4244 Alton Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
MLS® # DCDC2081502
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BERKLEY | CATHEDRAL HEIGHTS | CHEVY CHASE | CLEVELAND PARK | FOREST HILLS | FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS | SPRING VALLEY | WESLEY HEIGHTS | WOODLEY PARK
4600 CONNECTICUT CONDOS | PARKER HOUSE | PONCE DE LEON COOP | TENLEY HILL TOWNHOMES | THE ESSEX
The heart of the neighborhood is Tenley Circle, where Wisconsin Ave NW, Nebraska Ave NW, and Yuma St NW meet. Wisconsin Ave NW is the area’s commercial strip, and includes a great deal of retail spots. There is a Whole Foods and a Safeway grocery store in the neighborhood. Shopping options include both Best Buy and The Container Store. Dining choices include Guapo’s Mexican, Pete’s Apizza, Le Chat Noir French restaurant, Café of India, and Tanad Thai Cuisine. Fort Reno, one of the Civil War forts that were erected to protect Washington, was located in Tenleytown at the highest natural point in DC. It is now part of Fort Reno Park, located at the north end of Tenleytown, and features sledding, basketball courts, tennis courts, and free concerts in the summer. American University’s Tenley Campus and Woodrow Wilson High School dominate the neighborhood on either side of Wisconsin Ave NW. Wilson Aquatic Center is part of the high school and its four swimming pools are open to the public.
Tenleytown is a historically significant neighborhood in Northwest DC that has a little bit of everything. It is lauded for its close proximity to downtown DC while still giving off a vibe of a town all its own. The roots of the neighborhood go back to the late 18th Century, when it was named “Tennally’s Town” after tavern owner John Tennally. Over time the spelling was changed to its current form. Tenleytown real estate consists mostly of moderately sized detached homes and a few condo complexes.
The neighborhood has its own Metro station at the heart of it, appropriately named Tenleytown-AU. There are Metrobus lines that run through the area, and there is a free shuttle than runs from the Metro station to American University’s main campus one mile away. Wisconsin Ave NW provides a direct route into Georgetown or out to Montgomery County, Maryland. The Capital Beltway is five miles away via Wisconsin Ave NW. Chain Bridge, which connects DC to Virginia and George Washington Memorial Parkway, is less than three miles southwest of Tenleytown. Nearby Connecticut Ave NW offers a thoroughfare into downtown DC.
Tenleytown is located in Northwest DC, and its rough borders are 42nd St NW, Warren St NW, and 43rd St NW to the west, Fessenden St NW to the north, Nebraska Ave NW and 39th St NW to the east, and Van Ness St NW to the south.
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Listing information last updated on June 3rd, 2023 at 8:03am EDT.