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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 $646,600 $178,400
Median Single Family Home Value $628,900 $177,800
Percent Homes Decreasing 49.7% 34.4%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 0 0
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $374 $114
Median List Price 0 0
Median Sale Price 0 208,200
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $6,064 $2,133
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.8% 4.1%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $331 $0
1-Yr. Change 2.6% 3%
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

2806 JENNINGS RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 2806 JENNINGS RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8645767)
4 beds 4 baths $449,900
2801 JUTLAND RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 2801 JUTLAND RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8645552)
6 beds 4 baths 2,948 sqft $659,900
3403 ANDERSON RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3403 ANDERSON RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8645007)
3 beds 2 baths 1,596 sqft $379,000
11404 ORLEANS WAY Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11404 ORLEANS WAY, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8644874)
4 beds 2 baths $675,000
3705 LAWRENCE AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3705 LAWRENCE AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8644620)
4 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $599,000
9919 OLD SPRING RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9919 OLD SPRING RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8644114)
4 beds 3 baths $719,450
10605 SAINT PAUL ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10605 SAINT PAUL ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8643258)
4 beds 5 baths 3,760 sqft $950,000
10839 LITTLEFORD LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10839 LITTLEFORD LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8643193)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $389,000
3512 NIMITZ RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3512 NIMITZ RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8641001)
3 beds 2 baths $359,900
11416 SOWARD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11416 SOWARD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8640886)
3 beds 2 baths $425,500
11118 STILLWATER AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11118 STILLWATER AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8636258)
3 beds 1 bath 1,216 sqft $550,000
4104 MITSCHER CT Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4104 MITSCHER CT, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8640743)
3 beds 2 baths $475,000
4305 WARNER ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4305 WARNER ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8640443)
5 beds 5 baths 4,245 sqft $1,264,900
10721 CASPER ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10721 CASPER ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8639141)
4 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $425,000
3404 MCCOMAS AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3404 MCCOMAS AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8637553)
6 beds 4 baths $689,000

Sold Listings in Kensington

3004 Dennis Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3004 Dennis Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8627169)
3 beds 2 baths 1,471 sqft $425,000
11007 Stillwater Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11007 Stillwater Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8608112)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $640,000
11115 Valley View Ave Kensington, MD 20895
4 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $380,000
11317 Palisades Ct Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11317 Palisades Ct, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8599184)
3 beds 3 baths 1,360 sqft $400,000
4310 Puller Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4310 Puller Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8598129)
4 beds 3 baths 2,112 sqft $651,000
3812 Archer Pl Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3812 Archer Pl, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8596818)
3 beds 2 baths $420,000
4905 Flanders Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4905 Flanders Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8597146)
4 beds 2 baths $548,000
11314 Mitscher St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11314 Mitscher St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8591455)
3 beds 2 baths $424,050
3302 Glenway Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3302 Glenway Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8586812)
3 beds 3 baths $515,000
5019 Druid Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5019 Druid Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8576337)
3 beds 3 baths $887,000
4026 Simms Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4026 Simms Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8586141)
4 beds 2 baths $430,000
3109 Ferndale St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3109 Ferndale St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8583049)
5 beds 3 baths 2,911 sqft $699,900
10804 Littleford Ln Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10804 Littleford Ln, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8578430)
3 beds 4 baths 2,214 sqft $530,000
3103 Moore Ln Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3103 Moore Ln, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8578959)
4 beds 5 baths $639,000
5005 Druid Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5005 Druid Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8578956)
4 beds 2 baths $595,000

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