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The Neighborhood:


Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery CountyMaryland and a suburb of Washington, D.C.. It hosts a major urban center to the northwest, by Montgomery College campus. There are a community of houses, apartments and small shops, big shopping centers and more, due to the surrounding areas of Silver Spring, Langley Park, Flower Avenue and Piney Branch Road. Around Route 410, in the geographic center of town, is the city’s large food co-op; Takoma-Langley Crossroads in downtown Langley Park, and the Flower shopping district, both of which are home to many immigrant-owned establishments. Also there is Takoma Park’s municipal center and Washington Adventist University

Though small in size, Takoma Park boasts a very popular reputation. It is known for a variety of cultural events, such as Takoma Park Folk Festival (a music festival held annually which attracts audience across the Mid-Atlantic) and other festivals with numerous varieties of music from local and national artists, including blues, klezmer, bluegrass, Celtic, and hip-hop, and traditional music and dance from around the world. It is also home of Takoma Records which popularized the city as a haven for folk musicians. There are many other attractive sources of culture such as the A.Salon Building, a large art studio warehouse and former printing plant, the Takoma Theater, the Flower Theater, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and the Institute of Musical Traditions.

Location:


Just northeast of Washington, D.C. and it borders the neighborhood ofTakoma, Washington, D.C.. Takoma Park is bounded by downtown Silver Spring, Maryland,  along University Boulevard to the northeast;Chillum, Maryland, in Prince George’s County to the southeast, bounded by New Hampshire Avenue, a state highway; and Takoma, Washington, D.C. to the southwest, separated by Eastern Avenue, which follows the District of Columbia line.

A Little History:


Founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890, Takoma Park was informally called “Azalea City,” as a Tree City USA and a nuclear-free zone. It was planned as a commuter suburb, situated along the Metropolitan Branch of the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

The Takoma Park Folk Festival has been in existence since 1978, founded by Sam Abbott, former Mayor of the city and civil-rights activist.[31] In addition to hosting concerts on several stages by musicians from around the world, the festival also celebrates cultural diversity of the region, with a wide variety of ethnic food and crafts.

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Note: The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is sponsoring efforts to construct the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a rail trail in D.C. parallel to the Red Line, to connect Washington Union Station to Silver Spring and Bethesda, Maryland by way of the 12-mile (19 km) Capital Crescent Trail for bicycle commuting purposes.

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