As the story goes, A.U. Park was once an open field dotted with farmhouses. Now, its 2700 households ranging from young singles, to couples with children, to empty nesters and this convenient neighborhood truly offers benefits for all of them. Bordered by Massachusetts Avenue on the west, River Road and Wisconsin Avenue on the east and Van Ness Street and American University on the south, the area that has a predominance of brick colonials, built between 1920 and 1940 also has frame bungalows, English Tudors, ramblers, split levels and townhouses. With access to Metro, there are shops, restaurants, movie theaters, parks, and, of course, American University, within walking distance.