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Chevy Chase is a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland. It straddles the southeast border of the county and Washington, D.C. The land was acquired in the 1880s by Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada and his partners, from the Cheivy Chace land patent of Colonel Joseph Belt. They wanted to develop a residential streetcar suburb for Washington, D.C., during the Washington streetcars system expansion.
In 1890, they founded The Chevy Chase Land Company. Its holdings consist of over 1,700 acres extending along Connecticut Ave. from Jones Bridge Rd. to Florida Ave. N. The company built houses on the land for $3,000 and up and banned commerce from entering the residential neighborhoods. The first resident to live in the town of Chevy Chase was Leon E. Dessez. He and Philadelphia architect Lindley Johnson designed the first four houses in the area.
As of 2019, the CDP of Chevy Chase has a population of 9,622 people. 93.5% of the adult residents living in the area have at least a bachelor's degree. In a study done by the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Chevy Chase was said to be the most educated town in the U.S.
The Chevy Chase Club dates back to the establishment of Chevy Chase. Newlands and other members of the Washington, D.C.'s Metropolitan Club founded the Chevy Chase Hunt in 1892. It was a hunt club that was later renamed Chevy Chase Club. In 1894, the club was relocated to the former Bradley Farm – Abraham Bradley had bought part of the original Cheivy Chase patent and built the Bradley Farm estate on it. In 1895, a six-hole golf course was added to the property. Two years later, the club bought out the 9.36 acre Bradley Farm tract.
The Chevy Chase Club can be found on Connecticut Ave. It provides its members with expansive grounds, remarkable gardens, golf and tennis venues, a swimming complex, a full-size ice rink, a fitness facility, private party rooms and various dining options.
The National 4-H Conference Center is located on Connecticut Ave., before Thornapple St., in Chevy Chase. The property was previously the Chevy Chase Inn. It was home to the Chevy Chase College and Seminary for Young Ladies founded by Lea M. Bouligny. In 1927, the school was renamed Chevy Chase Junior College. In 1951, the National 4-H Club Foundation purchased the property and established the National 4-H Conference Center in 1959. A nonprofit hotel, the conference center fosters 4-H positive youth development. It features hotel rooms accommodation over 800 guests, meeting spaces, the all-you-can-eat Clover Cafe, an indoor recreation room, a fitness center, interactive workshops and guided tours of Washington, D.C.
The Chevy Chase Recreation Association (CCRA) is situated on Spring Valley Rd., off of Jones Bridge Rd., in the northern section of Chevy Chase. It was established in 1959 as a neighborhood swim and tennis facility. Before the establishment, the property was part of the 34-acre estate developed in the early 20th-century by Dr. David Fairchild.
Today, the five-acre site of the CCRA still houses the Fairchild House and its garden, which are on the Montgomery County List of Historic Places. It offers amenities such as swimming pools, four lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts. ping-pong tables, and the Chevy Chase Cafe. The facility is also home to the CCRA Stingrays Swim Team.
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