Although not incorporated until 1894, Kensington, Maryland’s history stretches back to the days of the royal land grants of Charles II in 1689. At one time the area was owned by Daniel Carroll, who has the distinction of being only one of five men to affix their signature to both the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. By the arrival of the 20th-century, the area was known as a summer retreat for the well-to-do. Today Kensington, Maryland is still known as the Victorian-era garden suburb of Washington D.C. and Kensington, Maryland real estate is an attractive option for those looking to live in the Washington D.C. area.
Kensington is a delightful destination for a weekend of antiquing or simply roaming the historic district of the town. For the literary aficionado, Kensington Row Bookshop is a must see. They offer two floors of quality, rare, out of print books, magazines, vintage posters and more.
A host of dining options is available in Kensington to fill you up. Whether you are looking for a quick pastry and cup of coffee at Golden Grain Bakery & Café, or something more substantial from the menu of Kensington Pizza and Kabob House, there is a dining option designed to satisfy all your taste buds.
The Kensington, Maryland real estate market is replete with plenty of open spaces and landscaped gardens. Kensington has earned the designation as a Tree City U.S.A. based on its proliferation of mature trees and glorious foliage. Additionally, the town maintains seven town parks that are carefully managed for the enjoyment of all the town’s residents and visitors. Clum-Kennedy Park, at Kensington Parkway and Frederick Avenue, has benches and picnic tables while St. Paul Park features basketball courts, baseball fields, horseshoe pits and soccer fields available for play.
The students of Kensington are served by the largest school district in Maryland, the Montgomery County Public School system, which boasts innovative educational programs and high graduation rates among its students.
A plethora of great health options exist for the community’s health needs. The town is situated to take advantage of world renowned Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, as well as a host of other local medical offices, clinics and medical labs to ensure the community’s health.
As a suburb to our nation's capital, the town is well served by a transportation network that is designed to get people to work. Public transportation is highly developed and residents are more likely than not to avail themselves of the opportunity with usage that is 168% higher than the Maryland average and 706% higher than the national average.
Predominately a bedroom community for those working in Washington D.C., the Kensington, Maryland real estate market is ideally poised between the larger metropolitan areas of Washington and Baltimore however, the town is self-contained enough with restaurants, supermarkets, art shops and auto repair facilities to handle most resident’s needs. Kensington, Maryland real estate is highly sought after as a bucolic respite from the hustle and bustle of the Washington D.C. workweek. The town hosts a popular farmer’s market every Saturday morning at the historic downtown train station and is also home to Montgomery County’s oldest library, the Noyes Library.
Since it's located right in the middle of several larger metropolitan areas, there's a wealth of job opportunities for any career path in the Kensington area. In nearby Rockville, the largest employers include government, education, and IT careers, while Bethesda offers real estate, healthcare, and financial options.
With a cumulative county unemployment rate almost half a percentage point below the national average, there are plenty of choices for a variety of careers.
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