Hyattsville, MD

The vision of Hyattsville (aka “The Ville”) is a “welcoming community that celebrates our small town character, urban energy, and environmental stewardship.” I know this town well and it has all three — and more.

The city’s website lists reasons why Hyattsville is a good place to live:

Hyattsville city logo

  • Affordability
  • Access to Washington DC
  • Our historic district
  • Involved citizenry
  • Neighborhood schools
  • Proximity to parks
  • Shopping
  • Public transit options
  • Proximity to private and public colleges and universities

The Hyattsville Historic District is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Front porch communities

The city is proud of its neighborhoods:

“The neighborhoods in Hyattsville are one of our best-kept secrets. They are thriving, stable enclaves of tree-lined streets with an architecturally diverse housing stock, hidden off major roadways. Some people call them our front-porch communities, because they have a small-town atmosphere, where longstanding neighbors know one another yet always welcome new faces.”

Location and transportation

Hyattsville is located only one mile from Washington DC and prides itself as a smart-growth community. The town is served by two stations on Metro’s Green line, West Hyattsville and Prince George’s Plaza. The city also has good access to Amtrak, MARC and several Metrobus, TheBus, and Shuttle-UM routes.

Hyattsville perspective view

Arts District Hyattsville Retail Town Center. Photo: EYA

The Future of Hyattsville

The last 10 years have seen major redevelopment, including residential and retail development in the Arts District Hyattsville private development (located in the Gateway Arts District), and the area surrounding Prince George’s Plaza. Arts District Hyattsville is a 25-acre, $200 million mixed-use revitalization development along the U.S. Route One Corridor in historic downtown Hyattsville.

The hip restaurant/bookstore Busboys and Poets opened a location in Hyattsville in 2011. Owner Andy Shallal was attracted to this location by the Gateway Arts District’s vision to be a place where artists are viewed as community assets and where the District strives to meet their needs.

Map of sales in Hyattsville

Below is a partial map of sales by Alice V. McKenna in and around Hyattsville, MD. (If you do not see red pointers on the map below, hold down the control key and hit R (reload) and the pointers will show up.)


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