Takoma Park, Maryland is located in Montgomery County Maryland, adjacent to Washington, D.C. on the northeast side of the District. First planned as a commuter suburb, The City of Takoma Park was founded in 1883 by Benjamin Franklin Gilbert along the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The City was incorporated in 1890 and is governed by the City Council, with a Mayor and six Council members employing the Council/Manager form of government
Quality of Life:
Takoma Park is an official "Tree City, USA" and is also widely known as Azalea City. It is a nuclear free zone, has an award-winning recycling program, and supports the work of historic preservation groups. Residents who are not yet U.S. citizens may vote in local elections and hold local elective office.
The residents of Takoma Park have joined together in many places of worship, neighborhood associations, civic groups and arts organizations. Here, one will find concerts, exhibits, political crusades, dances, neighborhood parties, quilting bees and volunteer action projects going on simultaneously. Over seven hundred businesses and non-profit organizations are located in Takoma Park, most of them small. Two of the main hubs in Takoma Park are the Co-op (grocery store) and the Takoma Park Metro station. There is always bustling activity around both of these places.
Takoma Park Metro connected residents to the WMATA grid on the Red Line. Main roads include Piney Branch Road, Philadelphia Avenue and Carroll Avenue.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 15 miles.
Washington Dulles International Airport: < 35 miles.
Baltimore Washington International Airport: < 35 miles.
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