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 $605,100 $169,800
Median Single Family Home Value $592,000 $169,400
Percent Homes Decreasing 21.4% 22.7%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 16.7% 28.6%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $363 $109
Median List Price $599,000 $200,000
Median Sale Price 0 196,800
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $6,155 $2,082
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 5.3% 4.1%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $383 $115
1-Yr. Change 3.9% 5.7%
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

10407 PARKWOOD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10407 PARKWOOD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8328377)
4 beds 4 baths $899,900
4021 GLENRIDGE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4021 GLENRIDGE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8328106)
7 beds 6 baths $2,295,000
4110 WARNER ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4110 WARNER ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8327495)
5 beds 5 baths 3,900 sqft $1,169,900
11307 SOWARD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11307 SOWARD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8326400)
4 beds 4 baths 3,075 sqft $599,500
4312 GLENRIDGE ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4312 GLENRIDGE ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8324699)
4 beds 2 baths $1,250,000
4217 COLCHESTER DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4217 COLCHESTER DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8323868)
3 beds 1 bath $519,000
4906 CUSHING DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4906 CUSHING DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8322116)
3 beds 1 bath $529,900
11123 NEWPORT MILL RD Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11123 NEWPORT MILL RD, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8322098)
3 beds 2 baths $429,000
9803 HILL ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9803 HILL ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8320266)
4 beds 2 baths $725,000
3709 CALVEND LN Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3709 CALVEND LN, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8317638)
3 beds 3 baths $859,900
10701 SHAFTSBURY ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10701 SHAFTSBURY ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8317086)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $365,000
4411 AMBLER DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4411 AMBLER DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8317032)
4 beds 2 baths $719,000
4100 FRANKLIN ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4100 FRANKLIN ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8316971)
5 beds 5 baths $1,375,000
4406 COLFAX ST Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4406 COLFAX ST, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8316824)
5 beds 4 baths $874,900
4417 BROOKFIELD DR Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4417 BROOKFIELD DR, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8316688)
5 beds 5 baths 2,986 sqft $1,399,000

Sold Listings in Kensington

3329 Edgewood Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3329 Edgewood Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8301992)
4 beds 4 baths $0
10000 Frederick Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10000 Frederick Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8295807)
4 beds 4 baths $0
11117 Midvale Rd Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 11117 Midvale Rd, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8291217)
4 beds 4 baths 2,700 sqft $0
4302 Warner St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4302 Warner St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8286078)
3 beds 2 baths $0
4421 Everett St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4421 Everett St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8279781)
3 beds 1 bath 1,686 sqft $0
3704 Farragut Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3704 Farragut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8276013)
3 beds 3 baths 1,676 sqft $0
10616 Wheatley St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10616 Wheatley St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8276138)
3 beds 2 baths $0
3926 Kincaid Ter Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3926 Kincaid Ter, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8275838)
4 beds 4 baths 3,476 sqft $0
9728 Connecticut Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9728 Connecticut Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8272643)
4 beds 3 baths $0
10315 Summit Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 10315 Summit Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8271954)
4 beds 4 baths $0
4120 Everett St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4120 Everett St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8271556)
4 beds 3 baths 2,297 sqft $0
4123 Denfeld Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4123 Denfeld Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8269402)
2 beds 1 bath $0
4311 Knowles Ave Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 4311 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8268649)
4 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $0
9709 East Bexhill Dr Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 9709 East Bexhill Dr, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8266733)
5 beds 3 baths $0
3401 Oberon St Kensington, MD 20895
Photo of 3401 Oberon St, Kensington, MD 20895 (MLS # MC8262841)
4 beds 2 baths $0

Walk Score for Kensington



Kensington School Data

Kensington School Districts

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Kensington Schools

Stephen Knolls School
PK, 1-8, 10-12, 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-8, private