Chevy Chase is a historic town with generally smaller home lots than other areas of Montgomery County. Because it borders Washington, DC and offers shuttle buses to and from the nearby Friendship Heights metro station, commuting into the city is easy. The density of Friendship Heights and mix of upscale shops and restaurants make the town a walk-able hybrid of urban and suburban.
There are many high-rise condo buildings in Chevy Chase as well as single-family homes. Homebuyers need to be aware that the town has special building codes and regulations separate from the county to preserve its historic nature.