Geographic Impact

The neighborhood is home to the highest point in Washington, Fort Reno’s Point Reno. Due to the high altitude, the neighborhood is home to nearly all of the city’s radio and television towers. The studios and/or towers for WRC-TV, WTTGWUSAWETA-TVWHUT-TVWDCAWPXW-TVWJLA-TV, and radio stations WAMU and WTOP-FM are located here.


Tenleytown and adjacent American University Park are served by the Tenleytown-AU stop on the Washington Metro Red Line. A free shuttle bus runs between the Metro stop and American University’s main campus. The station is located in the heart of the neighborhood at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Street. Metrobus routes 31, 32, 36, 37, D32, H2, H3, H4, M4, W45, W47 serve the neighborhood, all making stops at the station.

The neighborhood is defined by Tenley Circle which lies at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, and Yuma Street. On Tenley Circle itself is St. Ann’s Catholic Church, a large imposing stone church which serves area Catholics. On the opposite side of the circle is Wisconsin Avenue Baptist Church. American University’s Tenley Campus, formerly the Immaculata School, also bounds the western edge of the circle.


The area is served by the District of Columbia Public Schools.

Tenleytown is zoned to:

Tenleytown is the location of some major independent schools, such as Georgetown Day School and Sidwell Friends School.

The District of Columbia Public Library system operates the Tenley-Friendship Library. After seven years in an interim location, the library reopened in 2011 at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Albemarle Streets.

All information of Tenleytown Courtesy of Wikipedia.

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