Just a 20-minute drive outside the nation’s capital, Kensington is a quiet suburb of DC that is hard not to love. Characterized by lush greenery and abundant neighborhood parks, Kensington is ideal for those who enjoy long strolls around the neighborhood, bike rides on wooded paths, or afternoons tending to their gardens.
Although Kensington itself is rather slow-paced in nature, it’s very accessible to nearby hubs of activity. Minutes away from Bethesda, Downtown Silver Spring, Friendship Heights, and the new Pike & Rose development in North Bethesda, residents can enjoy fine dining and entertainment, knowing that they can quickly return to the serenity the town has to offer.
The real estate market offers mostly single-family detached homes, but they come in all shapes and sizes. You can expect to find anything from ramblers, to split levels, to lavish colonials. The suburb also has its fair share of expanded houses and tear-downs that have been replaced by large new construction homes. With its ideal location and variety of spacious homes, Kensington is a great alternative to its southern neighbor, Chevy Chase, for those seeking slightly more affordable price points.
Connecticut avenue runs right through the heart of the town, and it has its own I-495 exit making it easy to access regional airports and getting downtown. Plus its proximity to Beach drive makes for a scenic drive into the city.
Kensington has a very small-town feel and an old-school historic flair. Its hub lies in Old Town Kensington, an antique village with quirky shops, little galleries, and local bistros, great for art enthusiasts and the melancholic. There are also a couple of small shopping centers off the main road offering services for everyday needs and takeout spots.
Kensington has a rustic small-town vibe with a rich history, however, that does not mean that it is lacking in things to do. Living here is all about the location. You’ll be a short 4 miles from DC, a few miles from the Capital Beltway and the Rock Creek-Beach Drive Bike Path.
You can access all Kensington has to offer by bike, car, MARC train, bus, Metro. You’ll find the most delicious restaurants and food trucks galore like Dailia’s Falafel to Brisket Roots and Flavor. The quaintness of Kensington offers some unique shops, galleries, and markets.
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It’s no secret that Kensington is a highly sought after real estate market. Homes in this area usually stay on the market before going pending in less than 30 days. The average home value is 637,000 and the home values in the area are on the rise.
A few reasons this area is sought after in Real Estate (not to mention the location & charm) the school districts and parks in the area are impeccable. The town has 7 city parks and 3 county parks. If you love the outdoors and staying active Keninston is the place to buy a home!
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