Tenleytown is a neighborhood located on the northwest side of Washington, D.C. This district is a walkable neighborhood with access to the metro line, a shopping center, and a commercial strip along Wisconsin Avenue with restaurants, shops, and services within reach for pedestrians. Schools and a library are also easily accessible in the district.
If you enjoy walking your dog daily in the Washington D.C. area, you will need to be prepared for occasional winter blizzards and Atlantic storm systems which can include hurricanes. Although these weather events are not common, they present a danger to you and your pet. Thunderstorms are more common in the summer months and can be severe with high winds and heavy rain. When these storms are in the area, you and your dog should postpone your outings until they have passed. Dress for cold weather in winter and humid conditions in summer. Choose to walk at times of the day where temperatures are less severe.
The neighborhood is historic with older unique vintage homes, often developed in the 1920s and 30s, and displaying a variety of architectural styles. Homes in the area are relatively moderate in size, but attractive and well maintained. There are also a few condominium developments in the area.
The Tenley Circle is situated at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, and Yuma Street where a large stone church is located. There are sidewalks providing pedestrian paths throughout the neighborhood. The terrain is hilly and there will be some climbing to do when strolling with your pup through the region.
There is a triangularly shaped greenway on the south side of Tenleytown at Nebraska Avenue and 41st Street with sidewalks bordering it and an open green space in the middle.
Fort Reno Park is located on the northern border and is an attractive greenway to visit with your furry friend. This park boasts the highest natural elevation in the Washington area at 409 feet. There are also sports and recreation facilities and a music venue where live concerts are held.
The large Glover Archbold Park on the south border covers 183 acres and has plenty of natural areas with long trails. These include the Massachusetts-39th Trail and the Glover-Archbold Trail. Just a little east, residents can take their playful pups to the Newark Street Dog Park. This enclosed off-leash park features separate areas for large and small dogs. It has a gravel surface, benches for owners to sit and supervise, shady shelter, and a drinking water supply for people and pets.