We’re right between Bethesda
and the Friendship Heights area.
Where we live it’s full of trees
and it’s green and it’s gorgeous
and you don’t feel like you’re in
a busy city with traffic at all. We
walk with the kids everywhere.
But at the same time, we don’t
feel disconnected or isolated
because in a second we can
be in Bethesda getting our
groceries or dry cleaning.
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The Village of Martin’sAdditions, a municipality thatcovers only . 14 square miles,was originally designed forfamilies of the men who wereworking on the trolley linethat ran down ConnecticutAvenue. Many of the homesare bungalows; others arecolonials. Along with 324
single-family homes, it also has
a commercial strip that hosts
a pharmacy, grocery store, dry
cleaner, coffee shop and more.
Chevy Chase Park on ShepherdStreet is a neighborhoodgathering spot, especially onsnowy winter days when kidswith sleds and toboggans zipdown the park’s modest hill.
Somerset is tiny, with just
400 houses in a quarter of asquare mile between Bethesdaand Friendship Heights. Thediminutive town, which wasincorporated in 1906, packsa punch—it has more than 30
acres of parkland including
tennis courts and a pool. Each
fall, the Somerset Elementary
Classic” 8K and 2K help to
raise money for the school.
And with close proximity toboth Bethesda and FriendshipHeights, residents enjoy easyaccess to almost any goods orservice they could want. Thedownside: Homes there don’tcome cheap.
Town Of Chevy Chase
Incorporated in 1918, theTown of Chevy Chase hasabout 1,030 homes andalmost 3,000 people, as wellas its own mayor and council.
Features include Leland Park,which boasts tennis courts,playground equipment and acommunity center. The CapitalCrescent Trail runs along thetown’s perimeter, and thetown’s proximity to Bethesdais undoubtedly one of its mainattractions. Construction onthe Purple Line, a light-rail linethat will run adjacent to thetown, began in 2017 and hastemporarily closed the trail.
Cherry trees line the
streets of Kenwood.