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Kent is one of Washington’s most sought-after neighborhoods located in the northwest quadrant with a decidedly suburban feel. It is home to some of the most expensive residences in the city, particularly along Lowell Street and Chain Bridge Road.
A triangular-shaped neighborhood, Kent is divided it into two distinct areas. The hilly western section was developed in the 1930s and 40s in a suburban style of that time with similar-looking Colonial-style houses. The east side developed beginning before the Civil War and retains a more estate-like character. Many of the homes were designed by distinguished architects such as modernist Walter Gropius and are interspersed with 18th-century farmhouses and 20th-century Colonials.
Kent is entirely residential with all commercial development located along MacArthur Boulevard in Palisades. Residents dine at popular restaurants including Figs, Makoto, Bambu, Listrani's, BlackSalt, Chen's Gourmet, Palisades Pizzeria and Clam Bar, Kotobuki, DC Boathouse, and Et Voila'. The Sunday year-round farmer’s market on MacArthur Boulevard is also a spot to gather and mingle.
Schools in Kent include the celebrated Horace Mann Elementary as well as other DC public schools. Several private and parochial schools are also nearby.