Neighborhoods

Takoma Park, MD

Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland, founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890. The city has experienced substantial gentrification in recent decades with many group houses being converted back into single-family homes. Takoma Park is located just northeast of Washington, D.C. with Sligo Creek Park and Sligo Creek Trail bisecting the area. The main street, Carroll Avenue, and the main state highway, Route 410/East West Highway, narrow to two lanes within city limits. Takoma Park has an extensive hardwood tree canopy which is protected by local ordinance.

Takoma Park is bounded by downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to the northwest, by Piney Branch Road, to the north; University Boulevard to the northeast; Chillum, Maryland, in Prince GeorgeÍs County to the southeast; by New Hampshire Avenue and Takoma, Washington, D.C. to the southwest, separated by Eastern Avenue, which follows the District of Columbia line. The corner of Eastern and Carroll Avenues roughly marks the center of the old commercial district. Other town centers include: “Takoma Junction,” the corner of Carroll Avenue and Route 410 in the geographic center of town, home to the cityÍs popular food co-op; Takoma-Langley Crossroads in downtown Langley Park, and the Flower shopping district. Takoma ParkÍs municipal center is located at the corner of Maple Avenue and Route 410. The zip codes for the neighborhood are 20912 and 20913.

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