Tenleytown is a historic neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC, that combines the feel of a high-end suburb with urban amenities such as dining and retail options conveniently located so residents can easily get around on foot.
Originally named for an 18th century area tavern owner, John Tennally, the area is also home to the site of the highest point in Washington, Point Reno, and to nearly all of the District's radio and television towers. Fort Reno was a Civil War fort that helped protect the Capital against invasions, proving to be a critical lookout point from its high altitude. Read more about Tenleytown real estate.
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Today, Tenleytown properties combine a mix of architectural options ranging from small Victorians to duplexes and rowhouses as well as bungalows and center-hall Colonials. Cityline and Tenley Hill, two condo developments, round out the housing stock which also includes rentals. Tenleytown schools are one of the area's best kept secrets, acclaimed as some of the best in the city. Private schools such as Sidwell Friends (the Obama girls attend) and Georgetown Day School are nearby.
The Tenleytown-AU stop on the Washington Metro Red Line serves Tenleytown and adjacent American University Park, although the majority of the AU campus is southwest of the station.
Tenleytown boundaries include Garrison Street to the north, Upton Street to the south with Wisconsin Avenue and Reno Road to the west and east respectively.
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... Read More
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At more than 180-acres in size, Glover Archbold Park presents a desirable alternative for many locals and visitors hoping to escape the more urban surroundings. Found not far from Georgetown University or from several area neighborhoods, the park was originally named after two former landowners, now overseen by the National Park Service.
An extension of Rock Creek Park, the site presents a more natural location for enjoying the outdoors, from the hiking trails to th... Read More
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, modes... Read More
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 a... Read More
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 construc... Read More
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 archite... Read More
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 f... Read More
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Listing information last updated on April 1st, 2020 at 1:46pm EDT.