BOUNDARIES: Roughly, the Prince George’s County border to the southeast; the D.C. border to the southwest; and University Boulevard, Carroll Avenue, Flower Avenue and Piney Branch Road to the north.

SCHOOLS: Takoma Park and Piney Branch elementary schools, Takoma Park Middle School, Blair High School.

HOME SALES: In the past 12 months, 135 houses sold, at prices ranging from $141,000 to $920,000, according to Meg Finn of Long & Foster. Forty-nine condos sold ($65,000 to $293,000). Forty-eight houses are on the market, from $210,000 to $1.3 million, as are 24 condos, from $85,000 to $249,500. Twenty-one houses are under contract, from $199,000 to $725,000, and 12 condos, from $128,000 to $299,500.

WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Takoma Metro station, Takoma Recreation Center, Takoma Park Library, Washington Adventist Hospital, Sligo Creek, shops and restaurants in downtown Takoma Park.

WITHIN 15 MINUTES BY CAR: Downtown Silver Spring, downtown Bethesda.

TRANSIT: Takoma Metro station (Red Line) and multiple Metrobus lines, including 52, 53, 54, 62, 63, F1, F2, K1, K2, 3, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 24 and 25.