Named for its founder, Christopher Clark Hyatt, the city land was first purchased in 1845. With the proximity to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks and the telegraph lines made the area a fine site for a town. The surrounding farmlands were subdivided into housing lots. In 1992, a portion of the city was placed on the National Register of Historic places and was extended recently. Hyattsville was born as a "Beale Town," trading in timber, furs and tobacco in the late 1700s, but was converted to farming as nearby deep water ports for heavier cargo shipping began to flourish.
Hyattsville's older homes now make up the "Historic District." Once a haven for Washington, DC residents, they would escape the heat to their summer cottages northeast of the city. Hyattsville now features town homes and apartments and new condominiums set against historic properties of a century ago.
Cultural and entertainment events and destinations from nearby Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC offer diverse options for Hyattsville residents. Baltimore boasts over one hundred annual community festivals, concerts, and events. While famous museums such as the Baltimore Aquarium and the Maryland Science Center top the list of places to visit. Rich in historical relevance, Washington, DC, is only a short drive from Hyattsville. Presenting monument tours, museum trips, libraries and countless educational expeditions, the nation's capital city sits on the picturesque Potomac River. Active residents utilize the many parks and thoroughfares for exercise and recreation. Annapolis is a place where maritime heritage in a quaint seaport village provides a wealth of educational and recreational opportunities. Spend a day sailing the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America on a breathtaking yacht, or kayak the many creeks feeding the Bay. The laid-back style and awe inspiring scenery is the backdrop as you dine on the fresh seafood fare of the Chesapeake Bay.
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