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

555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 719 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 719, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8417907)
1 bed 1 bath 710 sqft $445,000
644 EMERSON ST NE Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 644 EMERSON ST NE, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8417811)
3 beds 1 bath $349,500
631 D ST NW, Unit 1138 Washington, DC 20004
Photo of 631 D ST NW, Unit 1138, Washington, DC 20004 (MLS # DC8417725)
0 beds 1 bath 600 sqft $329,900
1305 FLORAL ST NW Washington, DC 20012
3 beds 2 baths $550,000
1812 VERNON ST NW, Unit 41 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1812 VERNON ST NW, Unit 41, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8417378)
2 beds 1 bath 750 sqft $449,000
2500 Q ST NW, Unit 538 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2500 Q ST NW, Unit 538, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8417360)
0 beds 1 bath 573 sqft $259,900
1929 1ST ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1929 1ST ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8417279)
3 beds 2 baths 1,644 sqft $529,900
613 HAMLIN ST NE, Unit 9 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 613 HAMLIN ST NE, Unit 9, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8417229)
1 bed 1 bath 502 sqft $139,000
555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 413 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 413, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8417228)
2 beds 2 baths 904 sqft $559,000
710712 SHEPHERD RD NW, Unit 5 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 710712 SHEPHERD RD NW, Unit 5, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8417143)
2 beds 2 baths 905 sqft $340,000
130 R ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 130 R ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8417022)
3 beds 3 baths 2,508 sqft $609,000
1337 CHILDRESS ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1337 CHILDRESS ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8416982)
3 beds 3 baths $414,900
2507 BALDWIN CRES NE Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 2507 BALDWIN CRES NE, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8416954)
2 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $424,990
4102 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 4102 4TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8416917)
3 beds 2 baths $600,000
13 ANACOSTIA AVE NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 13 ANACOSTIA AVE NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8416910)
3 beds 1 bath $239,900
15 UNDERWOOD PL NE Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 15 UNDERWOOD PL NE, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8416886)
3 beds 3 baths $325,000
2615 SHERMAN AVE NW Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2615 SHERMAN AVE NW, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8416849)
4 beds 4 baths 1,750 sqft $649,000
1417 1ST ST NW Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1417 1ST ST NW, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8416663)
3 beds 2 baths 1,294 sqft $425,000
136 ELMIRA ST SW Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 136 ELMIRA ST SW, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8416617)
3 beds 1 bath $214,900
5031 5TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $509,900
1000 NEW JERSEY AVE SE, Unit 1207 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1000 NEW JERSEY AVE SE, Unit 1207, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8416463)
2 beds 2 baths 930 sqft $459,508
5007 7TH PL NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $450,000
2115 SUDBURY PL NW Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 2115 SUDBURY PL NW, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8416252)
4 beds 3 baths $799,900
2818 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 203 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2818 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 203, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8416169)
2 beds 2 baths 979 sqft $750,000
130 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 130 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8416166)
4 beds 2 baths $735,000

Sold Listings in Washington

3126 Cherry Rd Ne #37 Washington, DC 20018
3 beds 3 baths $0
2501 Sayles Pl Se #6 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2501 Sayles Pl Se #6, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8412495)
3 beds 3 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #10 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2517 Sayles Pl Se #10, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8412160)
3 beds 3 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #3 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2517 Sayles Pl Se #3, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8408408)
2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #4 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2517 Sayles Pl Se #4, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8408338)
2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #1 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2517 Sayles Pl Se #1, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8407124)
2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #5 Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2517 Sayles Pl Se #5, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8407110)
2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #102 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #102, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8403549)
1 bed 1 bath 595 sqft $0
1279 21st St Nw #7 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1279 21st St Nw #7, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8400843)
1 bed 1 bath 1,025 sqft $0
3318 Blaine St Ne Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 3318 Blaine St Ne, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8401103)
2 beds 1 bath $0
1425 4th St Sw #M2 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 1425 4th St Sw #M2, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8399095)
1 bed 1 bath 558 sqft $0
630 Chaplin St Se Washington, DC 20019
2 beds 2 baths $0
1260 21st St Nw #502 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1260 21st St Nw #502, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8396770)
1 bed 1 bath 643 sqft $0
2111 Wisconsin Ave Nw #323 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2111 Wisconsin Ave Nw #323, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8394278)
2 beds 1 bath $0
1636 Massachusetts Ave Se Washington, DC 20003
6 beds 2 baths $0
2111 Wisconsin Ave Nw #506 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2111 Wisconsin Ave Nw #506, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8392946)
1 bed 1 bath 605 sqft $0
1390 V St Nw #410 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1390 V St Nw #410, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8393179)
1 bed 1 bath 594 sqft $0
3205 7th St Ne Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 3205 7th St Ne, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8392645)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3205 7TH ST NE Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 3205 7TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8392645)
2 beds 1 bath $500,000
4632 Hunt Pl Ne Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 4632 Hunt Pl Ne, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8391569)
3 beds 1 bath $0
1301 20th St Nw #901 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1301 20th St Nw #901, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8390805)
0 beds 1 bath 437 sqft $0
136 Sheridan St Nw Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 136 Sheridan St Nw, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8391030)
3 beds 3 baths $0
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #A214 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #A214, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8389794)
2 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $0
1362 North Carolina Ave Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1362 North Carolina Ave Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8389575)
2 beds 2 baths $0
1435 Corcoran St Nw #3 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1435 Corcoran St Nw #3, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8388188)
1 bed 1 bath 808 sqft $0

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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-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