Kensington is a residential “bedroom” community northeast of Washington, DC.  It is located in Montgomery County, outside the Capital Beltway around the Rock Creek basin. It is bisected by Connecticut Avenue. While it does not have a Metro stop, Kensington is served by MARC trains and buses. The Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station on the Red line is a short drive away.

Kensington Real Estate

Homes in Kensington are primarily Colonials, Ramblers, Cape Cods, and split-level in style. Kensington also offers several condo buildings and communities.

Kensington Community

The development of this area coincided with the construction of light rail in the late 1800s. Like other local communities, Kensington offered some respite from DC’s humid summers. The community was initially planned as a series of garden neighborhoods. Brainard Warner, a DC area financier, undertook the project and in 1894, the new town was christened “Kensington.”

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Kensington residents enjoy a fine selection of art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. The town also boasts seven well-manicured parks and an active community calendar. There is a farmers market every Saturday morning at the historic Kensington Train Station.


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