Cathedral Heights and American University Park, DC Homes for sale

single-family homes, rowhouses and condominiums near St. Ann’s Academy, a private Catholic elementary and middle school

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Neighborhoods such as Cathedral Heights and American University Park offer city living without the hustle and bustle of other D.C. areas, like downtown. As the names suggest, the areas are home to the Washington National Cathedral and American University.

The communities offer a variety of housing types, including single-family homes, rowhouses and condominiums. American University Park was developed in the 1920s by the W.C. and A.N. Miller Co. More commonly known as AU Park, the scenic, close-knit neighborhood is located at the Maryland border on one of the highest points in the city with Single-family homes in varied architectural styles make up the bulk of the housing in the area. However, like the rest of the Washington market, inventory is low in the neighborhood.

The neighborhood has plenty of public transportation, including the Friendship Heights, Tenleytown and Cleveland Park Metro stations, as well as shops and restaurants. Wagshal’s Delicatessen is a landmark that has been frequented by celebrities and presidents.

Cathedral Heights is a slender, residential neighborhood situated west of the stately National Cathedral in the northwest quadrant of Washington, DC.   Its quality public and private schools, green spaces, and affluent demographic are a strong draw for many home buyers.  Residences range from large condo and co-op buildings to detached homes in the Colonial, Craftsman, and Cape Cod styles.  Regardless of the architecture, single-family homes are well maintained, and in short supply.  Even with the District zip code, Cathedral Heights provides a quiet, residential feel, removed from Downtown.  A 20-minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station, many residents rely on the many Metro buses going up and down Wisconsin Avenue or own cars because of the plentiful supply of parking.

Cathedral Heights is bounded by Woodley Road to the north, Wisconsin Avenue to the east, Fulton Street to the south, and Glover-Archbold Park and Idaho Avenue to the west.