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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Chevy Chase is a neighborhood in Washington, D.C., District of Columbia with a population of 18,473. Chevy Chase is in District of Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in District of Columbia. Living in Chevy Chase offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chevy Chase there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Chevy Chase and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Chevy Chase are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$974,075
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,133
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    43
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    49
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179
    500
  • Theft
    1,099
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    168
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$160,740
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    55%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    6%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Chevy Chase Reviews

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Excellent neighborhood. This is a really very good neighborhood. Good shopping, clean, lots of good public schools. Several great restaurants are nearby too! I am very glad to have moved there and gotten out of the city
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Very family friendly. Predominantly white, affluent neighborhood. Very safe with good schools. Roughly thirty minute drive to downtown D.C. Located next to the MD border.
Chevy Chase is a very cookie cutter, white, almost suburban neighborhood on the northwest outskirts of Washington. I say suburban because it is all but isolated from the rest of the city on weekends if you don't drive. The public transportation DC is known for doesn't really stretch far enough to make it to Chevy Chase on certain days. While my time here hasn't necessarily been bad, I don't see any way to make it sound good, as well. Virtually nothing happens in this neighborhood, good or bad. It is the perfect neighborhood to live in if you want silence and hate sidewalks. What I will say is that there are lots and lots of families in the neighborhood so you have that good dynamic of strong family friendships. One of the potential downsides is that due to the lack of noteworthy events, lots of things catch people's attention very easily. All in all, though, I do think I've had a fairly alright experience in Chevy Chase.