Great Washington, DC Neighborhoods: American University Park
American University Park is sort of a variation on a brick colonial theme. While there isn't a great deal of architectural diversity in the neighborhood, there is a sprinkling of mid-century and a little stone thrown in for good measure. Oh, and I shouldn't leave out the neighborhood's originals - the wonderful old wood frame farm houses.
Whenever the market heats up, AU Park is the epicenter of bloody bidding wars. Right now, there are only 7 homes on the market, and 5 have been on the market for fewer than 10 days. And of the 13 homes that are currently under contract, all but 3 sold in fewer than 10 days.
So what is it that draws people to this popular neighborhood?
It is close to the Tenley Metro, which is right across the street from the neighborhood elementary school and the newly renovated public library. There is a neighborhood super market, Fresh and Green, that has an expansive inventory of reasonably fine wine and very reasonable prices. The walk score is 78, reflecting the nearby stores and restaurants. And Turtle Park is a fun place for children of all ages, with not only swings and sand boxes, but also basketball and tennis courts.
And of course, there are the homes. Most of the lots are less than huge, but they are also manageable and easy to keep well-manicured without having to hire a big landscaping crew. The houses, most of which were built in the 1930's and 1940's, tend to be updated and well-maintained. When they come on the market,
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