AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK

American University Park sits right next-door to its eponymous university.

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Welcome to American University Park

The District’s best-kept secret.


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.


WHAT TO EXPECT

Urban tranquility and familiar faces.
 
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.


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 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

5,187 people live in AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $112,793. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,187

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

High

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

$112,793

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 Tacos Mi Rancho, Box Convenience, and Ballstonian.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.8 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.6 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.9 miles 21 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK, DC

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK has 1,840 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. 5,187 people call AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PARK home. The population density is 9,169.209 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,187

Total Population

High

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

44

Median Age

49.1 / 50.9%

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
1,840

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$112,793

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

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