American University Park
American University Park sits right next-door to its eponymous university and has a self-contained campus feel of its own.
Welcome to American University Park
American University Park sits right next-door to its eponymous university and has a self-contained campus feel of its own. It attracts Washington residents from a variety of disciplines who appreciate its shady tree-lined streets, tight neighborhood bonds, and easy access to the arts, culture, and commerce of the city.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK:
American University Park is perhaps a unique neighborhood for housing a major university and its cultural perks, but little of the associated noise. Groups of students head to nearby Spring Valley, Tenleytown and Georgetown for outings while AU Park’s small but steadfast crop of beloved restaurants maintains a reliable draw. Local celebrities including politicos and national TV news personalities make frequent appearances with little fanfare, eating and shopping shoulder to shoulder with residents. That’s the AU Park vibe: plenty of highlights, but more harmony than hubbub.
American University Park doesn’t have as high a profile as other parts of DC, probably because those who live here tend to put down deep roots. It’s an extremely convenient and peaceful residential area. The neighborhood has become the favorite destination for Washington insiders who want a close suburban setting within the District’s borders.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
AU Park’s streets are entirely residential, lined with tree-shaded sidewalks, smart picket fences, and back-alley spaces.
The neighborhood’s stock of Colonials and bungalows is built close together with front porches and interconnected front yards, so you’ll often find neighbors socializing or out strolling the neighborhood. AU Park is within walking distance of a cluster of restaurants, shops, and a Whole Foods, and is extremely convenient to Tenleytown Metro for commuting to work.