Chevy Chase MD
Chevy Chase is a cluster of incorporated and unincorporated areas in southern Montgomery County close to Washington, DC. These villages, towns, and the unincorporated areas share a common history and together form a larger community referred to as Chevy Chase. This community is roughly centered on Connecticut Avenue north of Washington, DC and also includes a neighborhood of Washington, DC called Chevy Chase, DC.
Primarily a residential suburb, Chevy Chase includes a portion of the popular shopping district, Friendship Heights, featuring several malls and a variety of shops and restaurants. Chevy Chase is also home to the Brookville Market and Chevy Chase Lakes shopping areas.
Washingtonian Magazine named Chevy Chase Village one of its “Great Places to Live.” Chevy Chase Village was named for its “beautiful Victorians, older brick Colonials, and government services,” that “vacationing residents can drop off their house key at the police department and officers will check on their homes,” “a cocktail party for new residents,” “listings of teens available for pet care and babysitting,” “Village Hall classes,” and “movie nights, magic shows.” Chevy Chase View as also noted for some of “DC’s largest and most tasteful Colonials.”
Villages, Towns and Unincorporated Areas
Chevy Chase Village
Village of Chevy Chase Section Three
Village of Chevy Chase Section Five
Village of Martin’s Additions
Village of North Chevy Chase
Village of Drummond
Village of Friendship Heights
Town of Chevy Chase
Town of Somerset
Chevy Chase Terrace
Town of Chevy Chase View
The Old Hamlet
The New Hamlet
Chevy Chase is served by two significant recreation points – the Capital Crescent Trail and Meadowbrook Park. The Crescent Trail is a rail-trail, built upon the abandoned railbed of the 11 mile Georgetown Branch of the B&O Railroad. The trail is a temporary gravel trail from Rosemary Hills in Silver Spring, running through Chevy Chase, and linking to the hard surface trail in Bethesda and continuing to Georgetown in Washington, DC . Meadowbrook Park is a 16.6 acre park abutting the Rollingwood area of Chevy Chase along Beach Drive and includes a large playground, five softball fields, a lighted baseball field, four lighted tennis courts, football/soccer fields, indoor bathroom facilities, and a picnic area. Dog enthusiasts gather regularly on a semi-enclosed softball field for friendly dog play. Meadowbrook Park is also an access point for the popular walking, hiking, running, cycling and inline skating along the adjacent Rock Creek Park trail system, which abuts other areas of Chevy Chase. On weekends, Beach Drive is closed to vehicular traffic and open only to the walkers, runners, bicyclists and skaters. Longtime residents will remember when the playground equipment was painted red-and-white strips (and called “Candy Cane City”). About.com names “Candy Cane Park” (Meadowbrook Park) one of its “Best Playgrounds in Maryland.” Other significant parks include Chevy Chase Park, on Shepherd Street, a 3.1 acre park with playground, baseball field, tennis court and a multi-use field, and Norwood Park, with playground, softball field, lighted baseball field, five tennis courts, picnic area and a recreation building available for rent.