Washington, DC 20016
Tenleytown Real Estate
The DC Neighborhood That Feels Like a Village
Tenleytown, which boasts the highest natural elevation of any point in the city, owes its namesake to 1790s tavern owner John Tennally. Residents enjoy this pleasant, quiet neighborhood given its accessibility compared to its upscale counterparts. The high natural elevation is a fitting metaphor for Tenleytown’s quality of life; cutting edge schools, destination hangout spots, and a vibrant community.
Originally rural farmland, Tenleytown experienced construction intermittently throughout the 20th century. This sporadic growth led to a large variety of houses, from bungalows to Victorians to Colonials.
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In addition to containing a plethora of walking trails, community gardens, tennis courts, and playing fields, the historical Fort Reno hosts a wildly popular summer concert series. A number of prestigious art galleries such as The Gallery at Iona and Katzen Arts Center provide cultural outlets.
Retail options abound near the Tenleytown-AU Metro stop. There’s a Whole Foods, Best Buy, and Starbucks complemented by locally owned and operated restaurants such as Pete’s Apizza and Guapo’s.
Modern retail began springing up in Tenleytown as early as 1941 with the opening of Sears Department Store, and that very same space became the site for a mixed use condo and retail development.
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