From its original moniker as “Azalea City” to its current name, Takoma Park is a special place all its own – a definite Montgomery County mainstay. A well-defined commuter suburb of Washington DC, Takoma Park grew from the B&O Railroad line and became attractive to home developers due to its rolling elevation that necessitated a planned development of narrow, gridded streets. As one of the nation’s most progressive cities, Takoma Park is chock full of vibrant neighborhoods that are readily accessible from its bustling historic district. Many cultural and artistic events take place in and around this downtown haven. Takoma Park also came into its own due to a Metrorail station located in the heart of the old downtown area making a jump into the Nation’s Capital a simple, quick and easy one. Many of the Metro’s riders are able to walk or ride a bike to the station from their front doors. The housing market, like Takoma Park’s residents, is diverse. It includes a mix of farmhouses, arts and crafts-style homes, bungalows, ranch houses and contemporary apartments among others.