Neighborhood Spotlight: Why our Associates Love American University Park

by McEnearney on February 25, 2019

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Note: This is the second in a series of posts featuring neighborhoods our Associates live in and love. The first post featured communities within Arlington, Virginia. Check back for future posts for even more great spots to get to know!


American University Park is one of the District’s lesser-known gems. It is situated in the far Northwest, D.C., near Spring Valley, Tenleytown and Friendship Heights, and adjacent to namesake American University. It has all of the joys of a tight-knit community nestled in a big city, but it is beloved to its resident for all sorts of reasons. To see listings in the AU Park area, click here

Our Associates who live in the community speak for themselves about this multifaceted neighborhood:  


“I love living in AUP because of the community which all stems from the local elementary school – Janney. Janney brings about the “power” of the neighborhood, especially when you see all the kids walking up the hill to school every day and then walking home.  It is a classic neighborhood in the sense that all three public schools—elementary, middle and high school—are within walking distance. In this big city, it’s really amazing how there is still a quintessential neighborhood where people walk to school, shops, parks, and restaurants.”

Favorite Spots:

“Depends on the night and who I am with. If kids are with me – Guapos! If it’s just adults – Millies. If it’s with dogs – Turtle Park.”

Katherine Martin, Washington, D.C. 50th Street Office



“A resident of AU Park for 15 years, I love the camaraderie in the neighborhood resulting from its mix of city and almost suburban life.  There is lots of greenery and a wonderful mix of home styles. AU Park is a very outgoing place full of dog walkers, adults and kids out and about, and fun block parties and evening gatherings (with local rock and rollers entertaining at times).”

Favorite Spot: “I love the beer selection at the new Pizzeria Paradiso, along with its multiple pinball machines.”

Jamie Koppersmith, Washington, D.C. 50th Street Office


“From the time I was a little girl, I have loved the spring gardens of azaleas and daffodils and tulips which are prolific in AU Park and the streets which are lined with old, magnificently graceful trees offering much-treasured shade in the summer.  The homes have been here long enough and have been loved by so many families over the years that each has its own personality, so to speak, which makes it a delight to roam around the neighborhood on a nice day. There is no place like home!”

Amy Bauer McVey,  Washington, D.C. 50th Street Office



To see listings in the AU Park area, click here


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