Hyattsville

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 Highwayhigh-end apartments near the Prince George’s Plaza metro station and development planned near the West Hyattsville Metro station. Popular local hotspots include Franklin’s, 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.

Related news about Hyattsville:

Volunteers Finish West Hyattsville Metro Mural

Volunteers from around the community and beyond helped paint a mural at the West Hyattsville Metro this weekend. More than 400 people came to listen to music, do children’s activities and pitch in to finish the latest piece of public … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso to Open in Hyattsville in June

Pizzeria Paradiso is slated to open in Hyattsville in mid-to-late-June. The Neopolitan-influenced pizzeria will join the nonprofit Art Works Now at its new location in the Marche Florist building on Route 1. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will be the fourth location for the pizza chain, which started in Dupont … Continue reading

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Spotted at the Historic Hyattsville House Tour

The Historic Hyattsville House Tour was even more charming this year. This afternoon at a house on Farragut Street on the route of the tour of historic homes, three men played folk music on the porch. Ralph Dubayah of University Park played the … Continue reading

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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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Vigilante Offers Coffee Grounds for Your Garden

If you like Vigilante’s coffee, you can get some to go—for your garden. Like many coffee shops, the Hyattsville hangout offers its used grounds for free to customers who want to use it in their gardens or compost piles. (Starbucks … Continue reading

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West Hyattsville Metro to Get New Mural

The West Hyattsville Metro is getting a new mural, and you can help. On Saturday, May 20, two professional muralists will lead the public in a paint-by-numbers exercise to complete a mural on both sides of an underpass at the Metro … 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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Why Pollo Campero Chose Hyattsville

Guatemalan chicken chain Pollo Campero opened a restaurant in Hyattsville earlier this year as part of a major effort to expand in the United States. The Dallas-based chain, which also operates in several Central American countries, is considered the world’s largest Latin … 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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An Interview With Children’s Author Mary Amato

Hyattsville author Mary Amato knows what makes kids tick. An award-winning children’s and young adult book author, Amato started writing at the age of seven when her mother gave her a journal to keep notes on a family trip. She has … Continue reading

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