American University Park

A unique neighborhood for housing a major university and its cultural perks, but little of the associated noise.

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Celebrating history and creating new milestones.

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 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 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.

Overview for American University Park, DC

6,663 people live in American University Park, where the median age is 46.1 and the average individual income is $94,127.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,663

Total Population

46.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$94,127.29

Average individual Income

Around American University Park, DC

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

52
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
75
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
62
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Navy Mess & Ward Room, Bonobos, and Capital Pilates Studio.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.5 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.18 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for American University Park, DC

American University Park has 2,498 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in American University Park do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,663 people call American University Park home. The population density is 7,927.82 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,663

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.1

Median Age

47.37 / 52.63%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
2,498

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$94,127.29

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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