Shepherd Park Neighborhood of Washington DC Real Estate Analysis

 

Geography

The northern line of the neighborhood is defined by Eastern Avenue NW, which divides Shepherd Park from Silver Spring, Maryland.[1] The neighborhood is further bounded at the south by Walter Reed Hospital, at the east by Georgia Avenue NW, and the west by 16th Street NW.[1]

Most east-west streets are named after flowers, shrubs, and trees. Iris Street, Primrose Road, and Geranium Street are but a few flower-inspired street names.

Georgia Avenue is the only commercial corridor near the neighborhood.[2]

Local architecture includes colonials (both traditional and Spanish style), ramblers, Tudors, farmhouses, split-levels, and a few Sears bungalows.

History

The neighborhood takes its name from its most famous resident: Alexander Robey Shepherd, the governor of the then-Territory of DC from 1873 to 1874. The neighborhood was originally called Sixteenth Street Heights until it was renamed Shepherd Park in 1943.[3]

Shortly before becoming governor (in 1868), Shepherd built a grand Second Empire-style Victorian that once stood near the corner of Geranium and 13th Street. Shepherd chose the location because of its elevation and its proximity to Rock Creek.[4]

Shepherd dubbed his large country home “Bleak House” after a Dickens novel that he and his wife were reading at the time of their home’s construction.[5] The mansion was demolished in 1916.[5]

Shepherd owned a plant nursery in the District of Columbia, which enabled the 60,000 trees he had planted. His nursery led to a variety of wild flowers that still thrive in the yards of city residents. It is also the genesis of the streets in Shepherd Park being named for flowers.

The Shepherd Park Citizens Association formed 1917 to petition the government to build a neighborhood elementary school and pave 16th Street between Alaska Avenue and the District line.[2]

After developers acquired the land around 1911, they designed it so that the new homes would sit on large tracts of land, and they advertised the location as a “high-class” neighborhood.[5] The developers made sure to retain the large trees in the neighborhood when building the streets.[6] The developers also made sure that the land was bound by covenants prohibiting its sale to blacks and Jews.[7] The covenants stood until after World War II when the Supreme Court struck them down as unconstitutional.[7] At that point, speculators would move a black family into a house on a block that otherwise had white residents. Speculators would then tell the white residents that property values would imminently fall and pressure the white families to sell their homes to the speculators. The speculators would then sell the homes to other black families at large profits. This was called blockbusting. Starting in 1958, the Shepherd Park Citizens Association and Neighbors Inc led efforts to fight blockbusting and maintain the integrated nature of the neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s. It is one of the only neighborhoods on the east side of Rock Creek Park where white flight was stemmed in those years.

In 1985, residents learned that the owner of an apartment building on Georgia Avenue was close to selling the land for a Wendy’s to be built on it.[8] Residents protested, saying that the neighborhood needed a library much more than another fast food location.[7] The District Council decided to build a library on the site instead,[9] and the library opened in 1990.[10] Named the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, it is named after the neighborhood activist who led the neighborhood association in its efforts to have the library built there.[10]

More information can be found about Shepherd Park Neighborhood of Washington DC at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shepherd_Park

Washington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Washington

910 M ST NW, Unit 1003 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 910 M ST NW, Unit 1003, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8491981)
2 beds 2 baths 880 sqft $515,000
4301 MILITARY RD NW, Unit 208 Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 4301 MILITARY RD NW, Unit 208, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8491964)
2 beds 2 baths 985 sqft $569,900
1237 CARROLLSBURG PL SW Washington, DC 20024
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3 beds 2 baths $550,000
2801 CORTLAND PL NW, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20008
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1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $289,900
1157 46TH PL SE Washington, DC 20019
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2 beds 2 baths $200,000
1824 LAMONT ST NW Washington, DC 20010
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6 beds 3 baths $975,000
437 NEW YORK AVE NW, Unit 213 Washington, DC 20001
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1 bed 1 bath 733 sqft $425,000
19 SEATON PL NW Washington, DC 20001
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0 beds 0 baths $730,000
1833 BURKE ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 2 baths 1,620 sqft $659,000
5313 5TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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2 beds 2 baths $499,990
243 HAWAII AVE NE Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 2 baths $384,900
3321 STEPHENSON PL NW Washington, DC 20015
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3 beds 3 baths $950,000
3010 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 102 Washington, DC 20016
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2 beds 2 baths 847 sqft $460,000
845 3RD ST SW, Unit 301 Washington, DC 20024
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2 beds 1 bath 1,440 sqft $557,000
1814 M ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths $449,000
252 10TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 252 10TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8491711)
3 beds 2 baths 1,731 sqft $799,000
301 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 503 Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 2 baths 1,388 sqft $729,900
120 VAN BUREN ST NW Washington, DC 20012
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2 beds 1 bath $489,900
3417 MOUNT PLEASANT ST NW Washington, DC 20010
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4 beds 4 baths 2,382 sqft $934,900
700 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW, Unit 1002 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 700 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW, Unit 1002, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8491570)
1 bed 2 baths 1,836 sqft $909,000
1245 13TH ST NW, Unit 107 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1245 13TH ST NW, Unit 107, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8491519)
2 beds 2 baths 980 sqft $450,000
521 KENNEDY ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 521 KENNEDY ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8491535)
3 beds 3 baths $450,000
3840 39TH ST NW, Unit 106 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3840 39TH ST NW, Unit 106, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8491516)
1 bed 1 bath 744 sqft $330,000
1409 G ST NE, Unit 24 Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 3 baths 1,600 sqft $519,000
6204 32ND ST NW Washington, DC 20015
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5 beds 2 baths 2,710 sqft $858,000

Sold Listings in Washington

2848 Chancellors Way Ne Washington, DC 20017
4 beds 5 baths $0
4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1114e Washington, DC 20016
3 beds 2 baths $0
2328 2nd St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 2 baths $0
3900 Watson Pl Nw #B4g Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3900 Watson Pl Nw #B4g, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8486825)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $0
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #2004 Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 2 baths 1,667 sqft $0
4701 Connecticut Ave Nw #509 Washington, DC 20008
2 beds 2 baths 1,290 sqft $0
1400 Church St Nw #506 Washington, DC 20005
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2 beds 3 baths 1,330 sqft $0
4115 38th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4115 38th St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8481705)
3 beds 4 baths $0
1177 22nd St Nw #4-E Washington, DC 20037
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1 bed 2 baths 1,166 sqft $0
5223 New Hampshire Ave Nw Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 2 baths $0
2425 L St Nw #516 Washington, DC 20037
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1 bed 1 bath 1,050 sqft $0
6409 7th St Nw Washington, DC 20012
3 beds 2 baths $0
1344 Oak St Nw Washington, DC 20010
3 beds 2 baths $0
629 Regent Ne #Barton Model Home Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 629 Regent Ne #Barton Model Home, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8477297)
3 beds 5 baths 1,805 sqft $0
825 8th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 4 baths $0
1391 Pennsylvania Ave Se #527 Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths 850 sqft $0
315 18th Pl Ne #6 Washington, DC 20002
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $0
5325 5th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 4 baths $0
315 18th Pl Ne #5 Washington, DC 20002
1 bed 1 bath 595 sqft $0
1155 23rd St Nw #N5l Washington, DC 20037
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2 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $0
603 Browns Ct Se Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 1 bath $0
2125 14th St Nw #221 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 503 sqft $0
3801 52nd St Nw Washington, DC 20016
5 beds 4 baths $0
3800 52nd St Nw Washington, DC 20016
4 beds 4 baths $0
1600 F St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths $0

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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