"A Stone's Throw Away from American University"
Springdale Street NW is a short, private and well-maintained street just a stone's throw from American University and most of the residents on this street are tenured professors or staff members working at the University. Because it is so close to the school and most of those living on this street have a close affiliation with American University, the residents are a tight group and everyone looks after everyone else. One of the nice things about living on Springdale Street NW is the sense of community everyone has. Since everyone pretty much knows everyone else, there is an unofficial neighborhood watch in place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so strangers beware. You are being watched! This street is close to a recreation facility just a block or so away, plus all of the amenities afforded to those who live and work near American University. You need to walk a short distance to find casual or more upscale restaurants, but there are quite a few University affiliated eateries around the campus. This is a quiet street most of the time. The students tend to stay in their own areas. This is a nice family street, well established and with a good reputation.