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 $637,900 $174,800
Median Single Family Home Value $626,000 $174,200
Percent Homes Decreasing 30.2% 27.2%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 31.2% 34.8%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $377 $111
Median List Price $749,000 $215,000
Median Sale Price 0 217,800
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $6,084 $2,083
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 5.1% 4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $376 $120
1-Yr. Change 5.2% 6.5%
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

4406 COLCHESTER DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4406 COLCHESTER DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8457791)
3 beds 2 baths $539,900
4002 SPRUELL DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4002 SPRUELL DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8455849)
5 beds 2 baths $419,999
9626 DEWMAR LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9626 DEWMAR LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8455008)
4 beds 3 baths $699,900
11003 WAYCROSS WAY Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11003 WAYCROSS WAY, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8453693)
3 beds 2 baths 1,662 sqft $539,000
4116 SAUL RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4116 SAUL RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8454075)
4 beds 3 baths $789,000
4109 DRESDEN ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4109 DRESDEN ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8453818)
6 beds 5 baths $1,900,000
3420 WAKE DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3420 WAKE DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8453521)
5 beds 3 baths $699,000
9715 KINGSTON RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9715 KINGSTON RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8450262)
4 beds 3 baths $899,000
4013 SIMMS DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4013 SIMMS DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8449839)
5 beds 3 baths $445,000
3188 PLYERS MILL RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3188 PLYERS MILL RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8448535)
3 beds 2 baths 1,780 sqft $499,000
11023 MADISON ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11023 MADISON ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8448264)
3 beds 2 baths $394,900
10407 PARKWOOD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10407 PARKWOOD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8448099)
5 beds 4 baths $869,000
11018 GLUECK LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11018 GLUECK LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8446996)
3 beds 2 baths 1,537 sqft $439,000
4005 GLENRIDGE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4005 GLENRIDGE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8442565)
5 beds 5 baths 5,947 sqft $1,675,000
4109 KNOWLES AVE Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4109 KNOWLES AVE, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8439626)
2 beds 2 baths 1,608 sqft $424,990

Sold Listings in Kensington

11119 Midvale Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11119 Midvale Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8421767)
5 beds 3 baths $0
11114 Midvale Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11114 Midvale Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8421273)
2 beds 2 baths $0
5019 Strathmore Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 5019 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8418567)
3 beds 3 baths 2,496 sqft $0
10909 Orleans Way Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10909 Orleans Way, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8413940)
3 beds 2 baths $0
10316 Armory Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10316 Armory Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8411538)
3 beds 2 baths $0
2816 Peregoy Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 2816 Peregoy Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8410154)
4 beds 2 baths $0
10535 Wheatley St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10535 Wheatley St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8403872)
3 beds 3 baths $0
3208 Mccomas Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3208 Mccomas Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8402161)
4 beds 3 baths $0
3515 Decatur Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3515 Decatur Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8402557)
3 beds 2 baths $0
3103 Jennings Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3103 Jennings Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8400732)
2 beds 2 baths $0
4406 Saul Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4406 Saul Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8400879)
5 beds 3 baths $0
4306 Colchester Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4306 Colchester Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8392940)
3 beds 3 baths 1,518 sqft $0
10411 Mannakee St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10411 Mannakee St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8389987)
3 beds 2 baths $0
10411 MANNAKEE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10411 MANNAKEE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8389987)
3 beds 2 baths $455,000
11118 Woodson Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11118 Woodson Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8388024)
5 beds 3 baths 1,974 sqft $0

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