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North Chevy Chase

North Chevy ChaseNorth Chevy Chase is a small village in Montgomery County, Maryland , which was incorporated in 1996. Try to visit the place if you are taking a trip to DC. Just call Affinity Airport Sedan to pick you up from any airport in the area.

Brief History

North Chevy Chase Village was one of the earliest land grants in the Potomac area. The patent was awarded in 1698. Overall, the 1,400-acre lot extended to Rock Creek on the north and eastern portions, westward to Bethesda, and south toward Chevy Chase Circle. Clean Drinking Manor was named after the spring that remains bubbling to this very day. According to historical accounts, George Washington drank from these waters and wrote in his diary, “Tarried for a thankful rest at Clean Drinking’s hospitable hearth.” Early expansion started during the early 20th century when William H. Walker started developing the community and began selling lots to the people. Residents incorporated the community into a special tax district in 1924.

Present Day Development

North Chevy Chase is made up of over 200 single-family residences, along with a few religious chapels and commercial establishments. Among the familiar sights are Howard Hughes Institute and North Chevy Chase Elementary School across Jones Bridge Road. A short distance from the village is Woodend Nature Sanctuary, which is managed by the Audubon Naturalist Society. The nature reserve features a field of wildflowers, foot trails, and an aquatic pond. Architect John Russell Pope designed the structure sometime in 1920 for Captain and Mrs. Chester Wells. The Wells Family donated the Mansion to the Audubon Naturalist Society in 1968. It is currently listed in the National Register of Historic Places and the Montgomery County Plan for Historic Preservation.

The community also has a swimming pool and membership recreation association open to local residents. The Trolley Museum (Maryland Northwest Branch Park) is nearby. The museum opened to the public in 1969 with the aim of preserving and interpreting the history of Washington’s electric street railways. The museum showcases 17 streetcars from Washington DC and other neighboring cities. These cars run on a one-mile demonstration railway. There is also an O-scale model layout that depicts a Washington streetscape from the 1930s. Visitors can watch a documentary film as well as traditional exhibits of street railway artifacts and photographs.
If you’re planning a trip to North Chevy Chase, or to any other town in DC, call Affinity Airport Sedan. Our exclusive shuttle service is the easiest, most reliable way to get you around.


Written by Jody Trammel

Chevy Chase View

Chevy ChaseChevy Chase View is another town of Montgomery County in Maryland. A property developer by the name of Claude Livingstone drafted the layout in 1910 and passed it on to a couple of investors, Harry E. Smith and John L. Whitmore, a few years after. The town was incorporated in 1993. If you plan to visit Chevy Chase View, call Affinity Airport Sedan for a ride. Sit back and enjoy the sights. Our dependable transport service will guarantee you a very comfortable trip.

Fur trader Henry Fleet

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Chevy Chase Section Five

Chevy Chase Section 5Chevy Chase Section Five was created in 1922 and incorporated as a municipality on June 25, 1982. At that time, Section 5 had 225 private residential units and one restaurant. The section is managed by a five-member Village Council elected by local residents. Members serve for a period of two years.

If you’d like to see Chevy Chase Section Five in Montgomery County, call Affinity Airport Sedan for a ride. Allow our reliable and professional car service to drive you around so you can relax and enjoy the tour.

Background on Chevy Chase

“Chevy Chase” comes from the French word “chevauchée,” which was used in medieval Scotland and England and describes horseback raids conducted by forces belonging to both countries in the ancient borderlands.

The Chevy Chase Land Company used this name for the 200-acre land that it acquired for the street car suburb project in 1751. The lot was part of an earlier and bigger grant that came from Lord Baltimore and was awarded to Colonel Joseph Belt. The Belt Estate eventually broke up. The owner of one part was Abraham Bradley, who became Assistant Postmaster General of the United States in 1814. According to rumors, Abraham Bradley provided refuge for a number of cabinet members along with valuable government documents that they carried at Bradley Farm when British troops burned the White House. After the Land Company bought the farmland, it became home to the Chevy Chase Hunt, which later became the Chevy Chase Club.

In 1892, developer and businessman John Frank Ellis purchased more than 14 acres along Brookville Road from J.M.C. Williams. Ellis created 69 house lots and put them up for sale in 1894. This was a spin-off of Chevy Chase by calling his development “Otterbourne” in

Connecticut Avenue at Chevy Chase.

The southern side of these lots now serves as a boundary between Sections 3 and 5. It is a barrier for Delaware, Florida, Fulton, and Georgia Streets, isolating these areas from Thornapple Street. Development depended on the same Connecticut Avenue street car line that served the Land Company’s new development of Chevy Chase Section 2. Chevy Chase Land Company extended Connecticut Avenue from Calvert Street to Chevy Chase Lake, then built an artificial lake and amusement park to entice people to the new suburb.

Enjoy the fresh atmosphere of Chevy Chase Section Five, and for a ride there, call Affinity Airport Sedan.


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Village of Drummond

Village of DrummondThe Village of Drummond is situated at one side of Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a 12-minute walk from the D.C. border and Friendship Heights, and approximately 20 minutes from Bethesda. This, the smallest township in Montgomery, was founded in 1916 and classified as a self-governing, special tax district.

If you plan to travel around Drummond and Chevy Chase from the airport, the best option is to call Affinity Airport Sedan. Our efficient and trustworthy chauffeurs will be very happy to give you a ride.

About Drummond Village

Drummond got its name from a general in the U.S. Army (Richard C. Drum), who moved to this area from Washington D.C. in 1880. The General constructed a 20-room residential structure described as Langdrum, which was unfortunately razed by fire in 1901. He sold lots along Drummond Avenue to construct a smaller home in 1903 between Langdrum and Hunt Avenues.

The village is small, occupying only two-thirds of a single street with 43 residences. Nonetheless, Drummond is among the oldest municipalities in the county. It is governed by a three-man council comprising the mayor, secretary, and treasurer. Drummond is more of an old-world portion of Chevy Chase town and is made up mostly of housing units. The entry within the vicinity of Wisconsin Avenue is highlighted by two unique columns made of stone with light fixtures on top.

Pride of Residents

Locals manifest a high degree of pride for their village. Indeed, it is a very solid neighborhood. Drummond Avenue looks much like a boulevard, even if the street is quite narrow. The pavements are lined with old trees and fodders of green grass that extend from the center to the walkways on both sides. Some homes are ordinary bungalows, while others are majestic Victorian-style abodes.

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Martin’s Additions

The Village of Martin’s Additions was incorporated as a municipality on March 19, 1985. The Additions refer to parcels of land purchased by Harry M. Martin in 1896 from the Chevy Chase Land Company and other sources. Martin’s properties were known as the First up to the Fourth Additions to the Village of Chevy Chase. These were incorporated as one special tax district in 1916.

Call Affinity Airport Sedan if you are going on a tour of Martin’s Additions. Our gracious transportation service will pick you up from the airport and give you a ride to your chosen destination.

About Martin’s Additions

Harry Martin bought huge lots of 35 to 50 acres from the Chevy Chase Land Company, Wilson Offutt, Henry N. Griffith, and other landowners. He referred to these land assets as “Martin’s Additions to Chevy Chase.”  These included the current site of La Ferme Restaurant and the “No Gain” lot at the turn of Thornapple Street and Brookville Road. Both are located at the western border of Martin’s Additions.

Maryland ratified Senate Bill 207, which established the Special Tax District and approved the election of a Citizens’ Committee with considerable powers, including the control of farm animals’ behavior.

Issues related to property development and other serious concerns motivated local residents to clamor for incorporation in the early 1980s.  A steering committee with three members was chosen to draft a charter and help the council comply with requirements to become a municipality.

Places to Visit Near Martin’s Additions

You can find Martin’s Additions near the heart of Maryland, so it will be easier to visit famous attractions such as the nature centers operated by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. These facilities are all in communities near Martin’s Additions and surrounding Washington D.C. The facilities offer opportunities for parents to satisfy their own and their children’s curiosity about nature. You’ll find the facilities at regional parks in the towns of Bethesda, Boyd, Rockville, and Wheaton.

Black Hill Regional Park and Visitor Center is also a good place to visit. There are nature exhibits and video presentations that promote the community’s natural environment. Visitors and local residents can also indulge in activities such as hiking, biking, and fitness exercises. Families can go on weekend picnics, while kids have the chance to enjoy the open playgrounds.

Come and see Martin’s Additions and other cities in Maryland. You can always rely on Affinity for your transportation needs.

Written by Jody Trammel

Friendship Heights

Friendship HeightsFriendship Heights is made up of residential areas and commercial facilities surrounding the northwestern part of D.C. and the southern area of Montgomery County. It is a pleasant community with retail shops, high-rise apartment units, and accessible transportation just around the corner. In spite of this development, this neighborhood in D.C. and Maryland is more of a village than a busy market district.

If you need a ride between Friendship Heights and the airport, please feel free to give us a call.  Airport Sedan provides a dependable shuttle service in and around the area.

History of Friendship Heights

The origins of Friendship Heights were unassuming. The name’s terminology originates from the 3,000-acre “Friendship” land grant to colonists in 1713. During the 1800s, a family of Quakers (Shoemakers) from Philadelphia cultivated the roadway of Georgetown and Frederick, which is now Wisconsin Avenue. At the turn of the 20th century, the trolley car trail from Georgetown connected with the southern boundary of Montgomery County, encouraging local businessmen to build homes for travelers. Among the businessmen was the descendant of original settler Samuel Shoemaker—a lawyer for the prohibitionist group called the Anti-Saloon League of Washington D.C. Another founder was Henry Offut, a grocer from Georgetown who eventually became a banker.

Friendship Heights Village, including the Offutt Subdivision, was recognized by the Council of Maryland County in 1914. In the past, village homeowners held a hog slaughter every year. Part of the autumn ritual was to shoot the animals using a .22-caliber rifle, then boil the game before removing its fur.

Commercial Neighborhood

A lot of people go to Friendship Heights for a wholesome shopping experience. If you go up to Wisconsin Avenue, there are many and varied retail outlets. The commercial district is anchored by two large malls. One is the Mazza Gallerie, home to a luxurious specialty department store (Neiman Marcus), an upscale consumer retail enterprise (Williams Sonoma), and an AMC theater. The second mall, the Chevy Chase Pavilion, houses the Embassy Suites Hotel, a J Crew specialty retailer, and a World Market that sells furniture, home accessories, food, and wine. At the south end are fashionable specialty shops that sell Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Christian Dior.

If you need a car service from any airport to Friendship Heights, make it an easy trip by calling Affinity Airport Sedan.

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Chevy Chase

Wood End SanctuaryChevy Chase is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a primary residential community with a fashionable shopping district called Friendship Heights. It contains several malls, retail shops and fine dining restaurants. The town also houses the National 4-H Center. The National Science Bowl is held in this facility every year either in late April or the early month of May. If you want to discover more about Chevy Chase, simply call Affinity Airport Sedan. You can schedule a pick up from the airport

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