“Where the train still stops…and the people still walk.”
Residents love living in an area that offers the best of modern living and a number of small-town amenities: convenient shopping, services and dining plus easy access to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area via good roads, the nearby Wheaton Metro rail station, and the MARC commuter rail Kensington station. Easy connection to Metro and MARC from the surrounding area is provided by the Montgomery County Ride-On bus service. Information on the Ride-On system is available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/.
The historic Town of Kensington was incorporated in 1894 and has a large number of stately Victorian homes which sell for upwards of $2 million when they come on the market. There are sections of the town where spacious new homes have been and are being built, plus a number of areas of more modestly priced homes. All have access to the many conveniences the area has to offer. Housing in Kensington is primarily single family homes. There are a number of condominiums as well, both high-rise and townhouse type. 264 total units sold in 2013, an increase of 10.46% over 2012. Average Sold price for Detached homes was $591,315 and for Attached homes was $214,119. Kensington has a great website, www.explorekensington.com.
The MARC Brunswick Line which serves the Kensington Station goes into Union Station in downtown DC and out to suburban Maryland and West Virginia. The Kensington Station has a charming historic former B&O Station Master’s House. The building is open during the Kensington Farmers Market, which is held in the station parking lot every Saturday morning. The station is a contributing property to the Kensington Historic District. Initially the settlement around the railroad line was known as Knowles Station. The town was incorporated in 1894 and was named Kensington at that time. For more information, see www.kensingtonhistory.org.
Shopping is varied and excellent. Westfield Wheaton Shopping Mall is a mile away. Anchor stores include Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Macy’s, and JC Penney.One of the great attractions in Kensington is Antiques Row along Howard Avenue. This cluster of over 100 antique shops, restaurants and restoration services is nationally known and a delight to visit. For detailed information, visit www.kensingtonantiquerow.com.
Medical facilities are outstanding. They include the Kensington Center of Kaiser Permanente, many medical offices in an office building at10400 Connecticut Avenue, several dental offices, and a veterinarian.
For further information regarding your Kensington housing options, call or email Kensington residents Ellen and Barry Levy at (301) 933-2824, or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We will be happy to give you an orientation.