Category Archives: University Park

Stories about University Park, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with a focus on arts, culture, history, real estate and development.

Hyattsville’s Other Historic District

Thanks in part to its annual house tour, which takes place today, the Hyattsville Historic District is well-known. But there’s another historic district in the area that’s not as well-publicized: College Heights Estates. The neighborhood north of University Park called College Heights Estates has been listed on the National Register … Continue reading

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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire’s New Events Calendar

The Hyattsville Wire recently added an events calendar where you can add your own local events for free including ones from Hyattsville, University Park, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mount Rainier and other nearby communities. As part of some recent upgrades to the site, we’ve … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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University Park Celebrates Its Trees

On Friday, the town of University Park and the University Park Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day by planting an American beech tree on school grounds next to the town park. Students took part in planting the tree, the 13th planted in the town to commemorate … Continue reading

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University Park Adds Bike Lanes

University Park just made things a little easier for bicyclists. The town added shared lane markings—known in urban planning circles as “sharrows”—to two routes leading through it. The first route follows Queens Chapel Road from Baltimore Avenue to the intersection with East-West … Continue reading

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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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University Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tune in today, April 12, to The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:00-12:30 p.m., to hear University Park Mayor Len Carey talk about Riverdale Park Station and the new “Whole Foods Effect.”

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