The Kent neighborhood–recently listed as #5 on the DC list for highest home price appreciation in 2015–is a sought-after living community with a rich history and eclectic architectural identity.
Nestled between MacArthur Boulevard and Battery Kembal Park, this strictly residential area has its roots in the Civil War. It is here that the District housed a large fort for Union troops. After the war, it acted as a safe refuge for freed slaves and other minorities. Today the Kent area still attracts a diverse collection of residents; it is truly an international community.
Underneath its lush tree cover, Kent hosts the award winning public school, Francis Scott Key Elementary School. And the stunning architecture of its luxurious homes adds interest and sophistication as they vary in style from 18th century bungalows to 1930s center-hall colonials. One of the hallmarks of the community is a residence on Chain Bridge Road, built in 1952 and designed by acclaimed modernist, Walter Gropius.