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The location of Takoma Park









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 30 miles [48 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 starting from Takoma Park and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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 nearby communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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]
Hyattsville Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   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]
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 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Maryland

    Maryland Tourism
    Parks for Maryland

    Fishing in Maryland
    Hunting in 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>   DirDistance
College Park Airport (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Freeway Airport (FAA ID: W00)   [Map]   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tipton Airport  (FME/KFME)   [Map]   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montgomery County Airpark  (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington Exec. (FAA ID: W32)   [Map]   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Washington Dulles Intl.    [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Maryland Airport (FAA ID: 2W5)   [Map]   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 better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity 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)   DirDistance
Baltimore - Washington Intl.  (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   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)   DirDistance
Wicomico Rgnl. (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   ESE   91 miles [146.5 km]
Charlottesville Airport  (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]   SW   97 miles [156.1 km]
Reading Rgnl.  (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   NNE   111 miles [178.6 km]
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.  (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]   WSW   113 miles [181.9 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
College Park Airport (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Freeway Airport (FAA ID: W00)   [Map]   ESE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Tipton Airport  (FME/KFME)   [Map]   ENE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Montgomery County Airpark  (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Washington Exec. (FAA ID: W32)   [Map]   SSE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Maryland Airport (FAA ID: 2W5)   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Leesburg Exec. (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]   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       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shenandoah Valley Rgnl.   (SHD/KSHD)   [Map]
  Website for Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
College Park Airport   (ICAO: KCGS)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tipton Airport   (FME/KFME)   [Map]
  Website for Tipton Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery County Airpark   (ICAO: KGAI)   [Map]
  Website for Montgomery County Airpark
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Leesburg Exec.   (ICAO: KJYO)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Manassas Muni.   (HEF/KHEF)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bay Bridge Airport   (ICAO: KW29)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
  Website for Harrisburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Frederick Muni.   (ICAO: KFDK)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Martin State Airport   (ICAO: KMTN)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Warrenton - Fauquier Airport   (ICAO: KHWY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stafford Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRMN)   [Map]
  Website for Stafford Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Richmond Intl.   (RIC/KRIC)   [Map]
  Website for Richmond International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
  Website for Philadelphia International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newport News Intl.   (PHF/KPHF)   [Map]
  Website for Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
  Website for Atlantic City International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Charlottesville Airport   (CHO/KCHO)   [Map]
  Website for Charlottesville - Albemarle Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
  Website for Reading Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Takoma Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Takoma Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Takoma Park. The point we use 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>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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