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: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout’s research finding that the Chevy Chase neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Chevy Chase community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you.
NeighborhoodScout’s research revealed that a full 80.1% of the adults living in the Chevy Chase neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Chevy Chase neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you’ll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kentucky. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Chevy Chase neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 63.5% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.3% of residents in the Chevy Chase neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout’s exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Chevy Chase neighborhood has more Scottish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It’s true! In fact, 10.0% of this neighborhood’s residents have Scottish ancestry and 5.5% have British ancestry.