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It would be an understatement to say that the nation’s capital is a unique place. The centrally located National Mall is an urban planning gem, with excellent open spaces, walking paths, and major monuments in a classic architectural style. Lining the mall is the Smithsonian museum complex, probably the best set of museums in the world in a single location. In reality, the whole mall setup is a museum in and of itself and a major destination for locals and visitors alike. Numerous government offices and first class hospitality venues surround the mall. To the northwest of the mall, but still within the city limits, lies the upscale residential and commercial enclave of Georgetown, home to Georgetown University, George Washington Hospital, and a variety of entertainment and nightlife amenities. But not all of the D.C. central city glitters; to the north and east in particular lies a considerable expanse of socioeconomically mixed neighborhoods and areas of urban decay.


National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay See Local Real Estate
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City: Kensington
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Kensington

    The unemployment rate in Kensington is 3.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kensington jobs have Increased by 1.29 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kensington's cost of living is 85.00% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Kensington's Cost of Living
    Kensington's population is 2,330 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.02 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Kensington is $658,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.02%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Kensington public schools spend $16,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Kensington. Learn more...

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Not as expensive as Chevy Chase, Bethesda or upper NW, but very clean safe affordable and close in to... (Read More)




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Kensington is lovely place to live

I have lived in Kensington for the last couple of years. This place is great-virtually no crime, close to DC, shops and parks, excellent schools, metro and commuter... (Read More)



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