8.7 out of 10

Chevy Chase (South Magnolia)

37.9272050638585 -122.535525914413
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Pest Free
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A Forest Paradise"

Stretched out against the woody southwestern hills, Chevy Chase is absolutely one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Larkspur. This is one of those hilly areas where the homes have great views not only of the valley below but of the north bay.

This is hardwood deck territory. The kind of large homes that must cost above million dollars even in a down market like we have been having.

The downside to living in a paradise like this--other than the high property costs--is that you have to deal with narrow lanes and the many problems of having a hillside home in the middle of what is essentially a forest. You will have to keep the trees at bey and your fire insurance up to date. You will have to deal with wildlife getting into your garbage, eating your vegetable garden and occasionally skunking your neighborhood. Hardwood decks and moist environments also add to the upkeep of a home.

But with great schools, no crime and just the aesthetics of this area, Chevy Chase well makes up for these drawbacks if you can afford it.
Pros
  • Beautiful Views
  • Great Homes
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Fire Hazards
  • Very Expensive
  • Wildlife and Hillside Issues
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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