Blog posts about the Tenleytown Neighborhood in Washington, DC.

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As one of the oldest communities in DC, Tenleytown enjoys a long and rich history. It was originally built up as a rural village centered around a tavern that brought in wagon traffic traveling from farms to Georgetown.

In fact, at one time Tenleytown was called Tennally’s Town after the owner of the tavern. This Northwest neighborhood was also once home to a commercial area including a blacksmith shop, a few stores and a church.

It’s location, though, no doubt made it an important site during the Civil War. Tenleytown sits on the highest point in the District, making it the obvious choice for a fort and the location of Union forces.

Following the war, the site developed into Reno City. The mostly African American community built up homes,

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Tenleytown is a neighborhood in upper northwest DC that blends a quiet residential setting with a bustling urban center. Tenleytown enjoys far-reaching views, and is a great neighborhood to live, work and discover with a range of entertainment, art galleries, athletics and social events. Beautiful tree-lined streets plus great transit access attracts homebuyers to this part of town. From families to young professionals or older couples, Tenleytown offers large single-family homes, modest single-family homes and condos. The historic northwest DC neighborhood is a charming community, just steps from its own Metro Station, Tenleytown-AU Metro stop. A Capital Bikeshare Station can also be found at the top of the Metro Station.

Tenleytown is south of

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Tenleytown has beautiful tree-lined streets and great transit access in this corner of upper northwest DC, where the entire neighborhood is within walking distance of the Metro Station at Tenleytown-AU on the Red Line and buses run on regular schedules on Wisconsin Avenue.  The Tenleytown enclave is among the best public-transit friendly neighborhoods in DC.  The Beltway is a 10-minute drive north, and nearby MacArthur Boulevard and Chain Bridge can easily access northern Virginia.  The area is south of Chevy Chase, northwest of Cleveland Park and north of Glover Park.  Tenleytown’s commercial area lies along Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  

The neighborhood is neatly between Cleveland Park and Bethesda, Maryland with attractive detached homes from the 1920’s and

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Fort Reno Park, a park in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest DC, is the highest point in DC, and was engaged in the only Civil War battle to happen in the city.  While the tallest structure in DC is the Washington Monument at 555 feet above sea level, the highest elevation is centered at Fort Reno Park at 409 feet tall.  Fort Reno is located across the street from Woodrow Wilson High School in northwest DC.

The highest point in the city was used in 1861 by civil engineers to construct a fort.  The civil engineers operated under major John Barnard who was in charge of the defenses of Washington.  Fort Reno was one of several forts circling Washington to defend it against the Confederates.  With a perimeter of 517 yards, it had enough places for 27

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A rarity in upper Northwest DC, Tenley Hill luxury town homes are part of the condo boutique in a mixed-use building that includes offices and retail on the ground floor and residential living above, and located in an upscale neighborhood a block away from the Metro Station.  The commercial space fronts busy Wisconsin Avenue, yet the residential entrance is on a quiet side street.  The luxury town homes in the 5-story building have exterior bays of wood and glass that reflects the architecture of the surrounding homes in the neighborhood; Tenley Hill also includes two-level condos with individual roof decks in a 38-unit building. Tenley Hill offers everything within walking distance: Tenleytown Metro, shopping, dining and grocery stores.  The area is

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Tenleytown in Northwest D.C. is a desirable location for Washingtonians who commute downtown on the Metro Red Line.  Set amid restaurants and shopping on Wisconsin Avenue, the neighborhood of Tenleytown is well known for sophisticated in-town housing.  One mixed-use residential gem, the Cityline at Tenley, is a 204-unit condominium building at 4500 Wisconsin Avenue set on a historic property across the street from a Whole Foods Market, Starbucks, CVS drugstore, restaurants and shops.

The four-story residential structure has a retail base housing a Container Store, a Best Buy and an Ace Hardware store.  In addition to access to the Tenleytown Metro Station below the building, a bus to Georgetown stops in front of the building.  An American University

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Cityline at Tenley is a 204-unit condo development that is built above retail at the Tenleytown Metro.  This site was originally developed in the 1940s for a Sears and Robuck store and later housed a Hechingers.  The redevelopment of the site preserved the original art deco facade while adding four levels of modern condos.

Today the site is home to a ground-level retail component that includes a Best Buy, a Container Store and an Ace Hardware Store.  Rounding out the retail component of this location is a Whole Foods Market located directly across Wisconsin Avenue.

Cityline at Tenley developer finishes included contemporary open interiors with over-sized windows and private outdoor spaces.  Cityline at Tenley has one of the highest elevations in the

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