Takoma Park is located northeast of the District in Montgomery County. Takoma Park is one of 23 designated “Main Streets” awarded by the State of Maryland and supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Takoma Park is an official “Tree City, USA” and is also widely known as “Azalea City.” The neighborhood is served by the Takoma Park Metro station on the Red line.
First planned as a commuter suburb, Takoma Park was founded in 1883 by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert along the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was incorporated in 1890. The Takoma Park Volunteer Fire Department, founded in 1894, was the first organized fire department in Montgomery County.
Local Real Estate
Takoma Park offers single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Most homes are traditional in style, primarily Colonials, ramblers, cottages, bungalows, with some contemporary homes.
Takoma Park is widely known as a progressive and active community. It has an award-winning recycling program, and supports the work of historic preservation groups. The residents of Takoma Park have joined together in many neighborhood associations, civic groups, and arts organizations. Takoma Park is home to countless concerts, art exhibits, political crusades, dances, neighborhood parties, quilting bees, festivals, and volunteer action projects — many happening simultaneously. Over seven hundred small businesses and non-profit organizations are located in Takoma Park. The Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op is an active community spot, offering “wholesome food, high quality products, and community resources in clean, friendly cooperative grocery store.”
Visit Republic for its daily happy hour and raw bar specials. Love Italian? Head to Trattoria da Lina for its house-made pastas, sauces, and meatballs. True to its progressive nature, Takoma Park is also home to many vegetarian and vegan restaurants.