Takoma Park, Maryland 

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National center - Along the Potomac River between southern Maryland and northern Virginia, inland from Chesapeake Bay
Pros
-Uniquely attractive core
-Arts and culture
-Historic interest
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metro Area

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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Takoma Park
Zip Codes: 20912
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Takoma Park is 3.70% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Takoma Park jobs have increased by 1.29%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Takoma Park's cost of living is 50.60% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Takoma Park's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Takoma Park's population is 17,713 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.07%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 37 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Takoma Park is $459,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 14.78%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Takoma Park

It's a good time to buy in Takoma Park. Home Appreciation is up 2.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Takoma Park Real Estate.

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Reviews for Takoma Park    4 Reviews
Buyer Beware - 8/16/2015
I have been a resident of Takoma Park since 1987. During that time, I have watched it change from a haven for artists and musicians to a yuppified, pretentious,... (Read More)

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liberal - 1/1/2008
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Convenient to Metro - 5/21/2007
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