Kensington’s Antique Row features a variety of shops, restaurants, and more!

Whether you’re a D.C. native or new to the area, Kensington, MD is the walkable suburban gem you need to know about! With tons of recent development and convenient access to downtown D.C., Baltimore, and more, Kensington is the D.C. ‘burbs newest hot spot! 

Sourced from our favorite new and long-time Kensington locals, we’ve pulled together our 15 favorite local spots. All walkable from the heart of Kensington and the newest niche luxury townhouse development, Knowles Station, offering pre-locked interest rates starting at 4.125%. 

Without going more than a mile, you can enjoy urban amenities like walking to dinner, popping across the street for more sugar, or your childrens’ conveniently located activities. Despite its newest developments and amenities, Kensington has maintained its suburban, small town feel. Surrounded by a variety of parks and trails, there’s no shortage of green space to enjoy a long walk or bike ride. Whether you need a last minute gift, a girls’ night out, or to squeeze in a run, Kensington has it all at your fingertips!

Located less than three miles from both the Wheaton and Grosvenor Metro Stations with bus routes directly from the heart of Kensington and just a half mile from the MARC Commuter Train, Kensington has easy access to wherever your commute may take you. Worried about gas prices? Bike to downtown D.C., Bethesda and more via the Rock Creek-Beach Drive Bike Path!

Interested in learning more about living in Kensington? The Carolyn Homes Team is made up of local experts and we’re happy to share more information with you about all this D.C. suburb has to offer! 

Restaurants & Cafes 

  1. Knowles Station Wine & Co. (.08 miles)
  2. La Gelatteria (.08 miles)
  3. Frankly…Piizza! (.2 miles)
  4. Java Nation (.2 miles)
  5. Dish and Dram (.6 miles)
  6. Old Town Market (insider tip- they have the best greeting cards!) – (.6 miles)

Shopping, Activities & More!

  1. GIGS Music (.3 miles)
  2. Black Belt Martial Arts Center (.4 miles)
  3. Kensington Antique Row (.4 miles)
  4. SW7 (.4 miles)
  5. Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the train station (.5 miles)
  6. Blue Dog Boarding & Daycare (.6 miles)
  7. Noyes Library for Young Children (1.2 miles)

Parks & Trails

  1. Rock Creek Trail (.4 miles)
  2. St Paul’s Park (.5 miles)

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