The other day I mentioned that someone asked, “What’s the deal with Cheverly” on the DC Urban Mom’s and Dad’s website. You can see the post here. I hope to respond to some of the more negative comments, obviously from my own perspective. Today I will start with this statement:
Cheverly itself is ok, but once you go outside the immediate neighborhood it becomes sketchy. They have an Aldi in the closest shopping center. That explains a lot to me. I believe a postman was robbed and killed in the neighborhood over the summer.
Interesting comment. Aldi and the postman shooting. I find it interesting that those were the two first things that came to this commenters mind when thinking about Cheverly. First of all, check out my post on Aldi. I couldn’t be happier that Aldi, which is the brother store of Trader Joes, is the closest grocery store. It’s 1.5 miles from my house and it saves me at least $200 a month on my groceries. (organic, gluten free and dairy free groceries included) If you are skeptical, check out this article that I read a couple weeks ago. After that, the second closest grocery store is Wegmans. America’s Favorite Grocery Store. Boom! And for me, even closer is the DC Costco, which is a 5 (or 3.6 miles) minute drive from my house. When I first moved to Cheverly, we had a run-down Giant where the Aldi is now. This comment would’ve been true for that time. No Wegmans, no Costco, no Aldi- just a run-down grocery store. So yes, it was not great then, but the grocery store options are getting better and better for Cheverly all of the time.
As for the postman who was robbed and killed? Yes, it did happen. It was tragic. But in general our crime stats are incredibly LOW compared to other parts of town- even Arlington, Alexandria, Capitol Hill, Georgetown, just to name a few. I posted about this a number of weeks ago.
So low crime rates and amazing close grocery stores are just two reasons why I Choose Cheverly.