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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
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.
About Kensington...
Population
2,269

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$707,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,522
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Kensington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Kensington

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$122,847
National
$55,322

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Kensington Reviews

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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.
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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!