Washington, D.C.

151 reviews
  1. City in District of Columbia
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$454,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,302
National
$904
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools
  • Colleges

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    C-
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Assault
      608
      264
    • Murder
      16
      5
    • Rape
      71
      37
    • Robbery
      490
      135
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    National
    • Burglary
      526
      1
    • Theft
      3,928
      2,114
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      559
      257

    Residents

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Median Household Income
    $69,235
    National
    $53,046
    Children
    15%
    Education Levels
    National
    • Master's degree or higher
      30%
      11%
    • Bachelor's degree
      23%
      18%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      17%
      29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      19%
      28%
    • Less than high school diploma
      11%
      14%

    Reviews

    151 reviews
    • Excellent
      23
    • Very Good
      44
    • Average
      72
    • Poor
      9
    • Terrible
      3
    Never a dull moment! Whether it's a new bar or artistic event, the opportunities are endless. Museums are free and always changing. There are also festivals and events that are free admission or no more than $20. Night life is also live and different each time. Whether it's Nelly's or bar hopping in Adams Morgan...classy or trashy...you choose! Plus the people you meet are liberal and fun!
    • Former Resident
    • 11 days ago
    This area is very safe and is close to a lot of stores and restaurants. It is a gentrified suburban area with a lot of families and beautiful homes. I would recommend this area to anyone that loves a more quiet neighborhood that is not too far away from the heart of DC but without all the hustle and bustle. Whether you are young, starting a family, or interested in a low key lifestyle, Chevy Chase DC is the place for you! I personally have no complaints about the location. It is a bit pricey, but it is well worth the cost of living.
    • Niche User
    • 11 months ago
    I have lived in DC for the past nine years. Initially, I was predisposed to believing that it was not a very welcoming, nor subtle city; it was fast paced. Keeping this in mind, I fought to open my mind and heart in exploring the delights of DC. I spent most of my time in school and home. Soon enough, I started to notice why so many people were drawn to this city- why people were excited to go out every weekend. But it was not long before I also started to see how many pockets were hidden in the city. From afar it just seems like a small city with various kinds of people. However, when I started to invest my time into unraveling these little pockets. I even surprised myself. It was no longer a tiring city, but one that is filled with many adventurous. Its attention grabbing history surpasses its size. Although there are negative aspects, living in DC is an ongoing adventure.
    • Current Resident
    • 10 days ago