Situated along Wisconsin Avenue, American University Park and Tenleytown represent quintessential northwest Washington DC neighborhoods. The area’s wooded residential streets; high priced homes and location at the highest geographical point in DC have long made it one the city’s most desired locations. Home prices in the area often average in the vicinity of $1 million.
Tenleytown functions as the neighborhood’s commercial hub. Though residents have historically fought large-scale commercial expansion, AU Park-Tenleytown does boast Whole Foods, Safeway, Best Buy, a series of restaurants and the AU-Tenleytown Metro Station.
AU Park- Tenleytown also maintains a strong reputation for raising a family. Fort Reno Park, a former Civil War defense structure, and Friendship Park are popular places to bring kids for fun outdoor entertainment. In addition, the neighborhood is home to the newly completed LEED-certified Tenley- Friendship Library and the Wilison Aquatic Center, which has four year-round pools.
AU Park-Tenleytown is home to some of Washington’s best educational opportunities with Deal Junior High School and Woodrow Wilson consistently ranking as the District’s best public schools. In addition, the nationally recognized private Sidwell Friends and Georgetown Day Schools have their campuses in the neighborhood.