Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, just north of the border with Washington, D.C., along Route 1. Incorporated in 1886, the city boomed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century and still boasts a number of Victorian houses, Sears homes and Arts and Crafts bungalows in a federally recognized historic district and a quaint downtown from that era. Despite having a population of just 18,500, Hyattsville has a diverse population, including thriving Catholic, immigrant and gay communities.
In recent years, Hyattsville has undergone a rebirth, with new townhomes and shops in the Arts District and along East-West Highway, high-end apartments near the Prince George’s Plaza metro station and development planned near the West Hyattsville Metro station. Popular local hotspots include Franklins, a restaurant, brewery, general store and toy shop; Busboys and Poets, a popular D.C. area restaurant chain; and Vigilante Coffee, a nationally ranked roaster.
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You’ve told us you love the Hyattsville Wire, now is your chance to tell Washington City Paper for the Best of D.C. survey by voting for us as “Best Community Blog!” In 2012, we started the Hyattsville Wire because we felt communities along Route … Continue reading
The Route 1 corridor has a lot of great activities for kids from art classes at Art Works Now, to skating lessons at Herbert Wells Ice Rink, to dance instruction at Joe’s Movement Emporium and more, but the biggest thrill might … Continue reading
The future of the former home of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in Hyattsville could be decided in a matter of weeks. The Hyattsville planning committee will hear from Werrlein Properties, a Maryland developer which has already built some new homes inside the … Continue reading
A proposed state law could put a crimp in downtown Hyattsville’s revitalization. House Bill 1052 would restrict how much beer small breweries can serve in their taprooms, potentially hurting the upcoming Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, a Belgian-inspired brewery set to … Continue reading
Route 1’s streetcar line last ran from Washington to Branchville on Sept. 7, 1958, but you can still see traces of it in communities throughout the corridor. In a history of the Route 82 Maryland line written for the soon-to-open Streetcar … Continue reading
Pennyroyal Station isn’t open yet, but the Mount Rainier restaurant is already on pace to become one of the D.C. area’s newest hotspots. The chef for the new bar and restaurant planned for the historic Singer Building was recently included in Eater D.C.’s … Continue reading
MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park has given new life to jazz on the Route 1 corridor. The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a well-known D.C. jazz ensemble, recently began a residency at MilkBoy through an artist partner program run by the University … Continue reading
One of the hottest parts of the real estate industry in recent years has been student housing and now that boom is coming to Hyattsville. An investor in the United Arab Emirates has bought the Towers at University Town Center and … Continue reading
As you drive along Rhode Island Avenue, it’s easy to miss the arrow. Located atop two metal posts in an empty parking lot in Brentwood, the unlit metal arrow points downward to what was once a car sales lot. It’s … Continue reading
Two coworking spaces are coming to downtown Hyattsville soon. Dream Village, a coworking space aimed at entrepreneurs, is slated to open soon at 5128 Baltimore Ave., in the space next to Tanglewood Works. The brainchild of Eunique Jones Gibson, founder of … Continue reading