Rock Creek Forest (Chevy Chase, MD)

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Map of Rock Creek Forest

On the border between DC and Maryland (click to enlarge)

(For details on this year’s sales in RCF, please click here for houses and here for condos and townhouses. Please note that those lists contain homes in both the Chevy Chase and Silver Spring sections of RCF.)

Quick Statistics:

In 2012, 21 houses sold on the Chevy Chase side of Rock Creek Forest (down from 24 in 2011), at prices between $435,000 and $849,000 at an average of $600,853. This average, however, was skewed by the fact that no larger house sold last year. (2011: $370k – $1.2M, average  $676,347).  [UPDATE for 2013 as of November 26: 19 closed sales so far, ranging from $475,000 to $1,192,500 with an average of $666,645.]

The Neighborhood:

Rock Creek Forest – situated in the eastern tip of Chevy Chase, Maryland – is a well-defined and conveniently located neighborhood in the close-in DC suburbs. It is bordered by national and county parkland to three sides: the District Line and Rock Creek Park to the south, Ray´s Meadow and the Meadowbrook stables to the west, and the Capital Crescent hiker-biker trail to the north. To the west, its limit is Grubb Road with the Rock Creek Shopping Center (home to the locally famous Parkway Deli, the Takoma-Silver Spring Co-op, a friendly Health Club, a spa, a dry cleaning service and three neighborhood restaurants).

There are about 650 households in single-family homes. The beautifully situated Pool and Tennis Club (membership, if held by a resident owner, can be conveyed to the next owner in a sale), several community interest groups and listserves, a fitness center and several houses of worship with preschool and daycare facilities are the social hubs of the neighborhood. RCF is part of the cluster feeding into Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School — a public high school consistently ranked one of the best in the US which offers an optional International Baccalaureate program to enable students to attend university in Europe or other parts of the world.

Commuters to downtown DC find many fast and easy options: “Ride-On” busses to either the Friendship Heights or Silver Spring Metro stations, regular busses to Bethesda or the Express on 16th Street. By car, downtown DC is quickly reached on (almost) traffic light-free Beach Drive.

To see what’s on the market in Rock Creek Forest right now, click HERE.


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Please call 202-487-7177 or email for more information and a printable neighborhood brochure.

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  1. [...] Rock Creek Forest makes no exception. To the contrary, it seems to be worse here because in many ways, we have the best of all worlds: Chevy Chase schools, Silver Spring prices, DC commute. If you have had any thoughts of selling, now might be the time. There will be little competition out there, and a lot of demand. [...]

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