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Kemp Mill Real Estate Analysis


As an unincorporated area, Kemp Mill’s boundaries are not officially defined. Kemp Mill is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°2′2″N 77°1′28″W (39.033832, -77.024541).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the neighborhood has a total area of 2.54 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.

Kemp Mill is considered by most of its residents to be part of unincorporated Silver Spring, Maryland. It is served by the Wheaton Post Office.



Kemp Mill hosts a number of synagogues serving Orthodox Jews (Modern Orthodox, Chassidic, and Yeshivish) including Young Israel Shomrai Emunah, Silver Spring Jewish Center,Kemp Mill Synagogue, the Yeshivah of Greater Washington, Chabad of Silver Spring, and Minchas Yitzhak. Additionally, there are many smaller orthodox Jewish minyanim (prayer groups) throughout the neighborhood including a Sephardic Minyan that meets at Shomrai Emunah and the Lower Lamberton Minyan. There are also many in the area that are served by Conservative synagogues, such as Har Tzeon Agudath Achim, and other branches of Judaism. Several Jewish and Catholic parochial schools are also located there including the boys division of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Silver Spring Learning Center, and the Jewish Montessori School. Two public schools are also situated in the area, including Kemp Mill Elementary and Col. E. Brooke Lee middle school. The former Spring Mill Elementary school is now an administrative office.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission‘s Kemp Mill Recreation Center offers users a baseball diamond, basketball and tennis courts, a meeting space, and a playground. Sligo Creek rises in Kemp Mill, and the hiker-biker trail that runs alongside the creek from Wheaton Regional Park to the Anacostia River passes through the community. The eastern end of Kemp Mill is bounded by the Northwest Branch, which also flows south to the Anacostia. Deer are a frequent sight in the neighborhood.

Kemp Mill Park, centrally located on Arcola Avenue, has long served as a popular meeting place and playground.



Kemp Mill Shopping Center is the commerce hub of the neighborhood, with two banks, a grocery store, a dry cleaner, a barber, a Chinese restaurant, a Portuguese restaurant, a CVS pharmacy, a nail salon, a hair salon, a Little Gym, amartial arts training facility, and assorted shops offering kosher foods (a kosher (vegetarian) pizzeria, a kosher pastry & breakfast shop/coffee cafe, a butcher, etc.). Dentists, optometrist and doctors also fill the office space in the shopping center. The Giant Food grocery store that anchored the Kemp Mill Shopping Center for decades closed on September 27, 2007. Magruder’s, a small local chain of grocery stores, renovated the former Giant and opened on November 7, 2007. Magruder’s closed in July, 2012. In July 2012, Shalom Kosher, who currently has a kosher store in Wheaton, purchased Magruder’s. On October 31, 2012 Shalom Kosher opened at 1361 Lamberton Drive.

Two private swimming pools, Parkland Pool and Kemp Mill Swim Club, serve the community.



Kemp Mill is serviced by Ride On bus number 9, and during rush hours, number 31. Washington Metro service is also available in nearby Wheaton.



Historical populations
Census Pop.
1970 10,037
2000 9,956
2010 12,564 26.2%

As of the census of 2010, there were 12,564 people, 4,516 households, and 3,136 families residing in the area. The population density was 4,952.1 people per square mile. There were 4,664 housing units at an average density of 1,888.3 units per square mile. The racial makeup of the area was 63% White, 16.6% African American, 0.6% Native American, 8.6% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.4% of the population.

There were 4,516 households out of which 43.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.28. 56.5% of Kemp Mill residents hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

In the area, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median household income from 2007-2011 was $91,003. The per capita income for the area from 2007-2011 (2011 dollars) was $42,756. 5.5% of the population was below the poverty line.


Notable residents

Current and former residents of Kemp Mill include:

  • Dov S. Zakheim, former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Planning and Resource
  • Richard Joel, current President of Yeshiva University
  • Azriel Rosenfeld, pioneering contributor in the field of computer image analysis
  • Lenny Ben-David, former Deputy Chief of Mission for Israel (second-highest ranking Israeli diplomat).


For more information on Kemp Mill, visit its Wikipedia page.

Kemp Mill, Silver Spring Real Estate Listings

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14 Saddlerock Ct Silver Spring, MD 20902
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5 beds 3 baths $460,000
1102 Arcola Ave Silver Spring, MD 20902
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4 beds 4 baths $375,000
11537 Daffodil Ln Silver Spring, MD 20902
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4 beds 4 baths $545,000
12407 Kemp Mill Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902
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5 beds 3 baths 4,675 sqft $650,000
715 Kersey Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902
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4 beds 4 baths 4,006 sqft $625,000
1118 Kersey Rd Sw Silver Spring, MD 20902
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4 beds 4 baths $537,000
1100 Kersey Rd Silver Spring, MD 20902
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6 beds 5 baths $615,000
11201 Watermill Ln Silver Spring, MD 20902
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3 beds 4 baths $375,000
11236 Watermill Ln Silver Spring, MD 20902
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3 beds 4 baths $379,000

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Kemp Mill, Silver Spring School Data

Silver Spring School Districts

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Silver Spring Schools

Argyle Middle School
6-8, public
Bel Pre Elementary School
PK-2, public
Broad Acres Elementary School
PK-5, public
Cannon Road Elementary School
PK-5, public
Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School
6-8, public
Cresthaven Elementary School
3-5, public
East Silver Spring Elementary School
PK-5, public
Fairland Elementary School
PK-5, public
Forest Knolls Elementary School
PK-5, public
Galway Elementary School
PK-5, public
Georgian Forest Elementary School
PK-5, public
Glen Haven Elementary School
PK-5, public
Glenallan Elementary School
PK-5, public
Harmony Hills Elementary School
PK-5, public
Highland Elementary School
PK-5, public
Highland View Elementary School
K-5, public
Jackson Road Elementary School
PK-5, public
John F. Kennedy High School
9-12, public
Kemp Mill Elementary School
PK-5, public
Flora M. Singer Elementary School
PK-5, public
Montgomery Blair High School
9-12, public
Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
PK-2, public
New Hampshire Estates Elementary School
PK-2, public
Oak View Elementary School
3-5, public
Oakland Terrace Elementary School
K-5, public