American University

American University

Shady tree-lined streets, tight neighborhood bonds.

Welcome to American University Park

The District’s best-kept secret.
American University Park is 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 has a reliable draw. That’s the AU Park vibe: plenty of highlights and harmony without the hubbub.

American University Park real estate 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

Urban tranquility and familiar faces.
AU Park’s streets are residential, lined with tree-shaded sidewalks, 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 to a cluster of restaurants, shops, and Whole Foods, and is convenient to Tenleytown Metro for commuting to work.

The Lifestyle

Knowing and liking your neighbors.
The neighborly bonds are as close-knit as the houses here, fostered by the stability of a neighborhood where multiple generations live within blocks of each other. Residents tend to be welcoming and civic-minded, from organizing alley block parties to taking an active part in neighborhood issues.

Unexpected Appeal

Tiny footprints and a big sense of community.
The homes in AU Park can be rather small and traditional, but many residents have found creative ways to expand and update them.
There are no driveways or large yards, but street parking is relatively easy, and the whole residential neighborhood is one big playground for children.

The Market

Small homes were built close together.
The housing stock is mostly uniform in AU Park, consisting of brick two-story Colonials and bungalows built during roughly the same time period.

You'll Fall in Love With

The friendliness and lack of pretension.
AU Park residents embrace the neighborhood’s simplicity and lack of ostentation. Back-alley barbecues, neighborhood get-togethers, and chance encounters on the sidewalk are part of the social fabric. With easy access to the rest of DC, AU Park is a convenient and welcoming place to call home.
If you want to experience the charming lifestyle that American University Park offers, contact Katrina Abjornson to learn about American University homes for sale that can be perfect for you.

Overview for American University, DC

34,422 people live in American University, where the median age is 39.8 and the average individual income is $108,742. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.8 years

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Around American University, DC

There's plenty to do around American University, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Spiritual Food CSA, The Dance Academy of Virginia, and Brand Name Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 3.39 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for American University, DC

American University has 14,092 households, with an average household size of 2.19. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in American University do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 34,422 people call American University home. The population density is 7,767.94 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.28 / 53.72%

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Schools in American University, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby American University. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Key Elementary School
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Annunciation Catholic School
PreK - 8th
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Mann Elementary School
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Beauvoir The National Cathedral Elementary School
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Janney Elementary School
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