D.C. neighborhood is one of the most sought-after by home buyers across the country


(Juana Arias/The Washington Post) The Avalon theater on Connecticut Ave.

The Upper Chevy Chase neighborhood in the District is known for its tree-lined streets and large single-family homes. One of the city’s first streetcar suburbs, this quiet community is a favorite of those who want to live in the city but don’t want the hustle and bustle of downtown.

An analysis by Redfin, an online real estate brokerage, found that the Northwest D.C. neighborhood ranks among the most popular in the Washington region for those looking to buy a home.

Based on searches on its Web site and feedback from its real estate agents about which areas home buyers are most interested in, Redfin ranked the most popular neighborhoods in the D.C. area. Upper Chevy Chase in D.C. tops the list, followed by Michigan Park in the District, Pine Spring in West Falls Church, Lyon Park in Arlington and Waverly Hills in Arlington.

“Upper Chevy Chase has become a popular destination for buyers looking for single-family homes and highly rated schools,” Redfin agent Philip Gvinter wrote in the report. “Chevy Chase is priced significantly lower than Georgetown and has single-family homes, which are lacking on Capitol Hill. People often happily settle on Upper Chevy Chase after realizing they can have top-rated schools without having to leave the District or abandon the ability to quickly get downtown.”

Chevy Chase ranked fourth nationwide behind Bernal Heights North Slope in San Francisco, Eagle Rock in Los Angeles and Morningside-Lenox Park in Atlanta.

You can find the full report on neighborhoods across the country here.

Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.
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