Friendship Heights Real Estate
Friendship Heights, officially a part Chevy Chase, DC, is an upscale residential and commercial area, extending beyond the Washington, D.C. boundary into Montgomery County, Maryland. With close proximity to the Metro, and an "urban village" feel, Friendship Heights is most often compared to Downtown Bethesda Maryland area.
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The Friendship Heights commercial area, near the intersection of Wisconsin and Western Avenues, attracts shoppers with destination retail outlets like Versace, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tiffany & Co. Several large companies are also headquartered in Friendship Heights, including insurance giant GEICO, and the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain. A special taxation district, called the Village of Friendship Heights, has been created in Maryland outside the D.C. boundary to accommodate local businesses and residents.
Quick commuter access throughout Washington is afforded via the city Red Line Friendship Heights Station, which straddles the D.C. Montgomery County border on the 5400 block of Wisconsin Avenue.
Friendship Heights Homes - A Rare Bread
Single family homes in Friendship Heights are hard to find in the D.C. corridor of Friendship Heights (yes, we know, confusing!). The vast majority of single families are located on the Maryland side. On the DC side, townhomes (rowhouses), and condos are more prevalents.