Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C., and part of the Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890, Takoma Park, informally called “Azalea City,” is a Tree City USA and a nuclear-free zone. A planned commuter suburb, it is situated along the Metropolitan Branch of the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, just northeast of Washington, D.C., and it borders the neighborhood of Takoma, Washington, D.C. It is governed by an elected mayor and six elected councilmembers, who form the city council, and an appointed city manager.
The housing is varied and can be unique and wonderful, much like the town itself. Takoma Park is served by the Takoma Metro station on the Red Line just within the DC borders. A network of bus lines through the town lead to the station, as well as to the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations. WMATA buses go into the District, and several Montgomery County lines head to other towns in Montgomery County. For those with cars, Takoma Park is relatively close to the Beltway, as well as to I-95 and Route 1 heading north.