Kensington, MD - A Video & Neighborhood Profile
Situated just outside the beltway on the northwest end of the D.C. metro area, the Kensington, Maryland is a good choice for those who are interested in "close in" suburban lifestyle, conveniently close to D.C. amenities. Founded in the 1890s by developer Brainard Warner, the Victorian styles and attractive layout (predominently in the "Town of Knesington) was inspired after Warner took a trip to London. Thanks to the wide selection of homes available in Kensington coupled with the beautiful park-like setting, the neighborhood quickly became a popular summer home destination for D.C. residents. Today, the community stands on its own as a beautiful upscale community that is perfect for year-round living.
Bordered by forested parks and greenbelts, residents of Kensington enjoy plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors while still maintaining easy access to the Metro centers at Bethesda Medical Center and Forest Glen as well as the MARC train station in the heart of Old Town Kensington. The neighborhood itself is also known for its commercial district, which includes a variety of antique stores in the area near Howard Avenue East. As such, Kensington has become a favorite stop for collectors from around the world.
Kensington is an incorporated town with a Mayor and has kept a true sense of identity. The annual events, like the Labor Day Parade, help to create a community feel that is appreciated by those fortunate enough to live in this town.
For those who are interested in living in Kensington, there are many different types of homes available to select from...and something to suit virtually anyone’s budget and style. Condos, for example, start as low as in the $200,000 range. Homes, on the other typically start in the mid $400,000 range, while single family properties in the highly desirable Chevy Chase View and Rock Creek Hills subdivisions of Kensington (which feature beautiful Victorian and Cape Cod architecture and brickwork and sit on larger lots) tend to be on the higher end of the cost spectrum. Despite many of these homes dating back to the early 20th century, most are in excellent condition.
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View the brief clip below which highlights the Town of Kensington! (you may want to turn down the volumn on your computer first!)