Located in Prince George County, Hyattsville, Maryland is an urban suburb of Washington, DC. Tree-lined streets wind between modest houses with yards throughout much of Hyattsville. Many apartment buildings exist on the north end of town, which is in close proximity to the University of Maryland. Parts of the city are dominated by houses built in the post-war urban expansion, when small, single story brick and wood homes were being constructed.
Downtown Hyattsville has been in the midst of a revitalization project in recent years. It now contains an arts district with refurbished retail space and many renovated condos and townhomes. In the south end of the city you can find dozens of houses on the National Register of Historic Places. In the lovely Hyattsville Historic District, late 19th Centrury and early 20th Century structures are available. These range from grand mansions to cottages and duplexes in Queen Anne, Italianate, Victorian, Bungalow and even Spanish styles. It is easy to find a piece of history to own in Hyattsville. The northern district adjacent to the university has always been home to affordable housing, both old and new, and a large portion of the residents are students.
The University of Maryland is by far the largest employer in the Hyattsville area. The hospitality industry also provides thousands of jobs, and is especially booming around the sports seasons associated with the UMD. There is a lively restaurant and bar scene close to the university that also employs many Hyattsville residents. Small business owners and entrepreneurs may find opportunities in the up and coming arts district in the city’s center. Retail stores and chain restaurants provide Hyattsville with a constant source of employment, but it’s not uncommon for residents to seek jobs in one of the neighboring towns. Hyattsville is an old and small city, but has continued to grow and thrive throughout the years.