Homes for Sale Kensington MD
Outdoor recreation and small-town charm in an eclectic Maryland enclave
Combining the best of small-town charm, meticulous landscaping, and a state-of-the-art train system, the neighborhoods of Garrett Park, Kensington, and North Bethesda offer a bastion of suburban bliss just minutes from the nation’s capital. With gorgeous green spaces and perfectly maintained hiking trails, this friendly, laid-back community sets the stage for a life of ease and elegance.
With winding, leafy streets and historic homes, Garrett Park exudes the romance and whimsy of an English village. Named for Robert W. Garrett, a president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Garrett Park offers easy access to nearby DC, courtesy of the MARC and Metro Redline trains. Full of historic architecture and magnificent trees, this arboretum city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In keeping with the English village feel, nearby Kensington was designed after its namesake garden suburb in England. Sporting stunning Victorian and Gothic architecture, lush gardens, and a charming collection of antique shops, Kensington evokes both a sense of nostalgia and excitement for the future. Nestled between Bethesda and Rockville, North Bethesda shines with grand properties ranging from light-filled modern stunners and luxe high-rises to sleek new construction build and sweet English cottage designs. Known for upscale boutiques and leafy streets, North Bethesda is a perfect blend of urban excitement and quiet village beauty.
What to Love
- Beautiful setting for outdoor recreation
- Small-town charm with an eclectic vibe
- Easy access to DC and Northern Virginia
- A warm, close-knit community
People & Lifestyle
With quiet streets and an impressive network of hiking trails, Garrett Park, Kensington, and North Bethesda provide residents with a serene setting to recharge after working in the city. This suburban oasis is home to a community of well-educated and cultured people, many of whom are high-level players in DC’s political arena.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Garrett Park, Kensington, and North Bethesda delight residents with a playful array of bistros and boutiques. Victorian charm meets mid-century modernity at Black Market Bistro, a charming eatery featuring a classic New American menu and Sunday brunch. A premier destination for upscale boutiques and culinary excellence, North Besthesda’s Pike and Rose is a coveted place to play, work, and live. Enjoy fresh coastal flavors at Summer House, an airy bistro with crisp wine, California fare, and beachy vibes. The small-batch, handcrafted menu at Sunday Morning Bakehouse elevates morning pastries, while Nada reimagines Latin American cuisine.
Those with a passion for hunting down a classic silverware style or a collection of rare books will delight in visiting Kensington Antique Row. Refresh after a day of shopping with a treat from Potomac Sweets or the elegant New American cuisine at Ktown Bistro. Liven things up at the historic Hank Dietle’s Tavern, a laid-back roadhouse featuring live music and a retro vibe, or entice the palate with the fusion flavors at Julii, Chef Dimitri Moshovitis’ timeless bistro featuring French classics infused with Levantine spices.
Things to Do
With nearby DC lending inspiration and a community of cultured residents, Garrett Park, Kensington, and North Bethesda dazzle with a lineup of engaging and exciting events. Start your weekend at the lovely Garrett Park Farmers’ Market and stock up on organic ingredients for gourmet meals or artisan cheeses and local honey. Ring in the holiday season with the beloved Festival of Lights at DC’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A stunning display of artistry, this whimsical celebration tugs at the heart and you'll find even the most staunch Scrooge a little misty-eyed. Like something out of a storybook, the Noyes Library for Young Children provides a playground for the imagination. Devoted entirely to its youngest patrons, this adorable one-room library offers a comfortable space for little ones to explore reading and imaginative storytelling. Make a night of it at the renowned Strathmore Music Center, North Bethesda’s premier spot for performing arts.
Garrett Park, Kensington, and North Bethesda offer students access to several top educational opportunities, both public and private, including:
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