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Six miles north of the Washington monument, the incorporated city of Takoma Park, MD sits hugging the District line with a DC neighborhood that shares its name. Its name, however, is all that it shares, as it is one of the most unique places to live in the entire Metro region, giving residents a prideful badge of honor for those who share the value of the people who live there.Whether it is the activist, the refugee, or the politically engaged do-gooder, the town itself has been a haven for people who encourage others to speak with their actions as well as their voice. Developed on the C & O rail line in 1878 by an ambitious entrepreneur selling the dream of a victorian style suburb for the downtown businessman, Takoma Park became something else as the new century began: a community of organizers. That tradition would hold for another 100 years.
In the early decades of the 20th century, residents took an active hand in organizing their community life and as local young men marched off to World War II, residents opened their homes to an in flux of war time workers, such as nurses at Walter Reed Hospital.
In the latter half of the century, Takoma Park declared itself a sanctuary for Central American and African refugees, a nuclear-free zone, and a green city way before it was a trend to do so.
The Takoma Park reputation as a socially engaged and action oriented community re mains today as one of its de fining characteristics.
From being one of the first towns in America to develop multigenerational co-housing to creating an atmosphere of political tolerance and inclusivity, Takoma Park remains a beacon for those who want to live in a place that welcomes all while encouraging all to have a voice.
So whether you are looking for a good commute to downtown, a historic neighborhood with charm by its side, or a community that strives to make a difference, Takoma Park is waiting for you to say hello.
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