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.



New Restaurants + Retail

  • 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 opened in 2021 as well.
  • El Sabor A Mexico, a Mexican restaurant, opened in 2021 and Black Box Botanical, a houseplant and wellness shop, opened in 2022.

Transit-Oriented Development

  • Jair Lynch Real Estate Partners is developing Entwine, a 129- unit affordable building for residents aged 55 and older that is expected to deliver in 2022.
  • The Arbor at Takoma, developed by Neighborhood Development Company (NDC), is under construction and will deliver 36 market-rate and affordable condo units and NDC’s new corporate office in 2023/24.
  • A conceptual development plan calls for up to 380 apartments and 20,000 SF of retail space to be built on the existing Takoma Metro station parking lot through a partnership between WMATA and developer EYA.

Great Streets

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