Living in Kent, Washington, D.C.
Serene and tranquil Kent lies on D.C.’s northwestern edge where city meets country, and urban scenes subtly give way to meandering trails, heavily canopied parks and an almost rural feel. It’s a largely upscale neighborhood bordered by Battery Kemble Park, MacArthur Boulevard and Loughboro Road. Maryland and Virginia are a stone’s throw away.
Things to do in Kent
With its plentiful parks and trails, Kent is for nature lovers, hikers and dog walkers. After a snowfall, the steeps slopes of Battery Kemble Park fill with sleds. There are no commercial developments in the neighborhood, so residents frequent establishments in the surrounding areas, including those along MacArthur Boulevard and at Spring Valley Village.
Housing in Kent
Much of the neighborhood was developed in the 1930s and 40s, with stately center-hall colonials on large lots. The eastern side of the neighborhood has more recent-construction large homes. Some say the stark differences between types of homes make it almost feel like two neighborhoods.
Transportation in Kent
MacArthur Boulevard is served by buses that go to Dupont Circle and Georgetown. There are no Metro stops in Kent – the closest is over a mile away, in Tenleytown. American University is within walking distance, and it has a Capital Bikeshare station.