5.8 out of 10

Massachusetts Ave Northwest, American University Park

Ranked 1st best street in American University Park
38.9430905424866 -77.0929914472076
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
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Reviews

4/5
2yrs+

"A Great Street from Union Station to the National Cathedral"

I have often picked up visitors at Union Station on Massachusetts Ave. and have taken then on a nice drive into downtown Washington D.C. past many old buildings that offer unique charm to the city. The usual shops and places to eat line the street until you get north of Dupont Circle. At that point you start to see many foreign embassies on each side of the street and there is a variety of architectural styles. The multicultural nature of the homes in these areas is not evident because the buildings are historical ones rather than cultural ones. You will also see homes of former presidents in this area. If you keep traveling northwest you will come to the National Cathedral. It is well worth stopping for a free tour of the building. The many stained glass windows of the building are amazing. Take a trip upstairs to the viewing rooms for a great overview of the DC area. This street can get very congested during rush hour and on the weekends. The best time to travel on Massachusetts Ave. is between 11AM and 3PM on weekdays.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"mostly college students"

I lived on Mass Ave (as it’s known colloquially) for about three years during college. Mass Ave is really the heart of DC, as far as I’m concerned. Up in the NW quadrant, Mass Ave. is basically a thoroughfare lined with expensive apartments and embassies. Great for trick-or-treating on Halloween! The embassies give out great candy!
Recommended for
  • Singles

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