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Riverdale Park, MD

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Riverdale Park is a quiet, perhaps sleepy, leafy suburb with green lawns. Northeast of Hyattsville, Riverdale Park is also located in Prince George's County, MD. Often overlooked by the media and non-residents alike, it could easily be mistaken for Kensington or Brookland, with its mature trees and handsome architecture of bygone eras. It has ornate Victorians, Cape Cods, Bungalows, kit homes, and nondescript ranch houses. University of Maryland's College Park campus is nearby but the campus culture and feel doesn't extend to Riverdale Park. The Station At Riverdale Park, a new development, includes for sale townhouses and apartments.

Restaurants, Retail, and Entertainment

The Station at Riverdale Park, to the west of historic Riverdale Park, has the largest concentration of shops and restaurants in Riverdale Park. It's quite new, includes dining options like District Taco and Denizens Brewing Company production house and taproom, Starbucks, Jersey Mike's and Burton's Grill. It fills a wide variety of retail needs, including a Whole Foods grocery store, Fedex Office, Gold's Gym, a spa, a community bank, a Hair Cuttery, and a dentist. 

Things To Do

  • Stroll Along the Anacostia Tributary Trails

  • Shop at the Farmers Market

  • Get Some Sun at Riverdale Community Park and Rec Center

  • Tour Riverdale Park's Public Art

  • Walk or Bike the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

  • Riverdale Park Station

  • Take Your Pooch to Waggertail Dog Park

  • Peoplewatch at The Station at Riverdale Park


The University of Maryland Metro station (Green Line) is a mile north, and the Prince George’s Plaza station (also Green Line), is a mile south. In addition, the Metro Purple line includes a Riverdale Park Station to the east of downtown. The MARC station is located in the center Riverdale Park, with a direct/non-stop 10 minute ride to Union Station. For drivers, Route 1 and Route 50 go directly into DC and I-495 is a few miles northeast.

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