Small Town Charm


There is an idyllic sense of small town charm and luxury in Kensington, Maryland, complete with postcard perfect yards and beautiful upscale homes. It feels almost cinematic, an ideal backdrop of downtown shops, art galleries, music venues, and even the whistle of a train, thanks to the historic Kensington Station. Adding to the local color is the weekly farmers’ market, held in the station’s parking lot.

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Kensington Real Estate Stats

Average Price $1.6M
Lowest Price $1.1M
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 18
Avg. Price/SQFT $398

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Kensington Luxury Real Estate

All this might sound like a Norman Rockwell time capsule. There are also lovely homes, from old Victorian farmhouse styles to new custom construction developments, and even some modern architecture as well. Add in the upscale condos and townhouses, and you’ve got quite an impressive real estate menu. The town of Kensington in Montgomery County only has a population of about 2,200. But the greater Kensington area including North Kensington, adds not only to the area’s geographical boundaries, but also to the amenities.

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The luxury real estate market in the town of Kensington is supplemented by neighborhoods such as North Kensington, South Kensington, Parkwood, Kensington Heights, and Rock Creek Woods. The latter is a notable mid-century modern community of about 75 houses. The town itself was originally farm country. The arrival of the railroad in 1873 ushered in a new chapter, including the development of turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, lending a picturesque ambience.

These days, custom builders and developers in the are fond of delivering large and stylish Arts and Crafts homes with multiple gable roofs. In a sense, these homes are larger and more modern versions of the original Kensington properties. There are also traditional center hall Colonials, some exquisite examples of brick Tudor homes, Cape Cod styles, stone Georgian creations, and contemporary custom builds. Much as it did back in the day, the leafy community continues to offer a storybook way of life, as well as a convenient location.

You’ll get good value for luxury housing in Kensington, with prices often ranging from the high six figures to the low seven figure territory. Those prices are very competitive when compared to some other upscale communities in neighboring Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Washington, DC. Connecticut Avenue runs through town, allowing a direct route to popular parts of DC such as Georgetown. Also nearby is the Capital Beltway, the immense Rock Creek Park, and the Rock Creek and Beach Drive Trail.

To learn more about luxury real rate in Kensington, Maryland, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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Kensington, MD FAQ’s

Q: Where is the town of Kensington, Maryland located?

A: Kensington is north of the Capital Beltway, with Rock Creek Park wrapping around three sides. The small town of Chevy Chase View is right next-door. The larger communities of Bethesda, Silver Spring, and Chevy Chase, MD are to the south.

Q: How far is Kensington from downtown Washington, DC?

A: The distance is less than 10 miles. Connecticut Avenue runs through the middle of town, and you can take it all the way to downtown DC.

Q: What grocery stores are in Kensington?

A: There are quite a few options for such a small town, including a Safeway, Kensington Market, Old Town Market, Hawkins Produce, Talia’s Market, and Grocerylanka.

Q: Are there local restaurants in Kensington?

A: Yes, there are quite a few restaurants along Connecticut Avenue as well as the OId Town area and other parts of Kensington.

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