Chevy Chase Emerald Isle
The Chevy Chase neighborhood and its northern neighbor Emerald Isle both share Glendale’s eastern border, the beautiful tree lined slopes of Chevy Chase Canyon and the highly traveled canyon road, Chevy Chase Drive. Both eastern Glendale neighborhoods also share a boarder with the affluent city streets of La Canada and Pasadena.
The neighborhood is named after the canyon where it is located and shares its location with Chevy Chase Drive. Originally the canyon was known by its Spanish name, Canon de Sicomoro (Canyon of the Sycamores) and is the largest canyon in the San Rafael Hills. It’s neighbors include the Rancho San Rafael and Woodbury / College Hills neighborhoods to the west and Glenoaks Canyon to the south.
Much of the neighborhood is wooded with old growth trees, winding roads, a nice diversity of home styles including Ranch, Spanish Colonial and Revival, Traditional and Mid-Century homes. The Chevy Chase Estates community is marked by a brick sign and was originally titled by the first property developer in 1926. The Chevy Chase Estates Association, founded in 1948, is one of the most active home-owners associations in all of Glendale.
In addition to the million-dollar homes and canyon retreats, the neighborhood includes the Chevy Chase County Club, the historically registered, “Derby House” designed by Lloyd Wright and a community library.
Nestled at the top of the Chevy Chase Canyon and bordering La Canada-Flintridge is the 1960’s developed neighborhood of Emerald Isle. The area is somewhat rural and remote from most of Glendale’s major streets and freeway access points and is perhaps the reason the developers decided to creatively use the word Isle, borrowing it from the British Isles.
Featuring upscale million dollar plus homes and nicely paved streets. Emerald Isle is an “Executive” labeled neighborhood with many of the homes in the neighborhood offering gorgeous views of Chevy Chase Canyon. The neighborhood includes a nice and by City of Glendale comparative standards, secluded neighborhood park, Emerald Isle Park.