The Arts District development in Hyattsville, Md., has changed the neighborhood’s look with rowhouses in varied styles.
By Erin Bylander (View FULL STORY online on The Washington Post Express)
Though only about a 30-minute drive from downtown D.C., Hyattsville, Md., feels far removed from the hustle of the city. The town of about 18,000 people — roughly bordered by the Northwest Branch Anacostia River to the south and west, East-West Highway to the north and Route 1 to the east — was a “streetcar suburb” back when D.C. had streetcars, and its development was spurred by the lines that connected it to the city. Metro has replaced streetcars, but the town remains charming and historic. And a recent flurry of real-estate development, including a new mixed-use area dubbed Arts District Hyattsville, is raising its profile and luring younger folks to the area — especially those looking to snag a home close to the District at a more charming price point.