Takoma Park rooster statue and sign
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    Takoma Park

    Developer B.F. Gilbert, who purchased land along Washington’s northern border in 1883, aimed to build one of the earliest railroad-accessible suburbs of the nation’s capital. Progress nearly destroyed his peaceful town later in the 1960s, when construction of a federal highway was planned for the area. After residents successfully fought off that threat, Takoma Park gradually morphed into a place known for political activism and quirky nonconformity. “The People’s Republic of Takoma Park,” as locals sometimes jokingly call it, proclaimed itself a nuclear-free zone and erected a statue to honor Roscoe, the free-range rooster who roamed its streets a few decades ago. Residents enjoy a walkable lifestyle, thanks to a small downtown strip full of small shops and neighborhood restaurants, and even have their own local radio station. The city has a variety of housing, from Victorian mansions and 1920s wood-frame bungalows to brick colonials.


    • Population 17,600
    • Median Home Price $601,000
    • Median Age 39
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Takoma Park Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Takoma Park Middle School
    • High (9-12) Takoma Academy

    Public Transportation

    Explore Homes in Takoma Park

    • Lower Market 13th Pl

      BR 4.0

      BA 2.0

      SQ FT 1935

      Built 1941

    • Mid Market Flower Ave

      BR 5.0

      BA 3.0

      SQ FT 2525

      Built 1923

    • Upper Market Takoma Ave

      BR 4.0

      BA 3.5

      SQ FT 3100

      Built 1928

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