One of Washington, DC’s oldest communities, Tenleytown offers a small town atmosphere and homes that are luxurious without being ostentatious. Located not far from the Maryland border in DC’s Northwest quadrant, this lovely neighborhood combines a friendly residential vibe with welcome amenities along Wisconsin Avenue. It’s an idyllic setting that checks a lot of boxes for prospective home buyers. That said, the inventory can be sparse.

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Tenleytown is the second-oldest neighborhood in the District, dating back to the late 1700s and named after John Tennally, a local tavern owner. The community sits at an elevated location, and includes Fort Reno Park, named for a Civil War fortification and barracks that overlooked the city. The rural community developed slowly over time, as evidenced by the alluring mixture of older and traditional architecture, such as Victorian, Colonial, Craftsman, Queen Anne, Tudor, Cape, and even Federal styles.

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Modern day Tenleytown doesn’t seem that far removed from its quaint roots. Traipsing along the leafy sidewalks you’ll see homes sitting well back from the street, bordered by picket fences, lush lawns and plantings. Once you reach the center of town as defined by Wisconsin Avenue, newer commercial development mingles with older storefronts. The inevitable march of time and progress is helped by Tenleytown Main Street, a nonprofit that works with local business owners to ensure that the community spirit is not lost.

One of the trends in recent years has been the emergence of luxury condos, such as Tenley Hill, and Cityline at Tenley. The latter is a stylish mixed-use development that sits atop the Tenleytown Metro Station. The sleek structure was once home to a Sears and Roebuck store, built in 1942. Tenleytown’s neighbors include Friendship Heights to the north, Forest Hills to the east, North Cleveland Park to the south, and American University Park to the west.

To learn more about homes for sale in Tenleytown, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-929-3600.

Tenleytown, District of Columbia FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far is Tenleytown from downtown Washington, DC?

A: The distance is less than five miles. Massachusetts Avenue leads into the downtown area, while Wisconsin Ave leads to Georgetown.

Q: Is there public transit in Tenleytown?

A: Yes, the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station with Red Line service is located at 4501 Wisconsin Avenue.

Q: Are there any good grocery store options in Tenleytown?

A: Yes, there is a Whole Foods, as well as a Target Grocery at Cityline at Tenley.

Q: Is there a typical price range for homes in Tenleytown?

A: Prices are always changing in Washington, DC but single-family homes in Tenleytown have recently been selling in a range between one and two million dollars. There are outliers, of course.

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