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Chevy Chase Real Estate Analysis

History

Chevy Chase was unincorporated farmland in the years before 1890, during which time Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada and his partners began the aggressive acquisition of land in northwestern Washington, D.C., and southern Montgomery County, Maryland, for the purpose of developing a residential streetcar suburb for Washington, D.C.. (See Washington streetcars) The Chevy Chase Land Company was founded in 1890, and its eventual holdings of more than 1,700 acres (6.9 km2) would extend along the present-day Connecticut Avenue from Florida Avenue north to Jones Bridge Road. The Chevy Chase Land Company would build houses for no less than $5,000 on Connecticut Avenueor less than $3,000 on a side street. 

The name “Chevy Chase” was taken from one of the absorbed plots of land. Its name in turn, according to the Village of Chevy Chase’s official history, can be traced to the larger tract of land called “Cheivy Chace” that was patented to Colonel Joseph Belt from Lord Baltimore on July 10, 1725. It has historic associations to a 1388 battle between Lord Percy of England and Earl Douglas of Scotland, the subject of the ballad entitled, The Ballad of Chevy Chase. At issue in this “chevauchée” (a French word describing a border raid) were hunting grounds or a “chace” in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland and Otterburn.

Leon E. Dessez was Chevy Chase’s first resident. He and Lindley Johnson of Philadelphia designed the first four houses in the area.

Exclusivity

As with many suburban towns throughout the United States during the first half of the twentieth century, Chevy Chase excluded individuals based on race and religion. Founder Francis G. Newlands was an “avowed racist” who in 1912 mounted his presidential campaign on a platform that called for a constitutional amendment to disenfranchise black men and limit immigration to whites only. Three years earlier, the Chevy Chase Land Company had brought suit against a developer who had begun to sell lots to black people in a planned subdivision called “Belmont” on the grounds that the developer had committed fraud by proposing “to sell lots…to negroes.”

By the 1920s, exclusionary language had begun to appear in Chevy Chase real estate deeds. Some prohibited both the sale or rental of homes to “a Negro or one of the African race.” Others prohibited sales or rentals to “any persons of the Semetic [sic] race.” By World War II, such restrictive language had largely disappeared from real estate transactions, and all were voided by the 1948 Supreme Court decision in Shelley v. Kraemer.

More information on Chevy Chase can be found at its Wikipedia page.

Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase

3611 UNDERWOOD ST Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3611 UNDERWOOD ST, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8628760)
5 beds 4 baths 3,780 sqft $1,425,000
4605 CHEVY CHASE BLVD Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 4605 CHEVY CHASE BLVD, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8613718)
5 beds 6 baths $1,695,000
5331 WILLARD AVE Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 5331 WILLARD AVE, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8610022)
5 beds 5 baths $1,250,000
4521 DRUMMOND AVE Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 4521 DRUMMOND AVE, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8599974)
4 beds 4 baths $6,000
4113 LELAND ST Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 4113 LELAND ST, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8599626)
6 beds 5 baths $2,500,000
3803 LELAND ST Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3803 LELAND ST, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8565061)
4 beds 3 baths 2,280 sqft $3,695
25 HESKETH ST Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 25 HESKETH ST, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8547530)
6 beds 7 baths $8,000

Sold Listings in Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase

3704 Inverness Dr Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3704 Inverness Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8585120)
3 beds 4 baths $925,000
7205 Connecticut Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 7205 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8579148)
5 beds 6 baths 3,600 sqft $1,325,000
4994 Dalton Rd Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 4994 Dalton Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8564035)
5 beds 4 baths $1,795,000
7500 Bybrook Ln Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 7500 Bybrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8548815)
5 beds 4 baths 3,400 sqft $1,250,000
3815 Bradley Ln Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3815 Bradley Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8488943)
6 beds 8 baths 9,950 sqft $3,750,000
8002 Ellingson Dr Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 8002 Ellingson Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8472944)
4 beds 4 baths $1,018,000
3501 Dunlop St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3501 Dunlop St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8471208)
4 beds 5 baths $1,225,000
3530 Woodbine St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3530 Woodbine St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8452656)
3 beds 4 baths $1,035,000
7020 Beechwood Dr Chevy Chase, MD 20815
6 beds 3 baths 3,050 sqft $1,235,000
7200 Brookville Rd Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 7200 Brookville Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8432800)
5 beds 4 baths $4,600
8000 Kerry Ln Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 8000 Kerry Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8428958)
4 beds 3 baths $4,100
7103 Florida St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 7103 Florida St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8408042)
3 beds 3 baths $800,000
3718 Williams Ln Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 3718 Williams Ln, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8389173)
5 beds 6 baths 5,200 sqft $1,600,000
121 Primrose St Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 121 Primrose St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8382087)
4 beds 3 baths $5,000
4502 Drummond Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Photo of 4502 Drummond Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (MLS # MC8382303)
7 beds 6 baths 4,154 sqft $1,350,000

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Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase School Data

Chevy Chase School Districts

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Chevy Chase Schools

Chevy Chase Elementary School
3-6, public
Rock Creek Forest Elementary School
K-5, public
Somerset Elementary School
K-5, public
North Chevy Chase Elementary School
3-6, public
Concord Hill School
PK-3, private
http://www.concordhill.org/
Oneness Family School
PK-8, private
http://www.onenessfamilyschool.org
Lycee Rochambeau French International School
PK-12, private
http://www.rochambeau.org/index.html