Next Door to The District

Although it’s densely populated, Takoma Park feels surprisingly comfortable due to its hills and large trees. Known as “Azalea City” because of the many flowering azalea bushes, parks along Sligo Creek and Long Branch Creek provide bike trails and play areas for the community. Perfectly situated at the border of Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, residents are able to access the best of both worlds.

Easy Metro access at the Takoma station

Conveniently located next door to Washington, D.C.

A diverse African and Latin-American population

73% of residents choose Takoma Park for its proximity to D.C.


Takoma Park Library & Community Center

The Takoma Park Maryland Library is an independent municipal public library that operates a 23-workstation Computer Center in the Community Center, and four additional workstations in the Senior Room. In their FY16 budget, the Takoma Park City Council has approved funds for the Library Renovation Project.

A Designated Main Street

Takoma Park, MD is one of 23 designated Main Streets awarded by the State of Maryland. The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach supported by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Businesses, community organizations, and residents participate to help make the program a success—including clean-up days and area art projects.

Playgrounds & Parks

The Takoma Park area is filled with a variety of parks and trails for families and those who enjoy the outdoors. There are even many dog parks in the area too. For more information, visit the Montgomery Park website.

I'm proud to live in Takoma Park. The city has always been interested in serving the needs and interests of its citizens.

Current Resident

More Great Reasons

  • Recognized as a Tree City USA

  • Next to Montgomery College campus

  • Progressive voting rights, including 16- and 17-year olds

  • Home to many annual music and art festivals

takoma park Hot Spots

With its vibrant mix of spirit and sophistication, Takoma Park is a great place for people on the go.