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Hyattsville

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Hyattsville is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C.

Understand

The main reason to visit Hyattsville is to shop at The Mall at Prince Georges.

History

Hyattsville was founded by Christopher Clark Hyatt, who purchased most of the land comprising the city in 1845.

Get in

By car

Hyattsville is just south of East-West Highway (MD-410) on US-1 south of College Park and the Beltway (I-495), and just west of the B-W Pkwy (MD-295).

By Metrorail

Metrorail Green Line stops at West Hyattsville and Prince George's Plaza, which are both 1.5 miles from downtown Hyattsville. The Prince George's Plaza station is at The Mall at Prince Georges.

By train

Marc Light Rail Camden Line stops at at Riverdale, 1 mile from Hyattsville.

By bus

Metrobus 81-86 runs through through Hyattsville, operating along US-1 between College Park and Washington D.C.

By bicycle

The Anacostia Tributary Trail System, which includes the Northeast Branch Trail and the Northwest Branch Trail (both along branches of the Anacostia River), runs though Hyattsville, allowing cyclists access from  Silver Spring and Greenbelt.

Get around

By bus

Bus #13 operates service between the West Hyattsville and Prince George's Plaza Metrorail Stations and downtown Hyattsville. The bus costs $1.25 and can be paid using a SmarTrip debit card. It runs every 40 minutes until the evening.

See

  • Hyattsville Horns (At the Hyattsville Justice Center). A sculpture by Chris Janney installed in 2004 consisting of 5 colorful horns of 9 feet each that play tunes when touched. Lit up at night.

Do

Parks

  • Magruder Park, 4000 Hamilton St. This 32-acre park is the main park in Hyattsville. In includes fields for playing many popular sports.

Buy

  • The Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East West Highway. An enclosed shopping mall anchored by Target, JCPenney, Macy's, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Old Navy.
  • Hyattsville Farmers Market, 3799 East West Highway. T: 3-7PM in the summer.

Eat

There are many chain restaurants in Hyattsville including Five Guys, Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, McDonald's, and Qdoba.

  • Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave, ☎ +1 301 779-2787.
  • Cafe Azul, 4423 Longfellow St, ☎ +1 301 209-0049.
  • Chez Dior, 5124 Baltimore Ave, ☎ +1 240 696-5907. Senegalese food.
  • Franklin's, 5123 Baltimore Ave, ☎ +1 301 927-2740. A great little brewpub and a local institution.
  • Golden China Restaurant, 5908 40th Ave, ☎ +1 301 985-2098.
  • Shagga Coffee & Restaurant, 6040 Baltimore Ave, ☎ +1 240 296-3030. Ethiopian food.
  • Spice 6 Modern Indian, 5501 Baltimore Ave, ☎ +1 301 209-0080.

Drink

  • Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill, 6501 America Blvd, ☎ +1 301 927-2929. Southern home cooking and colorful art.
  • Cococabana Bar & Grill, 2031A University Blvd, ☎ +1 301 431-1882. Latin & Caribbean buffet.
  • Old Dominion BrewHouse, 6504 America Blvd, ☎ +1 301 887-1818.

Sleep

The nearest hotels are either by the B-W Pkwy, or just north in College Park.

Connect

  • Hyattsville Library, 6530 Adelphi Rd, ☎ +1 301 985-4690.

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Hyattsville (Images of America: Maryland)

Andra Damron

Hyattsville, Maryland, takes its name from businessman Christopher Clarke Hyatt, who was made the area's first postmaster in January 1859. Hyatt's home and general store were located at the intersection of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Washington-Baltimore Turnpike, only six miles from the Capitol. Hyatt and other early entrepreneurs transformed the rural countryside, aided by the railroad, into one of the largest communities in Prince George's County by the city's April 1886 incorporation. With its prime location and the advent of the streetcar and automobile, Hyattsville's regional prominence was insured. Today the city's history is reflected by its 1,000-building historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The photographs here, collected from area archives and family memorabilia, depict the life of the community over a 100-year span, including wars, women's suffrage, Prohibition, economic depression, rapid growth, and racial divide. Hyattsville's citizens met these and other challenges with spirit, innovation, perseverance, and tolerance.

A Walking Tour of Hyattsville, Maryland (Look Up, America!)

Doug Gelbert

There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. Whether you are preparing for a road trip or just out to look at your own town in a new way, a downloadable walking tour from walkthetown.com is ready to explore when you are.Each walking tour describes historical and architectural landmarks and provides pictures to help out when those pesky street addresses are missing. Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.Records from the early 1700s indicate a riverfront settlement named Beale Town was located where Hyattsville now stands. The settlement failed to gain traction and in 1742, for both economic and topographical reasons, the residents of the area petitioned the General Assembly to have a new town established one-half mile below Beale Town at Garrison’s Landing (later renamed Bladensburg). The Colonial legislature accepted the petition, and Beale Town’s days were numbered. Christopher Clark Hyatt purchased a land parcel in the same vicinity in March of 1845. The location proved ideal with the coming of the railroad and telegraph. On the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, area farmland began to be subdivided into housing lots. By 1859 the tract was recognized as Hyattsville by the Post Office and cartographers. The Act of Incorporation of the City was signed into law in April 1886. Hyattsville evolved into a prosperous village of homes designed in the modern styles of architecture from the day, with ornamented gardens and lawns. It proved popular first a summer retreat for Washingtonians and later as a community for commuters to the nation’s capital. In 1982, a portion of the residential area, much of it developed before or shortly after the turn of the century, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hyattsville homes cover the spectrum from Victorian mansions to bungalows, foursquares and cottages. The Main Street corridor in Hyattsville is undergoing a revitalization and this walking tour will take place primarily in the historically preserved residential area, beginning in the transition area between the two areas at the Municipal Building...

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