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5 Reasons Chevy Chase MD Is The Perfect Suburb

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For lots of families, living in a suburb is the perfect option. And when it comes to suburbs, Chevy Chase MD is among the best. With a small population of just shy of 3,000 people, Chevy Chase MD has the small town vibe that people are looking for, but it’s not lacking in opportunities and things to do. Of course, living in Chevy Chase isn’t cheap, but those who can afford it are willing to ignore the high price tag in exchange for a wonderful quality of life. Not only is Chevy Chase located in reasonable proximity to several major cities, but it’s also got great weather and a great atmosphere. If you’re looking for a nice quiet place to raise a family, then Chevy Chase is a great place to do just that. Keep reading for 5 reasons Chevy Chase MD is the perfect suburb.

Good School System

If you have children, or plan on having any in the future, local school systems are probably very important to you. The good news is that schools in Chevy Chase MD are wonderful. Not only does the area have a high graduation rate, but test scores in Chevy Chase are higher than both the Maryland state average and the national average.

High Property Value

Any time you buy property, it’s a pretty big investment. So it makes sense to want to buy in a place where you’ll be able to get a good return should you ever decide to sell. Of course, buying property in Chevy Chase MD comes at a fairly high cost, but at a median price of $1,064,000, it’s still lower than both the Maryland and national average. However, keep in mind that the median rent in Chevy Chase is $2,001 a month, so buying might be the best and most sensible option.

Low Unemployment Rate

Finding employment is important, and nobody wants to live in a place where jobs are hard to come by. Fortunately, the unemployment rate in Chevy Chase only 2.8%. On top of that, the poverty level in Chevy Chase is shockingly low at just 1.2% compared to Maryland’s 10% and the country’s 15.6%. Of course, this is a huge reflection of the fact that the cost of living in Chevy Chase is pretty high.

Low Crime Rate

Who doesn’t like feeling safe? Especially in the place they call home. If you’re thinking about moving to Chevy Chase MD you can rest assured that safety won’t likely be an issue. The area has a very low crime rate and averages less than 100 violent crimes per year.

Lots Of Amenities

Most people would assume that a town as small as Chevy Chase MD doesn’t have much going on, but that isn’t the case. Of course, it doesn’t have a booming night life scene or a fast paced environment like you’d get in a big city, but there’s still plenty to do. Chevy Chase offers several great restaurants and shops. On top of that, there are lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy the natural beauty thanks to nearly a dozen public parks.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.