Chevy Chase, MD (Friendship Heights)




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About Chevy Chase, MD (Friendship Heights)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Friendship Heights median real estate price is $714,160, which is more expensive than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 93.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Friendship Heights is currently $3,454, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Friendship Heights is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Friendship Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Friendship Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.0% in Friendship Heights. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 50.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The real estate in the Friendship Heights neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 100.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 100.0% of American neighborhoods.

In addition, the Friendship Heights neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 92.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, the Friendship Heights neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,851 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 83.5% of the workforce in the Friendship Heights neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Friendship Heights neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 16.9% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Friendship Heights neighborhood has more British and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.7% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 8.3% have Russian ancestry.

Friendship Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 61.3%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, where 46.5% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Friendship Heights neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 14.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 33.1% of the Friendship Heights neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Finally, in the Friendship Heights neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 12.4% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Friendship Heights neighborhood in Chevy Chase are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Friendship Heights neighborhood, 83.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (11.1%), and 5.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Friendship Heights neighborhood in Chevy Chase, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.0%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report German roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (8.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.4%), among others. In addition, 26.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Friendship Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, French and Korean.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Friendship Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (53.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (33.1%) and 12.4% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Friendship Heights 0.101011101001110
Chevy Chase 0.101011101001110
Maryland 4.57
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Friendship Heights 0.101011101001110
Chevy Chase 0.101011101001110
Maryland 23.15
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Friendship Heights 0.101011101001110
Chevy Chase 0.101011101001110
Maryland 57

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MD school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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