Chevy Chase /
Friendship Heights

NW

OVERVIEW

IDENTIFIED AS A REGIONAL SHOPPING HUB in the District’s Comprehensive Plan, Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights is undergoing a metamorphosis. Development opportunities small and large surround the community’s focal point at Wisconsin and Western Avenues. With average household incomes of $180,000 to $220,000, Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights offers a stunning, and probably brief, opportunity to capitalize on one of DC’s oldest and wealthiest neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Features

New Retail + Restaurants

  • Mamma Lucia (Italian restaurant)—2021
  • Muchas Gracias (Mexican restaurant/market)—2020
  • Park Story (women’s apparel)—2020
  • Real Nutritious Food (health food restaurant)—2020
  • Rodman’s Café (addition to existing market)—2020

Local Business Anchors

  • The neighborhood is home to two co-working facilities: Hera Hub DC, the first international female-focused co-working space & business accelerator, and AdvantEdge Workspaces, located at Chevy Chase Pavilion.
  • Child’s Play Toys & Books and Write for You offer unique shopping experiences.

New Retail + Residential in the Pipeline

Tishman Speyer purchased Mazza Gallerie for $52 million in 2021 and plans to redevelop the building into residential and retail uses.

Top Local Industries

14,476 Total Area Employment

  • Health Care &
  • Social Assistance: 18%
  • Professional Services: 14%
  • Retail Trade: 13%

Main Street

Established in 2020 and administered by District Bridges, the Chevy Chase Main Street program manages community-based economic development initiatives for the area’s commercial corridors. As part of the program, businesses may also apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs.