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Welcome to Kensington

A small town with a storied history and a vibrance for life. Discover more about the Kensington real estate market!


Kensington is one of the more historic areas in suburban Washington, DC. This elegant, upscale area is a true Victorian-era community. It maintains its small-town character, with a neighborly feel. Located just two miles from the Capital Beltway, it also has a convenience that many seek when buying a home here.

Kensington's rich historic past creates the backdrop of a vibrant and upscale town. The Kensignton real estate market and area is small, with just about 2,200 people calling it home, but it’s still bustling, beautiful, and perfect for those looking for a bit of everything.

The Kensington real estate market is noted for its older homes and stunning architecture. Single-family homes are common, but there are also beautiful condos, townhomes, and apartments. One key factor is value – properties here are valuable and more affordable than other areas of the region.


What to Love

  • Vibrant, upscale atmosphere
  • Small shops and artisan galleries
  • Historic value coupled with modern amenities

People and Lifestyle

Kensington is a true small town where many know their neighbors and shop owners. Walking through the city is common, whether going from one of the art galleries along the center of town or visiting the eclectic gift shops, antique stores, and locally-owned restaurants. Many of the buildings maintain their 19th-century Victorian architecture. There's also good access to the Marc train, a number of fabulous parks and walking areas, and an on-the-go vibe here. Because it is a smaller city, many people travel to nearby locations for larger stores as they need to.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoying a good meal is easy to do in Kensington, especially for those that enjoy locally crafted meals. Many know Frankly Pizza, with their brick oven fired pizzas that are finished with olive oil and made from scratch. Continental Pizza and Subs is another local favorite, with its great pricing and your order never takes more than 10 minutes.

For shopping, many find Antique Row on Howard Avenue to be the ideal location to uncover something special, whether it is a gift or something suited to the home. The Kensington Shopping Center is the largest true shopping center in the city with all of the necessities.

Noyes Children’s Library is a fantastic little nook offering lots of books, educational programs, and social groups when it comes to things to do.


Things to Do

Those planning to spend some time exploring Kensington will find much to love. Antique Row is a must-visit location on a routine basis to find out what's new and special. The farmers' market at the Train Station is an excellent place to visit each Saturday throughout the year. The station and parking lot is a hub for various events as well. The Marc Station is a simple way to get into DC or out past Harper's Ferry. It’s maintained by the Maryland Transit Administration.



Residents in Kensington are served by the Montgomery County Public School System.

  • Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, Pre-K – 5th grade
  • North Bethesda Middle School, 6 – 8th grade
  • Walter Johnson High School, 9 – 12th grade
  • Rosemary Hills and North Chevy Chase Elementary Schools K-2 and 3-5th grades
  • Silver Creek Middle School, 6 – 8th grade
  • BCC High School, 9 – 12th grade
  • Oakland Terrace Elementary School, K-5th grade
  • Newport Mill Middle School, 6-8th grade
  • Albert Einstein High School, 9-12th grade

Kensington Real Estate

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Overview for Kensington, MD

2,336 people live in Kensington, where the median age is 41.1 and the average individual income is $75,142. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

41.1 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Kensington, MD

Kensington has 856 households, with an average household size of 2.73. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Kensington do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,336 people call Kensington home. The population density is 4,648.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.51 / 49.49%

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Around Kensington, MD

There's plenty to do around Kensington, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Milo Andres, Yoga Heights - Takoma, and Pro-Fit Basketball Training.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.12 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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