Takoma Park, MD

City Data

Location: Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a suburb of Washington DC.  Founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890, Takoma Park, informally called “Azalea City,” and is a planned commuter suburb located just northeast of Washington, D.C.   It is a hilly area with numerous narrow gridded streets.

Metro: Red Line

Atmosphere: Takoma Park is known for a variety of cultural events, most notable of which is the Takoma Park Folk Festival, which attracts an audience from across the Mid-Atlantic region.  Takoma Park residents seem to value community over consumerism, and the town is the kind of place where engaging with fellow neighbors around shared interests is valued.

These are a Few of Our Favorite Things:

Roscoe’s Pizza gets a special shout out, if only for the awesome story of how it got its name: Roscoe the Rooster, a Takoma Park resident for ten years even has his own statue.

Take a sneak peek inside  historic homes during the annual Takoma Park House Tour

Takoma Park Street Festival: The Takoma Park Street Festival takes place on a mile stretch of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC with over 200 artisans, community groups, children’s activities, food vendors and a variety of green companies. The festival has three stages that play host to 18 popular local bands

Every Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM is the Takoma Park Farmers’ Market, fresh produce and prices that won’t break the bank.

Take advantage of the Takoma Aquatic Center, a fantastic indoor pool with a kiddie play area

Start your morning slowly and sweetly with a chocolate chip and banana pancake breakfast at Mark’s Kitchen


Amano Check out their wide range of jewelry from around the word and right here at home by local artists.

Artspring  It started with a group of artists and creators making beautiful artwork and crafts in their basements, now a place to find exquisite locally made and affordable artwork

The Big Bad Woof The area’s largest collection of organic, raw, and holistic food for your best friend.  Fair trade and Eco-friendly pet toys.