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Kensington Maryland Neighborhood Real Estate Analysis

History

Kensington Plat (c. 1890)

Kensington B&O railroad station, completed in 1891

The area around the Rock Creek basin where Kensington is located was primarily agricultural until 1873, when the B&O Railroad completed the Metropolitan Branch which traversed Montgomery County. A community arose where the new railroad line intersected the old Rockville-to-Bladensburg road. This early settlement was first known as Knowles Station. In the early 1890s, Washington, D.C. developer Brainard Warner began purchasing land parcels to build a planned Victorian community, complete with church, library, and a local newspaper. Fascinated by a recent trip to London, Warner first named his town Kensington Park. Upon incorporation in 1894, the town was renamed Kensington. The historic core of Kensington was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as the Kensington Historic District in 1980.[4]

Initially Kensington was a summer refuge for Washington, D.C., residents wishing to escape the capital’s humid summers. As years passed and its residents increasingly remained year round, Kensington evolved into a commuter suburb. The large southernmost section originally mapped out by Warner remains largely unchanged since inception, and is a historically preserved zone. Indeed the only major changes in the town’s basic layout have been the bridging over of the original railroad crossing in 1937, and the extension and widening of Connecticut Avenue, the town’s main thoroughfare, in 1957.

The little town gained national attention three times in a 10-month span early in the 21st century as a result of events which occurred within a mere quarter-mile radius. In December 2001, the town responded to complaints from anonymous citizens by banning Santa Claus from the annual holiday parade. Protesters arrived at the parade en masse, including hundreds of Santas riding everything from motorcycles to fire trucks. Eight months later, an Amtrak train derailed adjacent to the town center when the tracks separated at an overheated joint, sending over a hundred victims to area hospitals. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. Then, on October 2, 2002, Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera became the fifth victim of the snipers who terrorized the Washington area that month, while cleaning her auto at a Kensington gas station. (See Beltway sniper attacks.)

Geography

Temple as seen from the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway

Kensington is located in Montgomery County, northwest of Silver Spring, northeast of Bethesda, southwest of Wheaton, and southeast of Rockville. Its latitude is 39°1′48″N, longitude 77°4′30″W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

While the town proper is but one-half square mile in size, the Kensington Post Office services a much larger area and extends into North Bethesda, MD and the Wheaton Planning District. Residents within this ZIP code (20895) generally refer to Kensington as their home town even though they technically do not reside in Kensington.

Significant through roads in Kensington include Maryland Routes 185 (Connecticut Avenue), 193 (University Boulevard West), and 547 (Knowles Avenue).

The look and white color of the Washington D.C. Temple located in Kensignton, coupled with its location near the Capital Beltway has made it a local landmark.[5] D.C.-area traffic reports often refer to the “Mormon temple” or “temple”.[6][7]

For more information on Kensington Maryland Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kensington,_Maryland

Kensington Real Estate Market Stats

Average Home Values

Price Distribution


Home Averages

$0 Average Price
1,676Avg Home Size
1949Avg Year Built

Owners vs Renters

Local vs National Home Values

 LocalNational
Zillow Home Value Index $652,700 $178,700
Median Single Family Home Value $644,000 $178,200
Percent Homes Decreasing 36.9% 32.4%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 16.7% 11.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $380 $114
Median List Price $539,000 $214,900
Median Sale Price 0 203,700
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $6,037 $2,124
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4.5% 4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $331 $119
1-Yr. Change 5.8% 4.9%
Homes For Sale By Owner Array Array
New Construction Array Array
Foreclosures Array Array

Local vs National Demographics

 LocalNational
Median Household Income 76,716 44,512
Single Males 10% 14.6%
Single Females 11.6% 12.5%
Median Age 40 36
Homes With Kids 29.9% 31.4%
Average Household Size 2 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 30 26

Kensington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Kensington

3184 PLYERS MILL RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3184 PLYERS MILL RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8608117)
3 beds 2 baths 1,080 sqft $420,000
3009 MCCOMAS AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3009 MCCOMAS AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8608437)
4 beds 3 baths 1,749 sqft $565,000
11007 STILLWATER AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11007 STILLWATER AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8608112)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $625,000
4109 GLENRIDGE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4109 GLENRIDGE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8607405)
5 beds 7 baths 6,204 sqft $1,659,000
11014 GLUECK LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11014 GLUECK LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8607270)
3 beds 3 baths $449,000
10209 CONNECTICUT AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10209 CONNECTICUT AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8607012)
3 beds 2 baths $402,800
9806 CAMPBELL DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9806 CAMPBELL DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8606336)
4 beds 4 baths $739,000
4613 FRANKLIN ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4613 FRANKLIN ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8603502)
5 beds 3 baths 3,142 sqft $869,000
3317 GEIGER AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3317 GEIGER AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8601223)
6 beds 4 baths $715,000
9621 HILLRIDGE DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9621 HILLRIDGE DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8600717)
5 beds 5 baths $1,100,000
3309 GEIGER AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3309 GEIGER AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8600202)
5 beds 4 baths $739,900
3511 PLYERS MILL CT Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3511 PLYERS MILL CT, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8600145)
3 beds 2 baths 1,564 sqft $525,000
4501 EDGEFIELD RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4501 EDGEFIELD RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8599522)
3 beds 2 baths $699,000
9607 CARRIAGE RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9607 CARRIAGE RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8589043)
4 beds 4 baths $780,000
2807 JENNINGS RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 2807 JENNINGS RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8599048)
4 beds 2 baths $399,900

Sold Listings in Kensington

4026 Simms Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4026 Simms Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8586141)
4 beds 2 baths $430,000
3904 Byrd Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3904 Byrd Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8567807)
4 beds 2 baths 2,083 sqft $429,000
11315 Woodson Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11315 Woodson Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8560983)
4 beds 3 baths $445,000
10715 Saint Paul St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10715 Saint Paul St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8551762)
3 beds 2 baths 1,659 sqft $559,000
4002 Spruell Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4002 Spruell Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8559270)
5 beds 3 baths 1,343 sqft $464,900
3023 Homewood Pkwy Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3023 Homewood Pkwy, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8555114)
4 beds 2 baths 2,333 sqft $510,000
4219 Mccain Ct Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4219 Mccain Ct, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8551353)
4 beds 2 baths 2,182 sqft $535,000
9901 Connecticut Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9901 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8553711)
4 beds 4 baths $1,000,000
10607 Parkwood Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10607 Parkwood Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8549895)
2 beds 2 baths $479,900
4411 Dresden St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4411 Dresden St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8546051)
3 beds 3 baths 2,487 sqft $855,000
4114 Byrd Ct Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4114 Byrd Ct, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8538242)
5 beds 3 baths 2,644 sqft $514,900
11006 Harriet Ln Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11006 Harriet Ln, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8538630)
3 beds 2 baths $505,000
9732 West Bexhill Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9732 West Bexhill Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8538453)
4 beds 4 baths $990,000
10125 Crestwood Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10125 Crestwood Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8538186)
4 beds 2 baths $640,000
9615 Carriage Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9615 Carriage Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8537511)
3 beds 4 baths 2,234 sqft $731,000

Walk Score for Kensington



Kensington School Data

Kensington School Districts

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Kensington Schools

Stephen Knolls School
PK-9, 11-12, public
Albert Einstein High School
9-12, public
Garrett Park Elementary School
K-5, public
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/garrettparkes/
Kensington Parkwood Elementary School
K-5, public
Rock View Elementary School
PK-5, public
Academy Of The Holy Cross
9-12, private
Holy Redeemer Catholic Elementary School
PK-8, private
http://HolyRedeemerNurserySchool.org
Newport Mill Middle School
6-8, public
Grace Episcopal Day School
PK-8, private
http://www.geds.org
Crossway Community Montessori School
PK-1, private
Brookewood School
1-12, private
Grace Episcopal Day School
PK-5, private