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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 $636,500 $179,900
Median Single Family Home Value $617,700 $179,400
Percent Homes Decreasing 59.8% 30.5%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 0 0
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $366 $115
Median List Price 0 0
Median Sale Price 0 222,900
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $6,064 $2,113
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 3.1% 4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft 0 0
1-Yr. Change -0.3% 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

3207 OBERON ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3207 OBERON ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8732868)
3 beds 3 baths $499,000
3310 FERNDALE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3310 FERNDALE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8718391)
4 beds 1 bath 650 sqft $300,000
9904 OLD SPRING RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9904 OLD SPRING RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8732655)
4 beds 3 baths $874,000
10001 CONNECTICUT AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10001 CONNECTICUT AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8727883)
4 beds 2 baths $749,000
3012 FERNDALE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3012 FERNDALE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8729230)
4 beds 2 baths $519,630
11001 HARRIET LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11001 HARRIET LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8728388)
5 beds 4 baths $625,000
3014 BLUEFORD RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3014 BLUEFORD RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8727537)
4 beds 2 baths $498,000
3317 FAYETTE RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3317 FAYETTE RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8726448)
4 beds 2 baths $424,900
4117 WARNER ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4117 WARNER ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8722860)
2 beds 1 bath $499,999
3904 LAWRENCE AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3904 LAWRENCE AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8720487)
3 beds 2 baths 1,483 sqft $409,000
4419 BROOKFIELD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4419 BROOKFIELD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8719451)
4 beds 2 baths 1,686 sqft $650,000
2700 MCCOMAS AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 2700 MCCOMAS AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8719059)
4 beds 2 baths $520,000
11000 GLUECK LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11000 GLUECK LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8718737)
3 beds 2 baths 1,368 sqft $349,900
5213 STRATHMORE AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5213 STRATHMORE AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8718164)
3 beds 3 baths 4,109 sqft $889,000
3800 WEXFORD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3800 WEXFORD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8716507)
4 beds 2 baths $450,000

Sold Listings in Kensington

9722 Carriage Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9722 Carriage Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8707763)
4 beds 3 baths $675,000
3928 Baltimore St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3928 Baltimore St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8697015)
4 beds 3 baths $1,099,000
5009 Aurora Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5009 Aurora Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8682277)
4 beds 2 baths $573,000
3906 Washington St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3906 Washington St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8695928)
5 beds 4 baths $862,500
4516 Saul Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4516 Saul Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8689125)
3 beds 2 baths $711,000
5204 Flanders Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5204 Flanders Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8683805)
4 beds 2 baths 1,260 sqft $612,500
3609 Perry Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3609 Perry Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8682989)
4 beds 3 baths 3,696 sqft $685,000
9620 Old Spring Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9620 Old Spring Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8683266)
4 beds 4 baths 2,956 sqft $865,000
3212 Geiger Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3212 Geiger Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8681918)
4 beds 3 baths 2,659 sqft $592,500
3526 Nimitz Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3526 Nimitz Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8677074)
4 beds 2 baths $414,000
9904 Hillridge Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9904 Hillridge Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8676189)
4 beds 4 baths $879,000
11103 West Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11103 West Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8659422)
2 beds 2 baths $396,000
3307 Edgewood Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3307 Edgewood Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8672527)
5 beds 3 baths 2,397 sqft $500,000
5105 White Flint Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5105 White Flint Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8671151)
4 beds 3 baths 2,261 sqft $674,000
3815 Archer Pl Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3815 Archer Pl, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8665817)
4 beds 3 baths 1,900 sqft $550,000

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://www.hrs-ken.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