The municipality of Chevy Chase Village is acknowledged by many to be one of the premiere residential communities in the Washington Metropolitan area. Walking along its beautiful tree-lined streets, one forgets that the Village borders the Nation's Capital at Western Avenue.
Chevy Chase Village has a proud history of effective local government. In the early 1950s, it became one of the first incorporated municipalities in Montgomery County, Maryland. Prior to that time, it was a Special Tax District. The municipality is also one of the first to utilize the Manager/Council form of local government.