Chevy Chase

The most educated town in America

Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (Chevy Chase (CDP), Maryland) that straddle the northwest border of Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. Several settlements in the same area of Montgomery County and one neighborhood of Washington include "Chevy Chase" in their names. These villages, the town, and the CDP share a common history and together form a larger community colloquially referred to as "Chevy Chase". The name "Chevy Chase" is derived from "Cheivy Chace", the name of the land patented to Colonel Joseph Belt from Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore on July 10, 1725. It has historic associations to a 1388 battle between Lord Percy of England and Earl Douglas of Scotland, the subject of the ballad entitled "The Ballad of Chevy Chase".

Chevy Chase is noted for its highly and educated and wealthy residents. In 2015, Business Insider named Chevy Chase as the most affluent town in the United States, with a median income of $260,000 per year. Chevy Chase also received recognition as "the most educated town in America" in a study conducted by the Stanford Graduate School of Education, with 93.5 percent of adult residents having at least a bachelors degree. Chevy Chase is served by the Montgomery County Public Schools. Private schools in Chevy Chase include Concord Hill School and Oneness-Family School. Residents of Chevy Chase are zoned to either Chevy Chase or North Chevy Chase elementary, Silver Creek Middle School, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High-school.


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Primarily a residential suburb, Chevy Chase adjoins Friendship Heights, a popular shopping district. It includes the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, which hosts the National 4-H Conference, an event for 4-Hers throughout the nation to attend, and the National Science Bowl annually in either late April or early May. Chevy Chase is also the home of the Chevy Chase Club and Columbia Country Club, whose members include many prominent politicians and Washingtonians.

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5 Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 5th Grade Public
5 Somerset Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
4 Rock Creek Forest Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
5 North Chevy Chase Elementary School 3Rd Grade - 6th Grade Public
N/A Chevy Chase United Methodist Church Pres Preschool - Preschool Private/Charter
N/A Oneness Family School Preschool - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Concord Hill School Preschool - 3Rd Grade Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.