WELCOME TO KENSINGTON
WELCOME TO KENSINGTON
The Town of Kensington— long ago a farming community at Knowles station and then a bedroom community for Washington, DC commuters— has grown up into a tight-knit community rich in arts, restaurants, and outdoor fun. Located between Bethesda and Wheaton, Kensington has a small footprint of just a square mile but is well-rounded in all the amenities. Kensington Parkwood, Kensington Estates, Old Town Kensington, and Chevy Chase View are the neighborhoods closest to the heart of Kensington. Chevy Chase View is an incorporated town of its own, as is the Town of Kensington.
The Town of Kensington offers many local businesses that are cherished and supported by the community. Frankly Pizza, Dish and Dram, Continental Pizza and the Kensington Tea House are just a few of the locally-owned and operated restaurants that are bustling on any given day. The newly established Knowles Station offers the Knowles Station Wine Company, La Gelateria and more. Antique Row is rich with antique shops and vintage bookshops but also many boutique businesses such as GIGS Guitar Studio, Weisser Glass Studio, JennyCakes Bakery, and Adah Rose pottery studio.
Nearby are all the essentials such as Spiro's Barbershop, which has been in place for almost half a century, the post office, Johnson’s Florist and Gardening Centers, the Kensington Market, the Noyes Children’s Library and the Kensington Public Library are there and within walking distance. The CVS, Safeway and Five Guys help fill in the gaps if you’re looking for something more mainstream.
Rock Creek Park divides Kensington from nearby Garrett Park and is a lovingly maintained park with playgrounds and trails. Other outdoor options include the Kensington 8k, Colleen’s BA5k and the annual Memorial Day Parade. The icing on the cake? Santa Claus tours the town at Christmas atop a Kensington Volunteer Fire Company fire truck.
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Kensington is a 30-minute drive to downtown DC, allowing for quick access to the city center.
Take a look at our interactive map to see how long your new commute might be and what activities, restaurants, gas stations and schools are around your possible new home.