Since 1894, the Town of Kensington has been a wonderful place to live and an interesting place to explore. Kensington residents are attracted to life in a smaller town that offers the best of modern living with easy access to the busier section of the surrounding area.

Kensington is primarily a suburban community for professionals who commute to jobs in other parts of the metropolitan area. However, Kensington is not without its own commercial enterprises, such as “Antique Row” on Howard Avenue, the West Howard Antique District, and Kaiser-Permanente’s Kensington facility. Area residents will also find art shops, restaurants, supermarkets, auto repair shops, hardware stores, and most other daily conveniences.

Initially, Kensington was a summer refuge for Washington, D.C., residents wishing to escape the capital’s humid summers. As years passed and a growing number of residents decided to stay year round, Kensington evolved into the commuter suburb it is today. The large southernmost section of the town remains largely unchanged since it’s establishment, and is a historically preserved zone. In fact, the only major changes in the town’s basic layout have been the bridges built over of the original railroad crossing in 1937, and the extension and widening of Connecticut Avenue in 1957.

The Town of Kensington hosts a farmer’s market on Saturday mornings between 8am and noon at the historical train station which is still in use today as part of the MARC commuter train network. Kensington is also home to the Noyes Library for Young Children, Montgomery County’s oldest library.

Public Transportation: Bus & Rail
Walk Score: 88
Grocery Store(s): Safeway, Shoppers
Local High School: Walter Johnson, Bethesda Chevy Chase, Einstein

Kensington Market Statistics

Median Homes Value

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Market Activity
164 Homes



Properties in Kensington

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