Located just northeast of the District line, Takoma Park is a unique incorporated town with a vintage atmosphere and an arty, eclectic downtown where you can buy vintage clothing and shop at the farmer’s market every Sunday. The homes range from small ramblers to elaborate Victorians, but the town is best known for its Arts & Crafts bungalows and Victorians. Sligo Park winds through the area with many green spaces and playgrounds that give the neighborhood an old-fashioned, small-town atmosphere.
Considered to be Washington D.C.’s first commuter suburb, Takoma Park was founded in 1883. The town has an extensive historic district with everything from large Victorian homes to tiny bungalows. Through years of change, Takoma Park has stayed true to its reputation as a place where all things original, creative, and even a little quirky are a way of life.