred to flat trolley cars that took them to their new neighborhood. The builder would meet the trolly with a wagon and then haul all of the pieces off to the building lot.
Toward the 1930's, the brick center hall colonial began to fill the building lots. Then in the 50's, some of the then vacant lots found some mid-century modern homes sprouting up. So bottom line, the architecture in Chevy Chase has became quite eclectic over the years. There are homes in all sizes and shapes and styles, and while many have been added onto and renovated, others are close to their original condition. This can make it pretty interested when we do a competitive market analysis for a client.
The trolleys are now museum pieces and have been replaced by Metro. Lafayette Elementary School is a viable alternative to private schools. And as the market recovers, Chevy Chase is one of the neighborhoods where homes have been flying off the shelf, often with multiple offers.
There are currently 10 houses for sale in Chevy Chase (this link has the virtual tours and full descriptions) with prices that range from a low of $740,000 for a 3-bedrrom house on Nebraska Avenue up to $1,325,000 for a 4-level 1923 colonial.
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