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

104 50TH ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 104 50TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8412002)
3 beds 2 baths $255,000
1526 34TH ST NW Washington, DC 20007
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3 beds 4 baths $1,695,000
1351 FRANKLIN ST NE Washington, DC 20017
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3 beds 3 baths $549,000
430 IRVING ST NW, Unit 107 Washington, DC 20010
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1 bed 1 bath 765 sqft $299,900
3805 22ND ST NE Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 2 baths $449,995
1443 CHAPIN ST NW, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 1,016 sqft $639,900
2357 CHAMPLAIN ST NW, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 1,225 sqft $499,900
4200 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 904 Washington, DC 20016
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1 bed 1 bath 716 sqft $235,000
2360 CHAMPLAIN ST NW, Unit 2.3 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 1,004 sqft $624,900
730 QUEBEC PL NW Washington, DC 20010
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4 beds 2 baths $530,000
925 9TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths 1,940 sqft $870,000
136 D ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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4 beds 5 baths 2,032 sqft $1,200,000
2425 L ST NW, Unit 423 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 2425 L ST NW, Unit 423, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8411366)
1 bed 1 bath 765 sqft $539,999
3627 10TH ST NW Washington, DC 20010
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4 beds 4 baths 2,100 sqft $774,999
50335039 SHERIFF RD NE Washington, DC 20019
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4 beds 2 baths $209,000
3101 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, Unit 507 Washington, DC 20016
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1 bed 1 bath 1,170 sqft $399,800
2801 26TH ST NE Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 3 baths 3,105 sqft $385,000
1718 CORCORAN ST NW, Unit 41 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 1 bath 722 sqft $495,000
1822 M ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 4 baths 1,504 sqft $575,000
2406 PERRY ST NE Washington, DC 20018
3 beds 2 baths $340,000
4301 MILITARY RD NW, Unit 403 Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 4301 MILITARY RD NW, Unit 403, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8410997)
2 beds 2 baths 1,370 sqft $1,029,000
1310 SHERIDAN ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 1310 SHERIDAN ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8410991)
3 beds 4 baths $544,000
1702 MONTELLO AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 4 baths 1,786 sqft $550,000
644 E ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths $669,000
2853 29TH ST NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2853 29TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8410918)
7 beds 5 baths 4,055 sqft $1,685,000

Sold Listings in Washington

2517 Sayles Pl Se #4 Washington, DC 20020
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2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #1 Washington, DC 20020
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2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
2517 Sayles Pl Se #5 Washington, DC 20020
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2 beds 2 baths 1,227 sqft $0
507 G St Se Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 3 baths 1,788 sqft $0
1501 Gallatin St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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8 beds 5 baths 4,935 sqft $0
4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #102 Washington, DC 20010
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1 bed 1 bath 595 sqft $0
1336 A St Se Washington, DC 20003
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4 beds 4 baths 2,532 sqft $0
2111 Wisconsin Ave Nw #323 Washington, DC 20007
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2 beds 1 bath $0
1636 Massachusetts Ave Se Washington, DC 20003
6 beds 2 baths $0
3205 7th St Ne Washington, DC 20017
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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
5044 Dana Pl Nw Washington, DC 20016
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5 beds 5 baths $0
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #A214 Washington, DC 20016
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2 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $0
1177 22nd St Nw #5a Washington, DC 20037
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2 beds 2 baths 1,445 sqft $0
1177 22nd St Nw #3e Washington, DC 20037
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1 bed 2 baths 1,138 sqft $0
1362 North Carolina Ave Ne Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths $0
1423 Columbia Rd Nw #2 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths $0
1445 N St Nw #304 Washington, DC 20005
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2 beds 2 baths 875 sqft $0
503 Seward Sq Se Washington, DC 20003
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4 beds 3 baths 2,694 sqft $0
4344 Hawthorne St Nw Washington, DC 20016
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5 beds 4 baths $0
1319 Shepherd St Ne Washington, DC 20017
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3 beds 1 bath $0
726 Girard St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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4 beds 3 baths $0
610 Newton Pl Nw #6 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 610 Newton Pl Nw #6, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8384922)
2 beds 2 baths 1,299 sqft $0
610 Newton Pl Nw #7 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 2 baths 1,299 sqft $0
1148 45th Pl Se Washington, DC 20019
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2 beds 2 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-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