Shaw Neighborhood of the District of Columbia Real Estate Analysis

History

The Phillis Wheatley YWCA, built in 1920, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Shaw grew out of freed slave encampments in the rural outskirts of Washington City. Originally called “Uptown”, in an era when the city’s boundary ended at “Boundary Street” (now Florida Avenue), in the Urban Renewal Era the neighborhood began to be referred to as Shaw because of the neighborhood Junior High School named after Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

The neighborhood thrived in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the pre-Harlem center of African American intellectual and cultural life. Howard Theological Seminary received its first matriculates in 1866; by 1925, Professor Alain LeRoy Locke was advancing the idea of “The New Negro“, and Langston Hughes was descending from LeDroit Park to hear the “sad songs” of 7th Street. The most famous Shaw native to emerge from this period—sometimes called the Harlem Renaissance—was Duke Ellington.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968, riots erupted in many D.C. neighborhoods, including Shaw, Columbia Heights, and the H Street, NE corridor. The 1968 Washington, D.C. riots marked the beginning of a decline in population and development that would condemn much of the inner city to a generation of economic decay. Following the riots, Shaw civic leaders Walter Fauntroy and Watha T. Daniel led grassroots community renewal projects with the Model Inner City Community Organization (MICCO) .

Shaw is a mostly residential neighborhood of 19th century Victorian row houses. The architecture of these houses, Shaw’s central location, and the stability of D.C.’s housing market have transformed the neighborhood through gentrification.[1] Shaw’s notable place in African American history has made the recent influx of affluent professionals particularly controversial.

 

Great information about Shaw at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaw,_Washington,_D.C.

Washington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Washington

707 KENNEDY ST NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 707 KENNEDY ST NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8565591)
3 beds 3 baths $449,950
606 KENSINGTON PL NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 606 KENSINGTON PL NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8565581)
3 beds 3 baths $444,950
1840 VERNON ST NW, Unit 403 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1840 VERNON ST NW, Unit 403, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8559123)
3 beds 2 baths 1,250 sqft $799,900
422 21ST ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 422 21ST ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8556922)
3 beds 2 baths $415,000
1301 DELAWARE AVE SW, Unit N509 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 1301 DELAWARE AVE SW, Unit N509, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8552220)
1 bed 1 bath 700 sqft $184,000
3701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 805 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 805, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8565541)
0 beds 1 bath 574 sqft $199,900
1601 ISHERWOOD ST NE, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1601 ISHERWOOD ST NE, Unit 4, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8565492)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $369,000
1353 RIDGE PL SE Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 1353 RIDGE PL SE, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8565494)
3 beds 2 baths $345,000
1601 ISHERWOOD ST NE, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1601 ISHERWOOD ST NE, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8556735)
1 bed 1 bath 900 sqft $329,999
4422 ORD ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 4422 ORD ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8565462)
2 beds 3 baths 1,040 sqft $194,900
1835 BENNING RD NE, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1835 BENNING RD NE, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8565445)
2 beds 1 bath 700 sqft $349,000
1715 SHEPHERD ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 1715 SHEPHERD ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8565438)
3 beds 3 baths $799,050
560 N ST SW, Unit N303 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 560 N ST SW, Unit N303, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8564068)
1 bed 1 bath 723 sqft $349,000
3701 39TH ST NW, Unit E185 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3701 39TH ST NW, Unit E185, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8565148)
2 beds 1 bath 1,001 sqft $433,500
1300 PARK RD NW, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 1300 PARK RD NW, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8565073)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $499,900
2728 22ND ST NE Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 2728 22ND ST NE, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8565000)
3 beds 2 baths $225,000
611 QUINCY ST NW, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 611 QUINCY ST NW, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8564865)
2 beds 2 baths 2,382 sqft $457,000
429 N ST SW, Unit S-710 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 429 N ST SW, Unit S-710, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8564740)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $299,900
1839 1ST ST NW, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1839 1ST ST NW, Unit 2, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8564700)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $469,000
1247 FARRAGUT PL NE Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 1247 FARRAGUT PL NE, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8564725)
3 beds 2 baths $300,000
2004 11TH ST NW, Unit 334 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2004 11TH ST NW, Unit 334, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8564715)
1 bed 1 bath 775 sqft $425,000
5356 GAY ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 5356 GAY ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8564713)
3 beds 2 baths $270,000
5321 GAY ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 5321 GAY ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8564655)
3 beds 2 baths $210,000
1007 LAMONT ST NW Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 1007 LAMONT ST NW, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8564635)
2 beds 2 baths $424,999
2801 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, Unit 512 Washington, DC 20007
1 bed 2 baths $530,000

Sold Listings in Washington

1920 S St Nw #706 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1920 S St Nw #706, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8563676)
1 bed 1 bath 676 sqft $399,999
219 5th St Se Washington, DC 20003
4 beds 2 baths 1,926 sqft $700,000
1330 Massachusetts Ave Nw #612 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1330 Massachusetts Ave Nw #612, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8559573)
2 beds 1 bath 537 sqft $325,000
3819 Georgia Ave Nw #4 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 3819 Georgia Ave Nw #4, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8558418)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $519,000
1220 Holbrook Ter Ne #202 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1220 Holbrook Ter Ne #202, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8555593)
1 bed 1 bath $220,000
1135 Harvard St Nw Washington, DC 20009
4 beds 2 baths $535,000
222 15th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 222 15th St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8555057)
2 beds 1 bath $458,600
1441 Rhode Island Ave Nw #M01 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1441 Rhode Island Ave Nw #M01, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8552514)
2 beds 2 baths $675,000
2001 16th St Nw #302 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2001 16th St Nw #302, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8552721)
1 bed 1 bath 565 sqft $369,000
611 I St Sw #Na Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 611 I St Sw #Na, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8550491)
3 beds 4 baths 1,722 sqft $609,000
1010 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1008 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1010 Massachusetts Ave Nw #1008, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8549121)
2 beds 2 baths 1,025 sqft $705,000
4434 Kansas Ave Nw Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $250,000
21 15th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 21 15th St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8547677)
3 beds 3 baths $700,000
7060 Eastern Ave Nw #213 Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 7060 Eastern Ave Nw #213, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8545756)
1 bed 1 bath 680 sqft $130,000
771 Hobart Pl Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 771 Hobart Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8545332)
3 beds 1 bath $450,000
817 West Virginia Ave Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 817 West Virginia Ave Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8542064)
2 beds 1 bath $419,000
1816 D St Ne #2 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1816 D St Ne #2, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8544475)
2 beds 2 baths 1,140 sqft $415,000
218 Justice Ct Ne #49 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 218 Justice Ct Ne #49, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8543788)
1 bed 1 bath $364,680
2346 Q St Se Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2346 Q St Se, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8529081)
4 beds 4 baths $430,000
636 Q St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 636 Q St Nw #2, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8542914)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $655,000
1612 Newton St Ne Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 1612 Newton St Ne, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8543294)
4 beds 3 baths $650,000
2732 Central Ave Ne Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 2732 Central Ave Ne, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8543130)
3 beds 1 bath 1,199 sqft $275,000
722 Quebec Pl Nw Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 722 Quebec Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8537186)
4 beds 3 baths $693,225
117 Quincy Pl Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 117 Quincy Pl Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8542876)
3 beds 1 bath $516,000
2225 California St Nw #101 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2225 California St Nw #101, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8543053)
1 bed 2 baths 923 sqft $617,120

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Washington School Data

Washington School Districts

District Of Columbia Public Schools
PK-12 & ungraded
http://dcps.dc.gov/portal/site/DCPS/
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
9-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Public Charter School (Capcs)
K-8
http://www.capcs.org/
The Next Step Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Carlos Rosario International Pcs
K-2 & ungraded
Eagle Academy Pcs
PK-3
Two Rivers Public Charter School Agency
PK-8
Appletree Early Learning Center Pcs
PK
Bridges Pcs
PK-1
Early Childhood Academy Pcs
PK-3
Youth Build Pcs Layc)
10-12 & ungraded
The William E. Doar, Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-5
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Education Strenghtens Families Pcs
PK
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Septima Clark Pcs
PK-6
Arts And Technology Pcs
PK-5
Booker T. Washington Pcs
9-12 & ungraded
Capital City Pcs
PK-12
Cesar Chavez Public Pcs
6-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.capcs.org/
D.C. Bilingual Pcs
PK-5
D.C. Preparatory Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.dcprep.org/
E.L. Haynes Pcs
PK-10
Friendship Pcs
PK-12
http://www.friendshipschools.org/
Hope Community Academy Pcs
PK-8
http://www.hopecommunitycs.org/
Hospitality Pcs
9-12
Cedar Tree Academy Public Charter School
PK-K, 7-8
http://www.howardroadacademy.org/
Howard University Middle School Of Math And Science
6-8
Perry Street Preparatory Pcs
PK-12
Integrated Design Electronics Academy Idea)
7-12
Ideal Academy Pcs
PK-8
https://www.iapcs.com/
Kipp Academy Pcs
PK, 1-12
Latin America Youth Bilingual Montessori
PK-5
Mary Mcleod Bethune Pcs
PK-8
Maya Angelou Pcs
6-12 & ungraded
Meridian Pcs
PK-8
Nia Community PCS
PK-6
Options Pcs
6-12
Paul Jhs Pcs
6-9
Potomac Lighthouse Pcs
PK-7
Roots Pcs
PK-8
Sail PCS
K-8
Seed Pcs
6-12
St. Coletta Special Education Pcs
PK-12 & ungraded
Elsie Whitlow Stokes Communtiy Freedom Pcs
PK-6
Thurgood Marshall Academy Pcs
9-12
Tree Of Life Pcs
PK-8
Two Rivers Pcs
PK-8
http://www.tworiverspcs.org/
Washington Latin Pcs
5-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Washington Math Science Pcs
9-12
William E. Doar Jr Pcs
PK-8
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Achievement Preparatory Academy Pcs
4-8
Center City Pcs
PK-8
http://www.centercitypcs.org/
Imagine Southeast Pcs
PK-7
National Collegiate Prep
9-12
Washington Yu Ying Pcs
PK-5
Dyrs
7-12 & ungraded
Excel Academy Pcs
PK-5
Inspired Teaching Demonstration Pcs
PK-5
Shining Stars Montessori Pcs
PK-1
Richard Wright Pcs For Journalism And Media Arts Pcs
8-12
Basis Dc Pcs
5-9
Creative Minds Pcs
PK-2
Dc Scholars Pcs
PK-3
Mundo Verde Bilingual Pcs
PK-1
Ingenuity Preparatory Pcs
PK-K
Sela Pcs
PK-2
Somerset Pcs
n/a
State Operative Agency
n/a

Washington Schools

Murch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/murch
Moten Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.motenes.org
Montgomery Elementary School
PK-6, public
Miner Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/miner
Meyer Elementary School
PK-5, public
Merritt Middle School
PK-8, public
McGogney Elementary School
PK-6, public
Roosevelt High School @ MacFarland
9-12, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/roosevelt
M.C. Terrell / McGogney Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mc-terrell
Takoma Education Campus
PK-8, public
http://www.takomaec.org
Stanton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/stanton
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
9-12 & ungraded, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ellington
Sousa Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/sousa
Shaw Middle School @ Garnet-Patterson
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shaw
Ron Brown Middle School
6-8, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ron-brown
Shaed Education Campus
PK-8, public
Shadd Elementary School
n/a, public
Seaton Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/seaton
Savoy Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/savoy
Rudolph Elementary School
PK-6, public
Ross Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/ross
River Terrace Elementary School
PK-5, public
Randle Highlands Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/randle-highlands
Shepherd Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/shepherd
Marie Reed Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/mariehreed