Takoma Park, MD
The City of Takoma Park, MD (which borders - but is distinct from - Takoma, DC) has historically been more progressive culturally and in terms of governance, often known as DC's hippie and tree-hugging enclave. Contributing to this reputation are the city’s nuclear-free zone ordinance, water bottle ban, corn silo, neighborhood food co-op, and the medical marijuana dispensary just across the state border on the DC side. Takoma Park values individuality, with many residents choosing to express themselves through bright colors and lawn decorations. Takoma Park has tremendous architectural diversity, sporting 19th century Victorians, craftsman Colonials, bungalows from the 1920s, Cape Cods, American foursquares, farmhouses, and more. The neighborhood has become more popular in recent years, spurred in part by new restaurants and residential developments, with housing prices increasing accordingly.
Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment
Takoma Park's main retail and restaurant strip is on Carol Avenue, dotted with popular neighborhood haunts like Republic, Mark's Kitchen, Capital City Cheesecake, and (relative) newcomers Busboys & Poets and Spring Mill Bread Co. Takoma Park also offers staples like the Takoma Park Silver Spring food co-op, an Ace Hardware, vintage clothing stores, yoga studios, a bike shop, and an auto mechanic.
Things To Do
Take a Photo with Roscoe The Rooster
Browse The Offerings at the Takoma Park Farmers Market
- Take A Tap Dance Lesson at Knock On Wood Studio
- Stroll Along Sligo Creek
From its inception, even before incorporating as a City in Montgomery County, Takoma Park has been a rail commuting suburb. Takoma Metro station is on the Red Line, taking commuters north as far as Glenmont and South to Union Station before traversing through DC and up to Shady Grove back in Montgomery County, MD. Takoma Park is close to I-495, and Georgia Ave is a major thoroughfare connecting Takoma Park with downtown DC.
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