If homes styles in this smallish community seem straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting, there’s a reason. Once farm country, the arrival of the railroad in 1873 helped boost development. Twenty years later the town was developed as a Victorian community, giving it a unique and picturesque sense of style.
Are all homes for sale in Kensington of the Victorian design? No, not at all—you can also find other styles typical to Washington Metro and built of a period of time, including Colonial, Cape, Rambler, Split-level and new custom homes with typical quasi-traditional architecture. That said, Victorian influences from antique homes to newer models remain substantial. For more information about Kensington, MD homes for sale, give us a call!
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It is also worth noting that this small town of about 2,200 residents is joined by Kensington Estates to the west as well as South Kensington, adding to the overall size and population. The combined area is known as Greater Kensington with a population of roughly 22,000.
There are also condos for sale in Kensington, MD, including a few 1970s era townhouses and mid-rises, and a large International-style hi-rise known as The Waterford, built in 1972. The emphasis when it comes to Kensington MD real estate, however, is on detached single-family homes for sale, ranging from highly affordable cottages in the low six figure range all the way up to around $2 million.
There’s plenty of amenities and attractions, including an Old Town Center with antique buildings, storybook gardens, parks and sidewalk cafes. Kensington also offers bookstores and libraries, fitness centers and restaurants and a local MARC rail line operating out of the original B&O depot. There’s a lot to like about this historic Victorian town.