Welcome to Tenleytown

The neighborhood of Tenleytown sits at the top of Washington DC. Being strategically elevated, this town is also remarkable for its rich historical value. Find out more interesting details on what makes Tenleytown an ideal home location below. 

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About the neighborhood

Tenleytown, which was earlier named as 'Tennally's Town,' is famous for Fort Reno, an enclosed fort that protected the Washington DC area during the American Civil War. After the Civil War, this neighborhood was a recognized free black community until area development gave way to the establishment of several schools and a water tower. The Tenleytown-AU is located at the center of this neighborhood.

Must Visit Spots in Town!

Wilson Aquatic Center - great indoor pool and venue for activities

Convent of Bon Secours - Historical landmark

Friendship Hospital for Animals - Health facility for pets and other animals

Some Quick Facts on Tenleytown

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409 ft. above sea level


(Highest point of Washington DC)

Ward 3

Location in DC


Zip Code

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