American University Park is a peaceful and family-oriented neighborhood with city amenities still close by. It is situated on the DC-Maryland Border, near its namesake university.

The neighborhood is almost entirely residential, consisting primarily of single-family homes, mostly Colonials and bungalows, on tree-lined streets. AU Park homes were mostly built in the 1920s and are set relatively close together, which locals say helps foster community spirit. Residents are within walking distance to the Tenleytown Metro station. The Spring Valley Shopping Center on Massachusetts Avenue is home to coffee shops, convenience stores, and Wagshal’s market and deli, a local favorite since 1925. On the other side of the neighborhood, Wisconsin Avenue offers many more shopping and dining options including Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza, Matisse Restaurant, and Public Bar.