Takoma Park Real Estate
Located in Montgomery County, Maryland, Takoma Park is often confused with the community of Takoma in Washington, DC. The two suburbs share a border, a business district, a Metro station, and even a Fourth of July parade. Both Takomas were originally part of a single development founded in 1883 as Takoma Park although they later separated with Takoma Park incorporated under the state of Maryland in 1890.
The name “Takoma” comes from an indigenous word meaning “lifted up” or “near heaven” and alludes to the area’s desirable elevation 350 feet higher than DC. True to its name, Takoma Park is a leafy suburb home to a number of healthy, mature trees that help lower the temperatures on hot summer days. The area is also known as Azalea City because of the botanical work of one of its early leading citizens. Azaleas continue to prevail throughout the town and its gardens. Read more about Takoma Park real estate.
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