BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE

The area's rich history and variety of architecture make it a great place to explore and enjoy.

Welcome to Bethesda and Chevy Chase

A hip, close-knit community in the spacious DC suburbs.
 
Welcome to Bethesda and Chevy Chase, two of Maryland’s most desirable neighborhoods. Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., this area is renowned for its beauty and sophistication, making it the ideal place to call home for those looking to take advantage of the area's high-end lifestyle.
 
The area dates back to 1749 when it was first established as a small farming community. The community grew steadily throughout the 19th century, becoming a popular suburb of Washington, D.C., in the early 20th century. It has since become a hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment while maintaining its small-town charm. The region's varied architecture includes Colonial, Traditional, and Tudor, along with a sprinkle of mid-century modern styles. Many of the older properties in the area have been lovingly restored to their original grandeur while new homes are being built to meet the needs of the area's growing population. There is also a selection of townhomes and condominiums available for those who prefer a more urban lifestyle. 
 
Bethesda and Chevy Chase are great places to call home for those looking for a quiet and peaceful atmosphere. The area's rich history and variety of architecture make it a great place to explore and enjoy.
 

What to Love

  • Tree-lined streets and walkable shopping centers
  • Charming outdoor spaces
  • Vibrant bars and nightlife

Local Lifestyle

Start your day with a morning stroll through one of the many parks and trails located throughout the area. With their lush greenery and tranquil lakes, they provide the perfect backdrop for a peaceful morning walk. During the warmer months, Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents can take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities, from tennis and golf to swimming and fishing.
 
The nightlife in Bethesda and Chevy Chase is just as exciting as its daytime activities. There are plenty of nightclubs, bars, and lounges to choose from, ranging from casual pubs and sports bars to upscale jazz clubs and martini bars. The area also offers a variety of live music venues, from small-scale coffeehouses to large theaters where you can catch a show. From live music venues and cultural attractions to outdoor activities and sports, there's something for everyone in this area.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Bethesda and Chevy Chase residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping. High-end boutiques and designer stores line the streets, offering everything from couture to chic accessories and jewelry. Bethesda Row is a celebrated upscale mall embodying the area's focus on creating an unforgettable luxury shopping experience. You will also find luxury retailers such as Jenni Kayne and Anthropologie.
 
Bethesda and Chevy Chase are home to some of the best restaurants in the area. Raku is one of those hot spots. A splendid sushi eatery with modern surroundings and an outdoor patio, Raku is an ideal place for family gatherings and date nights. 
 

Things to Do

Golfers and socialites will find themselves at the Chevy Chase Club. The self-pronounced Queen of Clubs has provided members and their families with recreation and enjoyment since 1892. Residents of Bethesda may prefer to spend time at the Kenwood Country Club, whose picturesque grounds are home to a spacious clubhouse and impressive golf course. 

As a resident, you will likely enjoy the region's most anticipated community festivals. The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival and Taste of Bethesda are local events you cannot miss. Each year the Bethesda Urban Partnership hosts the Bethesda Film Festival for casual and serious film buffs alike.

Overview for BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, MD

66,294 people live in BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $108,611. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,294

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$108,611

Average individual Income

Around BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, MD

There's plenty to do around BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
47
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
39
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tempo Bookstore, Master Lee's Martial Arts & Family TaeKwonDo Center, and DC Running Coach.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 3.77 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.23 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.18 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.67 miles 37 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, MD

BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE has 26,930 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 66,294 people call BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE home. The population density is 4,998.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

66,294

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

48.08 / 51.92%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
26,930

Total Households

2.44

Average Household Size

$108,611

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE, MD

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The following schools are within or nearby BETHESDA AND CHEVY CHASE. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Apple Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Holton-Arms School
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
The Primary Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bannockburn Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Bartholomews School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Burning Tree Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
North Bethesda Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Alef Bet Montessori School Inc.
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Potomac Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Westbrook Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Wood Acres Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Family Academy Of Bethesda
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Washington Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Stone Ridge School Of The Sacred Heart
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Rochambeau-The French International School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Bethesda Country Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Bethesda Country Day School
PRIVATE
K - K
No rating available
Bradley Hills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
St Jane De Chantal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

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