This is the American University Park / Tenleytown area. It was one of the first suburbs of downtown DC. The 2,700 or so single family homes were developed by WC and AN Miller company. Today most of the neighborhood activity surrounds Turtle Park. The park is popular throughout the year (read some four square from visitors). The park is also mentioned on a parents connect site (Turtle Park).
If you are in need of a Zip Car, there are many locations in and around American University. Once you reach the main page (Zip Car Locater), use the find cars by location drop down menu and select DC- American University Tenleytown and you will see all of the nearby locations.
Capital Bike Share has a couple locations close to the neighborhood as well. Prices are advertised being under $100 for an annual membeship.
Most of the restaurants and bars servicing AU Park are located a few blocks away in Friendship Heights. Groceries can be purchased at the close by Whole Foods,Tenley Market or Safeway. There is also a Rodmans in the area.
One treat that must be visited is Wagshals Deli. They have been serving fine food since 1925.
Most residents keep up with the neighborhood by visiting the AU Park listserv on Yahoo
If you are just visiting, enjoy your stay. If you are interested in buying a home in the AU Park area, please visit Homes for Sale in the AU Park area. Should you have a question, contact me and I will get you an answer.