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Living in Kensington, MD

Kensington is a beautiful and charming Maryland town located just outside of Washington, D.C. The town has a rich history dating back to the late 1800s, but the present is vibrant and lively. The old historic train station, which is still in operation, is home to plenty of weekly farmers markets and the occasional concert. The streets of Kensington, Maryland, are constantly bustling with shops, cafes, music venues, and delightful restaurants. Plus there is plenty of beautiful Kensington real estate to check out if you're planning on relocating to the area.

Kensington, Maryland, draws residents and visitors with varied interests. The center of town is filled with trendy boutiques and cafes alongside great ethnic restaurants, art galleries, and more.

Making the Most of Kensington

You'll find plenty of fine dining options here in town. There are heaps of local eateries that cater to guests with a refined palate. There are also a lot of parks where you can picnic, enjoy the playgrounds, and go on hikes or bike rides if you love spending time outdoors. Rock Creek Regional Park features some great hiking and biking along the beautiful Beach Drive, and Flinn Park on Kensington Parkway features some lovely picnic tables and benches where you can have a romantic picnic. Kensington is also home to the celebration of World Book Day, which happens every April. The city lights up with music, author readings, and a number of other activities, all of which revolve around celebrating books.

Check out some of the great Kensington real estate options that are walking distance to the parks to be close to all this green space. Plus, this city is situated near the Capital Beltway for easy access to other parts of the state. You can easily zip into D.C., and many people in town commute there for work.

Real Estate in Kensington

Homes for sale in Kensington include a variety of gorgeous 19th-century Victorian homes, especially near Antique Row on Howard Avenue, where the nearby parks make it a wonderful place to call home. Kensington real estate offers a wide variety of housing options including single family homes, townhomes and apartments—making it an ideal city for anyone looking for a beautiful new home.


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  • Outdoorsy types love the abundant amount of park space available in Kensington. Rock Creek Regional Park encompasses 1,800 acres and includes 13 miles of woodland trails, lakes, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, a nature center, and boat rentals.
  • Dining options are abundant, especially in the center of town where foodies can find ethnic eateries and fine dining establishments, as well as cafes and eateries.
  • The annual Day of the Book Festival event celebrates the literary world with author readings, live music, kid-friendly entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and a garden center.


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