Takoma Park

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About Takoma Park

Located only a few minutes from Washington, D.C., this suburban city offers a small-town feel and locals with a lively appreciation for their community. Takoma Park welcomes a variety of different styled homes, from Victorians to bungalows to Cape Cods and even some modern styles. The neighborhood is home to a vibrant community and it's not uncommon to see homes in this area with colorfully-painted exteriors.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $200,000 to $1,600,000

Closed Prices: $226,000 to $1,385,000

Median Sale Price: $630,000

Average $ per sq ft: $386

Association Fee Ranges: $133/quarter, $0 to $306/mo, $0

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1894 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1894 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 6 Bathrooms

Getting Around Takoma Park

Around Takoma Park

It's convenient that most of the homes here are centered around the Takoma metro station. Carroll Avenue boasts an abundant amount of charm, lined with shops and restaurants. Most Takoma Park residents live in high and low-rise apartment complexes that surround Sligo Creek, which cuts through the community. If looking for the heart of the old commercial district, look no further than the corner of Eastern and Carroll Avenues.

For many, the organic food and fresh produce from TPSS Co-op (one of D.C.'s largest) and the year-round farmer's market are all the buzz. Every Sunday, the farmers market on Laurel Avenue runs from 10am- 2pm. From local produce to artisan cheese and baked goods, there are tons of tasty delights at this weekly event. If looking for dine-out options, vegetarians and omnivores alike are accounted for. What Takoma Park lacks in chains it makes up for in local favorites. Whether you're looking for classic comfort food, Jamaican classics, or a cheesecake dessert, you'll find what you're looking for here.

Along the tree-lined streets you can find homes that date back to the 1880s. Quaint bungalows and Victorian mansions, painted bright colors, give Takoma Park its character. Many young families move to the area because of its relative affordability, quirky charm, and attractive walkability. When walking down Carroll Avenue, amidst the lattes and main street storefronts, you'll also find vintage shops and independently-owned boutiques that add to Takoma Park's charming character.

Check out some great happy hour deals at the few bars and taverns located on the edges of the city. If looking to enjoy a quieter, social setting, why not enjoy a drink at any of the local spots that all seem to have that "neighborhood bar" feel. Republic is the standout restaurant in town, featuring something for just about everyone. See what exhibit, performance, or workshop is taking place at the "Electric Maid," a community arts space and performance venue located on Carroll Street. Cap the night by joining a drum circle or listening to some jazz improv at Gazebo Park.

Your typical Sunday routine should include a stop at the farmer's market. After picking up the week's groceries, see what community event the active locals of Takoma have scheduled. From regular street performances to the Annual Takoma Park Street Festival that happens on a Sunday in October, there is always something on the calendar. Try a group meditation or yoga class in the morning and maybe end the day at with trivia night at Olive Lounge & Grill. If you're looking to spend an athletic day indoors, there's always plenty to do at the Takoma Community Center. Take a break from your average gym routine and check out the pool, skate park, or bring your kids to the children's playground.

Locals Love

  • Strong sense of community
  • Farmers markets
  • Ability to live car-free

Locals Don't Love

  • Lack of chain stores
  • Cost of living

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