Neighborhoods

Tenleytown

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.

NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

  • In 2018, Urban Investment Partners converted the former WAMU studios into a new, 100-unit apartment building.
  • Over the next three years, more than 1,500 new residential units will be added to the market along with 305,000 SF of retail and 170,000 SF of office space.

WEGMANS + TARGET

  • City Ridge, the redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae HQ, has started construction and will bring DC’s first Wegmans, International Baccalaureate’s Global Centre for the Americas, an Equinox gym, KinderCare, and additional retail & office space, plus 687 new residential units in 2021.
  • Target opened a 46,000 SF store, its 8thsmall-format store in the DC metro area, above the Tenleytown Metrorail Station in November 2019.

TOP LOCAL INDUSTRIES

25,962 Total Area Employment

  • Educational Services: 17%
  • Health Care & Social Assistance: 16%
  • Finance & Insurance: 10%

A VIBRANT COMMERCIAL CENTER

Tenleytown offers more than 30 restaurants, including the recently opened Bandit Taco (2019), Olive Bistro (2018), SEOULSPICE (2017), and Surfside (opening 2020). These establishments join anchor retailors Ace Hardware, The Container Store, Target, and Whole Foods, as well as iconic local businesses like Sullivan’s Toys and Art Supplies and Middle C Music.

GREAT STREETS AND MAIN STREETS

As a designated Great Streets corridor small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs as funds become available. In 2019, up to $50,000 was awarded per location. The corridor is also supported by the Tenleytown Main Street through community-based economic development programs.

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