Chevy Chase View - Kensington Maryland

First a confession - I lived for 20 years in Chevy Chase View.My oldest son was 2 years old when we moved into our fixer-upper on a wonderful, tree-lined street in this special neighborhood.Our second son came home from the hospital to that house and lived there until he went to college.It was the place where we raised our family…so you can take everything else with a grain of salt.

Chevy Chase View is a subdivision in the Kensington Maryland....although not in the Town of Kensington.Chevy Chase View is mostly defined as the area between Connecticut Avenue and Cedar Lane (although there are small portions on the East Side of Connecticut…and on the West side of Cedar), with Cleveland Street on the north andSaul Road on the South.One interesting thing is that the streets run in alphabetical order (if you don’t count Saul) with Cleveland followed by Dresden, followed by Everett, followed by Franklin, then Glenrose and Glenridge (yes, there are two “G’s” which confused many a mailman since there are parallel addresses on those streets).

Chevy Chase View is also unique because of its lot sizes.Although it is just outside of the beltway and considered to be a “close-in” DC suburb, many of its lot sizes are 20,000 feet or more (whereas most lots in the close-in areas are closer to 8000 sq ft).This is something that people seek when they decide they want to live in Chevy Chase View and the community has been very protective of its lot sizes by not allowing any subdivision of these “oversized” lots.

Another unique feature of Chevy Chase View is its local governing council.This group of elected homeowners oversees rules for lot line regulations (which are more strict than the county’s), reviews plans for additions and renovations of homes, and controls private trash collection, road maintenance and snow removal.

We found Chevy Chase View to be a great place to live and to raise a family.

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