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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Takoma Park.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Takoma Park ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baltimore. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the northeast of Takoma Park. Baltimore has a population of 612,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Arlington (VA). It lies just southwest of Takoma Park and has a population of 208,000 people.

For comparison, Takoma Park has a population of 17,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Takoma Park and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Annapolis   [Map]   39,321   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bowie   [Map]   58,859   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
College Park   [Map]   32,303   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Frederick   [Map]   71,408   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Gaithersburg   [Map]   68,710   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Greenbelt   [Map]   23,489   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hyattsville   [Map]   18,333   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Laurel   [Map]   25,906   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rockville   [Map]   68,401   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Westminster   [Map]   18,593   N   41 miles [66 km]
Alexandria (VA)   [Map]   160,035   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Fairfax (VA)   [Map]   24,097   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Herndon (VA)   [Map]   24,532   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Leesburg (VA)   [Map]   54,215   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Manassas (VA)   [Map]   41,501   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Adelphi   [Map]   ---   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brentwood   [Map]   3,492   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burnt Mills Village   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chevy Chase Section Five   [Map]   717   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chevy Chase Section Three   [Map]   797   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chillum   [Map]   ---   SE   Less than 2 miles
Clifton Park Village   [Map]   ---   N   Less than 2 miles
Forest Glen   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hillandale   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Indian Spring Village   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Langley Park   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Martin's Additions   [Map]   1,004   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Mount Rainier   [Map]   8,147   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
North Brentwood   [Map]   556   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Silver Spring   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles

For more communities neighboring Takoma Park, please visit our County-by-County Page for Takoma Park.

Montgomery County ...

Takoma Park is located in Montgomery County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County: Frederick, Howard, Prince George's, Fairfax (VA) & Loudoun (VA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Takoma Park ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Takoma Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Takoma Park ...

Looking for more information about Takoma Park? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Takoma Park, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Takoma Park.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Takoma Park.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Takoma Park. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Takoma Park. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Maryland

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Maryland Statewide Tourism
    Takoma Park Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Takoma Park


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Maryland

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Maryland

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Maryland

Airports Near Takoma Park ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Takoma Park.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Maryland Airport   [Map]   2W5   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Takoma Park.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Takoma Park. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Charlottesville Airport (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   CHO   SW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl. (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   SHD   WSW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
College Park Airport(ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   CGS   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Freeway Airport   [Map]   W00   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tipton Airport (FME/KFME)   [Map]   FME   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montgomery County Airpark (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   GAI   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington Exec.   [Map]   W32   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Maryland Airport   [Map]   2W5   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leesburg Exec.(ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   JYO   WNW   30 miles [48.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
        Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
        Website for Tipton Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery County Airpark
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Martin State Airport   (ICAO: KMTN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport   (ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stafford Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRMN)   [Map]
        Website for Stafford Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
        Website for Richmond International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
        Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
        Website for Atlantic City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
        Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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About Montgomery County

About Maryland

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Takoma Park: www.cityoftakomapark.org/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Takoma Park.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Takoma Park. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Takoma Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Takoma Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Takoma Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Takoma Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9811, Longitude: -77.0027     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Takoma Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Takoma Park), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Takoma Park.



 
 
 

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