Chevy Chase, Maryland
Montgomery County

If what you seek is privacy and exclusivity, look no further than Chevy Chase. Conveniently located literally next door to Washington, DC, it's an enclave that is quiet and safe, with a ratio of 5.6 police officers per 1,000 residents. As there are less than 2,000 residents, that should give you some idea as to how responsive the police force is to any resident's phone call. You'll never see a trash can or trash anywhere on the sidewalks of Chevy Chase. As in many places in Europe, the trash is collected along the back side of the buildings.

The homes range in styles from Queen Anne Victorians to Dutch Colonial Revivals to Renaissance, Tudor, Spanish Colonial, and Art Moderne. There is a self-guided Architectural Tour of the 19 designated historic homes, which is well worth reading and doing. You won't find a home for sale priced below $1.5M, and that would be a fixer-upper needing extensive modernization. The schools are top-notch and the main draw for most families, although many opt to send their children away to private boarding schools.


  • Speed cameras are installed along Connecticut Avenue. They're a primary source of revenue for the town, so be sure to slow down if you don't want a fine.

About 15 minutes to DuPont Circle by car.

Things To Do

Chevy Chase Club

The Chevy Chase Club membership is by invitation only. The initiation fee is greater than $50,000. BTW if you're lucky enough to be invited to visit, leave your smartphone in your car. You're not allowed to use them on the premises.

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The Shops at Wisconsin Place

At the end of Wisconsin Ave, just outside of Chevy Chase, next to the DC Metro Station at Friendship Heights, are a number of designer stores such as Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Bulgari and the like. Chevy Chase doesn't allow commercial enterprises within its boundaries.

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Audubon Naturalist Society

The Audubon Naturalist Society is the oldest independent environmental organization in Washington, DC region. It inspires local residents to appreciate, understand, and protect the environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy. 
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Merritt Gallery

Merritt Gallery & Renaissance Fine Arts are established fine art galleries with a long family tradition. Their galleries house the largest collection of fine art in the Mid-Atlantic region. You can expect to find traditional and contemporary art. Their diverse art collection can range from original works on canvas and paper to sculptures. 
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Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion

Built in 1927, Woodend was designed by John Russell Pope (Jefferson Memorial, DAR Constitution Hall, National Gallery of Art, etc.) for the Wells family. Now it is a beautiful private venue used for social and corporate events. 
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Local Restaurants

Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano’s strives to make every Guest feel comfortable enough to laugh out loud, reminisce, and be indulged. As you may assume, Maggiano's specializes in Italian–American cuisine. 

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Tavira opened its doors in November of 1999 and has been a staple of the community ever since. This restaurant serves some of the best Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisines in the area. Check out their website to see what’s on the menu!

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Lia's offers a big variety of contemporary American-Italian fare, with early-bird & happy-hour specials. Enjoy Chef Geoff's genuine hospitality and casual cuisine with an Italian flair.
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The Capital Grille

You can find The Capital Grille in the shops at Wisconsin Place. The Capital Grille is a great fine dining experience which offers American and seafood courses. 
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