Wedding 108
My name is Lisa and I Choose Cheverly. I first moved to Washington, D.C. from living in Europe when I was 28 years old. I chose to live on Capitol Hill. Living off very little rent, I shared a row home with 7 friends on 3rd St. NE. We hosted West Wing dinner parties (because it was filmed on our street) and even had an Oprah Winfrey crew show up to tape a “What not to Wear” episode. I had a lot of fun! Shortly after I moved around the corner to a home on Constitution Ave NE. It was somewhat of an upgrade as we had a balcony and only 4 roommates, although I had to share a room. (DC living) Finally I moved to my condo on 2nd St. NE where I became a real home owner and had adult responsibilities. I could finally afford a car.

It was in 2005 that I was itching to have a backyard and a community with a Midwestern type feel. I heard rumors of a town called Cheverly, Maryland. Apparently it was only a couple miles from Capitol Hill , the houses were affordable and they were old beautiful colonials. Thus began my love affair with my neighborhood.

I now live on the iconic Cheverly Ave. with my husband, nanny, and two boys. As the years have gone by, I’ve fallen more in love with my neighbors, my 30 minute door to door commute to the Capitol, the Cheverly pool, parks, police, town hall, community markets and the list could go on and on.

If you are looking for a mid-west type community where you still know your neighbors and feel safe one mile from DC, I’d recommend that you CHOOSE CHEVERLY.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. John Newman says:

    Hi Lisa. Love your blog. I live in Cheverly also and I have a blog too. Mine is dedicated solely to renovation, gardening and cooking at my home on Crest Avenue. The blog is Welcome to Crest Avenue. I’ve had my blog up and running now for 3 years. I’d love to have you as a reader.

    1. lisawink2014 says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know about your blog, John. I’ll make sure to check it out and let others know!

  2. John Newman says:

    And I will do the same for you. Have a great day.

  3. We just moved to Cheverly, and we LOVE it!! So happy to have found your blog!

    1. lisawink2014 says:

      I’m so glad! Welcome to the community. Hope to meet you sometime.

  4. Phil Galiano says:

    Lisa – Give a call when you have a few mins. @ 703-625-7517 (mbl.) You may recall our speaking previously when you came by my site on 59th Avenue, aka Cheverly West. We’d spoken of getting together for a coffee at some point and when works to do so, I’ll look forward to getting together with you and comparing notes more so. In my view, your blog is entirely excellent. Cheers, Phil

    1. lisawink2014 says:

      Thanks Phil! Will give you a call.

  5. Joelle R says:

    This blog is fantastic and has me really thinking about moving to Cheverly. Main question is about childcare. Is there affordable quality childcare in the area? Currently struggling to figure that out!!!

    1. lisawink2014 says:

      Joelle! I will email you now via facebook! Thanks so much for your comments.

  6. Sue Bredekamp says:

    Hi Lisa, You may already know this. I went to a Politics & Prose event last night & it was announced that they are opening a 3rd site in Union Market — that will be even closer to Cheverly than the new Wharf location. Of course, the Wharf is only 15 minutes away from Cheverly with no traffic (if only that were true more often). Thanks for all you do to support our home town of 45 years!

  7. lisawink says:

    Sue! I had no idea about this. Do you know where I could get more info?

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