Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA+
- Cost of LivingC
- Health & FitnessA+
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Kensington is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 2,269. Kensington is in Montgomery County and is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Kensington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Kensington there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Kensington and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kensington are highly rated.
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Very quaint town close to Westfield mall (very convenient). Fresh food from farmer's markets nearby, good schools (Einstein HS), very safe neighborhoods.
Quiet residential area with great hiking trails nearby, fitness center, and a local library for children and adults. Bus accessible and short driving distance to Grosvenor metro and Strathmore concert hall.
Kensington is a small suburb about eight miles from the Capitol dome as a bird flies. It has lots of schools and churches etc., and most people are pretty well off (not everyone). It does not have a lot of diversity. And people can pretty much ignore what is going on in the world around them if they want to. There are parks and a pretty nice downtown you can walk to from most parts of town. (Finally got a Chipotle and Five Guys - now there are three places to hang out, including Continental PIzza - at least til 8 pm.) That 's one problem; no place to hang out unless you go down to Bethesda or out to one of the malls, and that means driving or getting a ride. I have good friends in Kensington, and I have had a good life there. I just wish it were more welcoming to more kinds of people. Maybe it is just time to move out of the little pond and into the big wide ocean!