Kensington, Maryland

Kensington Neighborhood & Market Report


Why Do People Live here?

Many people come to Kensington for the first time for the history, the great shops on Antique Row and the beautiful Victorian homes in the historic district, but they move here and make Kensington home because of the sense of community. They love the close knit neighborhoods and that small town feel that’s less than 10 miles from the heart of downtown DC. Kensington has many interesting and diverse subdivisions and neighborhoods stretching from the southern boundary of Beach Drive all the way north to Kensington Knolls and Rock Creek Palisades. We’ll explore those in more detail later on, but for now let’s take a look at the some of the basic information about what’s in Kensington 20895.







What’s The Commute Like?

Kensington is conveniently located near major commuter routes including; 495, 270, Grosvenor/Strathmore and Medical Center Metro Stations on the Red Line and Amtrak’s Kensington Station serviced daily by the MARC rail.

Commute Times:
Metro Center 47 minutes by Metro, 40 minutes by car
Union Station 53 minutes by Metro, 41 minutes by car
Dupont Circle 41 minutes by Metro, 34 minutes by car
Reagan National Airport 1 hour 20 minutes by Metro, 31 minutes by car


Looking for a home in Kensington?

Interested in finding homes for sale in Kensington, Maryland? Click here to find all the currently available homes in this area of Kensington.

What are our Kensington neighborhoods like?

The homes you’ll see for sale in Kensington run the gamut of styles and price ranges, from new infill construction homes that are 4000 sf of living space or more, to charming cottages that are not much more than 600 sf, and everything in between. Looking for classic colonials, we’ve got ‘em. Does your taste lean more towards mid century modern, there are plenty of those as well. From the latest in fashionable kitchens and baths, to one owner fixer uppers, then are all here in Kensington.







What’s Going on in Kensington?

Kensington is full of interesting locally owned and operated  businesses that provide a cornucopia of shopping choices, as well as service businesses and craftspeople too.  There are lots of dining options as well, mostly on the casual side, in keeping with the small town feel of downtown K’town. Here are a few links to resources for you to explore. Feel like enjoying the great outdoors? Rock Creek Park to the south and west provides lots of options including hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, playgrounds, basketball, tennis and more.

What’s Going on near  Kensington?

Looking for a bit more? If you can’t find it in K’town, then you won’t have to go very far!  Need some urban excitement? Go west and south to Downtown Bethesda or east to Wheaton. You’ll find dining and shopping aplenty with choices from around the globe. Interested in the performing arts, Strathmore is just a hop, skip and a jump. Need medical care? Holy Cross is just down the road. It’s all so convenient, you’ll just love it.  

What Schools will the Kids Attend?

Kensington is served by a 3 different MCPS high school clusters, and has a great variety of private schools nearby as well

Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?

If you are interested in the current homes for sale in Kensington, Maryland click on the link blow. Our ‘for sale’ property information is a direct feed from the MLS feed and is updated multiple times per day.  


Kensington Market Report & Homes For Sale


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