Chevy Chase Village is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,047 people and just one neighborhood, Chevy Chase Village is the 195th largest community in Maryland. Much of the housing stock in Chevy Chase Village was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Chevy Chase Village home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Chevy Chase Village real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Chevy Chase Village is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 99.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chevy Chase Village is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chevy Chase Village who work in legal occupations (22.02%), management occupations (19.39%) and teaching (8.32%).
Of important note, Chevy Chase Village is also a town of artists. Chevy Chase Village has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chevy Chase Village’s character.
Also of interest is that Chevy Chase Village has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.56% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Chevy Chase Village is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Chevy Chase Village’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Chevy Chase Village, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.78 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite the fact that it is a small town, Chevy Chase Village has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the subway - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.