Sumner

Calling Sumner Home

Sumner is known for its tight knit community and the natural beauty of the neighborhood's gentle hills and mature trees. The neighborhood's location just off Massachusetts Avenue and the Clara Barton Parkway/Canal Road makes commuting to the District, Northern Virginia and other parts of Maryland via I-495 & I-270 a breeze. Easy access to Little Fall Valley Stream Park, the Capitol Crescent Trail and the C & O Towpath provides residents of Sumner and Fort Sumner phenomenal recreational opportunities while The Shops at Sumner Place provide the neighborhood with restaurant, retail, services and grocery at their fingertips. The neighborhood also enjoys the distinction of being the closest Bethesda neighborhood to the District that feeds into popular Walt Whitman High School.

 

History

Sumner is a community of around 560 largely colonial homes that were built by W.C. & A.N Miller development company in the late 1940's. An additional 111 homes on the opposite side of Sangamore Road were developed on the actual site of Fort Sumner, a Civil War fort that was razed in 1956 to accommodate the neighborhood that now bears its name. These homes were constructed by 15 different builders leading to a more eclectic mix of architectural styles.

 

Architecture

Sumner features mostly colonial homes while Fort Sumner contains a far broader mix of housing styles, including colonials, ranch/ramblers and split levels.

 

Neighborhood Amenities

Little Falls Stream Valley Park, Capitol Crescent Trail & C & O Towpath nearby, Sangamore Park, The Shops at Sumner Place

 

Local Businesses

Shops at Sumner Place, Westbard Square Shopping Mall, Spring Valley Shopping Center

 

Similar Maryland Neighborhoods to Explore

Wood Acres/Springfield, Westgate, Westmoreland Hills

 

 

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Overview for Sumner, MD

2,667 people live in Sumner, where the median age is 47.3 and the average individual income is $99,795.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,667

Total Population

47.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$99,795.19

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Sumner, MD

Sumner has 1,075 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sumner do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,667 people call Sumner home. The population density is 5,414.39 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

2,667

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

47.3

Median Age

48.29 / 51.71%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,075

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$99,795.19

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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