About Kensington, MD (Capitol View Park / South Kensington)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Capitol View Park / South Kensington median real estate price is $965,826, which is more expensive than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in Maryland and 93.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Capitol View Park / South Kensington is currently $4,757, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in Maryland.

Capitol View Park / South Kensington is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kensington, Maryland.

Capitol View Park / South Kensington real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Capitol View Park / South Kensington, the current vacancy rate is 2.4%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Capitol View Park / South Kensington is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.3% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and families with school-aged children.

In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 1.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 78.4% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 32.9% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.4% of the workforce in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Furthermore, the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 20.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.4% of the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.2% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood has more Austrian and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 2.7% have Welsh ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood in Kensington are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 72.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood, 77.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 19.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.0%), and 5.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood in Kensington, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report German roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.5%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 10.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Capitol View Park / South Kensington neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (78.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (13.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2022. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, complete standardized testing did not take place during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2019
  • Educational Environment: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2022

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

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Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MD* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Albert Einstein High School
11135 Newport Mill Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
09-12
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Hwy
Bethesda, MD 20814
09-12
Oakland Terrace Elementary School
2720 Plyers Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20902
PK-05
Rosemary Hills Elementary School
2111 Porter Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PK-02
Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Ave
Bethesda, MD 20816
06-08
Newport Mill Middle School
11311 Newport Mill Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
06-08
North Chevy Chase Elementary School
3700 Jones Bridge Rd
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
03-05
Silver Creek Middle School
3701 Saul Rd
Kensington, MD 20895
06-08
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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