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.
Flickr: Lauren Rauk 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more