ANCHORED BY THE TAKOMA METRORAIL STATION, this neighborhood serves as a gateway into the District from the affluent suburbs of Montgomery County, Maryland. Takoma’s pedestrian-scaled streets and well-preserved Victorian-style homes lend a vibrant town village character that never ceases to attract new retailers and residents to the neighborhood.

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New Development


SGA plans to construct 170 rental units on an assemblage encompassing 300-308 Carroll Street and 325 Vine Street. The project involves renovating two existing single-family homes and preserving three one-story commercial structures onsite.


Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners is developing 129 affordable units for residents aged 55 and older plus retail at 218 Vine Street. Just two blocks from the Metro, the project is expected to arrive in 2022.


The Arbor at Takoma (218 Cedar Street), developed by Neighborhood Development (NDC), will deliver 36 market-rate and affordable condominiums and NDC’s new corporate office in 2023/24.


New F&B in 2021

  • Donut Run, DC’s first all-vegan donut shop, opened its first permanent storefront at 6904 4th Street after operating for years as a popup.
  • The historic Takoma Theatre (c. 1923), rehabilitated as an outpatient clinic for the Children’s National Medical Center, welcomed specialty coffee purveyor Lost Sock Roasters’ first standalone retail operation. A sixth location for DC juice bar Turning Natural will arrive this year as well.

Great Streets

Takoma’s commercial corridors are designated Great Streets whose small businesses may apply for up to $50,000 in grant funds to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs.