BY CARALEE ADAMS, LOUISA JAGGAR AND AMY REININK
KENWOOD CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE
Established in 1890, ChevyChase Village has about
2,000 residents and bordersthe District of Columbia. Oneof the wealthiest communi-ties in the United States,the Village is known for itsquiet, tree-lined streets andgrand, beautiful homes. Thereare about 700 single-familyhomes, including colonials andVictorians, and the communityholds a winter holiday party,a Fourth of July parade andother activities. The Villageis a municipality run by itsown board, and it has its ownpolice force. The Chevy ChaseVillage Hall offers classesas well as a place to hostcommunity events and privatecelebrations.
The pillowy pink bloomsof the cherry blossomsin Kenwood have becomealmost as famous as theones at the Tidal Basin.
(The hordes of tourists
in Kenwood during cherry
blossom time are almost
as famous, too.) The other
51 weeks of the yearKenwood, a roughly 300-home community, is knownfor stately mansions, itsproximity to downtownBethesda and the CapitalCrescent Trail, and manysocial events—everythingfrom a Halloween hauntedhouse to a variety showwritten and performed byresidents annually.
One of the wealthiestcommunities in the U.S.,Chevy Chase Village isknown for its quiet, tree-lined streets and grand,beautiful homes.
Living just west of WisconsinAvenue, south of Bradley Boule-vard and north of DrummondAvenue, Chevy Chase Terraceresidents are about halfwaybetween the high-end shoppingfound in Friendship Heightsand the amenities of downtownBethesda. The neighborhood is;lled with many large colonial-style homes, some dating backto 1897, and new construction.
The average sale price was
about $1.2 million in 2017, al-
though there are some smaller
and less expensive houses.
Residents enjoy Norwood Local
Park and walking, cycling and
running along the nearby Capi-
tal Crescent Trail.
The ;rst block of a dozenhomes built in the Hamlet inthe 1930s was designed to re-semble an English country townand featured a large commonarea. Development expanded,and by the 1950s there werenearly 250 houses coveringseveral blocks bordered mostlyby East West Highway andConnecticut Avenue. Residentsof the Hamlet enjoy socialactivities hosted by the HamletCitizens Association, includingan annual family-friendly Fourthof July party and parade. TheCapital Crescent Trail, popularwith hikers, cyclists and joggers,is nearby, although the stretchnear the neighborhood is tem-porarily closed for constructionof the light-rail Purple Line.
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