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

1273 OWEN PL NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1273 OWEN PL NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8324396)
3 beds 4 baths 2,000 sqft $524,900
4407 BANKS PL NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 4407 BANKS PL NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8324388)
3 beds 3 baths $225,000
2843 31ST PL NE, Unit 2843 Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 2843 31ST PL NE, Unit 2843, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8324373)
3 beds 3 baths 1,329 sqft $275,000
1523 25TH ST SE Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 1523 25TH ST SE, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8324358)
3 beds 4 baths $459,750
1150 K ST NW, Unit 508 Washington, DC 20005
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2 beds 2 baths 954 sqft $645,000
2039 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW, Unit 705 Washington, DC 20009
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3 beds 2 baths 1,919 sqft $1,345,000
MLS # DC8324199 Washington, DC 20018
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8 beds 5 baths $524,900
7919 14TH ST NW Washington, DC 20012
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3 beds 4 baths $738,000
1743 11TH ST NW Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 3 baths $749,000
170 TODD PL NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths $509,900
122 46TH PL NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 122 46TH PL NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8324063)
2 beds 2 baths $239,950
115 D ST SE, Unit 107 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 115 D ST SE, Unit 107, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8323909)
1 bed 1 bath 710 sqft $395,000
430 IRVING ST NW, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 430 IRVING ST NW, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8323851)
1 bed 1 bath $335,000
2120 O ST NW Washington, DC 20037
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4 beds 3 baths $1,179,000
1924 1ST ST NW Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1924 1ST ST NW, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8323805)
6 beds 3 baths $647,579
4626 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 4626 4TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8323592)
4 beds 4 baths 1,845 sqft $699,000
5132 7TH ST NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5132 7TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8323569)
3 beds 3 baths $339,900
4827 JAY ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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3 beds 2 baths $319,500
1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 210 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 210, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8323549)
0 beds 1 bath 558 sqft $268,000
MLS # DC8323540 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of MLS # DC8323540 in Washington, DC 20008
2 beds 2 baths 1,174 sqft $729,000
1802 S ST NW Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1802 S ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8323447)
5 beds 4 baths $1,299,999
3339 DIX ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 3339 DIX ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8323338)
2 beds 2 baths $219,900
724 OTIS PL NW Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 724 OTIS PL NW, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8323270)
4 beds 2 baths $650,000
5319 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5319 4TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8323259)
3 beds 3 baths $539,900
2380 CHAMPLAIN ST NW, Unit 204 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2380 CHAMPLAIN ST NW, Unit 204, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8323252)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $669,900

Sold Listings in Washington

1727 Massachusetts Ave Nw #608 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1727 Massachusetts Ave Nw #608, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8320921)
0 beds 1 bath 450 sqft $0
915 3rd St Ne #2 Ph Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 915 3rd St Ne #2 Ph, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8320902)
3 beds 3 baths $0
8142 Beach Dr Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 8142 Beach Dr Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8322931)
3 beds 3 baths 2,276 sqft $0
718 9th St Se Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 718 9th St Se, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8317233)
2 beds 2 baths $0
1618 V St Nw Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1618 V St Nw, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8317273)
3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $0
617 Webster St Nw Washington, DC 20011
4 beds 4 baths $0
1825 19th St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1825 19th St Nw #2, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8310757)
2 beds 2 baths $0
2101 11th St Nw #503 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 2101 11th St Nw #503, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8310482)
2 beds 2 baths 1,072 sqft $0
3926 20th St Ne Washington, DC 20018
5 beds 3 baths $0
3228 19th St Nw Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3228 19th St Nw, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8306923)
6 beds 4 baths $0
1669 Columbia Road Nw #304 Washington, DC 20009
1 bed 1 bath 682 sqft $0
5414 1st Pl Nw #203 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5414 1st Pl Nw #203, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8307116)
2 beds 2 baths 999 sqft $0
641 Gallatin St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 3 baths $0
1333 R St Nw Washington, DC 20009
7 beds 3 baths $0
148 R St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 148 R St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8303474)
3 beds 4 baths 1,982 sqft $0
620 G St Sw Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 620 G St Sw, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8301717)
3 beds 2 baths 1,968 sqft $0
3710 Manor Pl Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 3710 Manor Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8301833)
3 beds 2 baths 1,798 sqft $0
2030 F St Nw #111 Washington, DC 20006
Photo of 2030 F St Nw #111, Washington, DC 20006 (MLS # DC8302808)
0 beds 1 bath 485 sqft $0
4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1424e Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #1424e, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8302755)
2 beds 2 baths 1,468 sqft $0
762 Park Rd Nw Washington, DC 20010
4 beds 3 baths $0
4600 Connecticut Ave Nw #717 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 4600 Connecticut Ave Nw #717, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8301182)
0 beds 1 bath 577 sqft $0
453 Q St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 453 Q St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8300952)
3 beds 3 baths $0
3417 Sherman Nw #1 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3417 Sherman Nw #1, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8301102)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $0
5703 2nd St Ne Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5703 2nd St Ne, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8300233)
2 beds 1 bath $0
1105 Park Rd Nw #3 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 3 baths 1,100 sqft $0

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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/
Next Step Public Charter School Agency
10-12 & ungraded
Carlos Rosario International PCS
n/a
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
LAYC Youth Build PCS
10-12 & ungraded
The William E. Doar, Junior Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-5
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Education Strengthens Families (ESF) PCS
PK
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Septima Clark PCS
PK-6
Arts & Technology Academy PCS
PK-5
Booker T. Washington PCS
9-12 & ungraded
Capital City PCS
PK-8
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
6-12
http://www.chavezschools.org/
Community Academy Public Charter School (CAPCS)
PK-8
http://www.capcs.org/
DC Bilingual PCS
PK-5
DC Prep Public Charter School
PK-8
http://www.dcprep.org/
E.L. Haynes PCS
PK-10
Friendship Public Charter School
PK-12
http://www.friendshipschools.org/
Imagine Hope Community Charter School
PK-8
http://www.hopecommunitycs.org/
Hospitality PCHS
9-12
Cedar Tree Academy Public Charter School
K
http://www.howardroadacademy.org/
Howard Univ. Math & Science Middle School
6-8
Hyde Leadership PCS
PK-12
Idea PCS
7-12
Ideal Academy Public Charter School
PK-8
https://www.iapcs.com/
KIPP PCS
PK-12
Lamb PCS
PK-5
Mary McLeod Bethune
PK-8
Maya Angelou PCS
6-12 & ungraded
Meridian PCS
PK-8
Nia Community PCS
PK-6
Options PCS
6-12
Paul PCS
6-9
Potomac PCS
PK-7
Roots PCS
PK-8
Sail PCS
K-8
Seed PCS
6-12
St. Coletta PCS
PK-12 & ungraded
E. Whitlow Stokes PCS
PK-6
Thurgood Marshall PCS
9-12
Tree of Life Community PCS
PK-8
Two Rivers PCS
PK-8
http://www.tworiverspcs.org/
Washington Latin Public Charter School
9-12
http://www.edline.net/pages/Washington_Latin_PCS
Washington Math Science PCS
9-12
The William E. Doar, Jr. Public Charter School for the Performing Arts
PK-12
http://www.wedjschool.us/
Achievement Preparatory Academy PCS
4-8
Center City PCS
PK-8
http://www.centercitypcs.org/
Imagine Southeast
PK-7
National Collegiate Preparatory PCS
9-12
Washington Yu Ying PCS
PK-5
Excel Academy PCS
PK-4
Inspired Teaching Demonstration PCS
PK-4
Shining Stars Montessori PCS
PK-1
Richard Wright PCS for Journalism and Media Arts PCS
8-12
BASIS DC PCS
5-8
Creative Minds PCS
PK-2
DC Scholars PCS
PK-3
Mundo Verde Bilingual PCS
PK-1
Ingenuity Preparatory
n/a
Sela PCS
n/a
Somerset PCS
n/a

Washington Schools

Murch Elementary School
PK-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/murch
Moten Elementary School
PK, 1-5, public
http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/moten
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