The second oldest community in Washington, Tenleytown overlooks the city from its highest point and blends a small town feel with a vibrant array of urban amenities along Wisconsin Avenue.

Shopping, dining, recreation, and top-notch education are all within close walking distance of the neighborhood’s tree-lined streets and two-story single-family homes. Multi-generational and family-oriented, Tenleytown continues to be among DC’s most sought-after and stable communities.

1,700 New Residential Units

  • In 2018, Urban Investment Partners converted the former WAMU studios into a new, 100- unit apartment building.
  • Over the next five years, more than 1,600 new residential units will be added to the market along with 225,000 SF of retail and 62,000 SF of office space.


City Ridge, the redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae HQ at 3900 Wisconsin Avenue, has started construction and will bring DC’s first Wegmans, additional retail & office space, 650 new residential units, and a 150-room hotel by 2022.


  • 131,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 86% population with Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • $214K average household income
  • Detailed demographics

A Vibrant Commercial Center

Tenleytown offers more than 30 restaurants, including the recently opened Bandit Taco (2019), Olive Bistro (2018), Pizzeria Paradiso (2018), SEOULSPICE (2017), and Wawa (coming in 2019). These establishments join Ace Hardware, The Container Store, Orangetheory Fitness, Whole Foods, and iconic local businesses like Sullivan’s Toys and Art Supplies, and Middle C Music.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

Wisconsin Avenue (north of R Street) is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2018, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

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