Located less than one mile northeast of the nation’s capital, Hyattsville is a bustling suburb in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Originally incorporated in 1886, Hyattsville has enjoyed key access points to major transit ways since its founding and today still connects with the Washington and Baltimore Turnpike, the Capital Beltway and the Camden Line of the MARC commuter train. Furthermore, the city is connected to Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia via several Metrobus lines and the Metrorail’s Green and Yellow Lines at the West Hyattville and Prince George’s Plaza metro stations. This allows Hyattsville residents to enjoy D.C. MSA’s strong employment growth and urban amenities while residing in one of Maryland’s “Smart Energy Communities,” as Hyattsville exclusively uses wind energy to power city operations and offers locals extensive green space for leisure and recreation.
Over the past decade, Hyattsville has experienced a period of sustained large-scale redevelopment, including an increased residential and retail presence around key transportation hubs and high growth areas. For instance, the Gateway Arts District is a $200M mixed-use revitalization effort that features numerous unique homes and live/work units surrounded by a culturally captivating neighborhood. This includes museums, interactive exhibits, cafés, Maryland’s first Yes! Organic Market, and the locally renown Busboys and Poets. Furthermore, due to its prime transit position and immediate proximity to the Mall at Prince Georges, Prince George’s Plaza has also seen substantial comprehensive rejuvenation efforts. University Town Center (UTC) represents one of those efforts and includes condominiums, student housing, office space, a public plaza, and high quality retail such as a 14-screen movie theatre and restaurants. The neighboring University of Maryland College Park campus provides a consistent stream of residents and patrons to UTC as well as the broader area.