8.1 out of 10

Chevy Chase

34.1695821939614 -118.20925020202
Great for
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Rural Like Setting, Rich in Nature and History"

Chevy Chase is one of the oldest established communities and largest canyons in San Rafael Hills. The Country Club was developed back in 1925 and consists of bucolic upscale homes loosely sited around the open space of a golf course. The active homeowner's association has managed to save the Country Club from development numerous times and has initiated many city ordinances that help to keep the hillside free of development.

One of the best kept secrets in the area is Emerald Isle Park. The park is a green oasis with a children’s playground, tennis courts, basketball court, picnic tables under a canopy of shade trees, and an expanse of grass that seems to go on forever.

The architecture includes Spanish Colonial revivals and spacious ranch homes. The average home price is significantly higher than Glendale in general and the average median age is also much higher at 46 compared to 40 for the city of Glendale.

A gorgeous setting and great place to live.
  • Great architecture
  • spacious well-maintained yards
  • long commute into LA
  • wildfires
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Glendale's Number One Hillside Neighborhood"

Chevy Chase Canyon is one of the major residential neighborhoods in the hills on the northeastern end of Glendale. The neighborhood is largely made up million dollar Mission Revival and Ranch Style homes.

The neighborhood has a more organic feel than many of its neighbors. The homes and streets feel more as if they have been adapted to the hilly environment than as if the hills have been forced to fit the builder’s original design. Thus streets curve, homes a placed below street level or up ivy cover hillocks above the roadside. This affect is a welcome break from the meticulously planned neighborhoods nearby—like Rancho San Rafael just to northwest.

The other big difference between Chevy Chase and some of its other hilly neighbors is that it actually has a market to get food (St. George’s Mini Mart) and a library and other signs that it isn’t just a bunch of houses thrown down where some chaparral used to be. You actually feel as if there is something more to the community than putting a roof over your head and living.

One of the other features of the neighborhood that gives you a sense of its vibe is the Chevy Chase Gold Course. The golf course sprawls in the middle of the neighborhood, forming its heart. It’s a nice course, though given the other golf courses in the area, it is hardly necessary.

Overall, a good place to raise kids away from the hustle and bustle of LA.
  • Great Views
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Well Kept Streets
  • Expensive
  • Somewhat Remote
  • Erosion and Wildfires
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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