Residents perform in the 4th of July Parade in Takoma Park, Maryland.

#32. Takoma Park

Spring in Takoma Park is marked by the blooming of thousands of azalea bushes which gave the city its nickname, “Azalea City.” Located near Washington, D.C. Takoma Park features a range of houses from historic bungalows to Victorian mansions. Sligo Creek and Long Branch Creek traverse through this largely residential area. The largest commercial district is Takoma-Langley Crossroads, and also part of the community are two college campuses along with Washington Adventist Hospital.

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