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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

301 G ST NE, Unit 13 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 301 G ST NE, Unit 13, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8706781)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $695,000
1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 511 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 511, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8703750)
1 bed 1 bath 558 sqft $305,900
2141 I ST NW, Unit 816 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 2141 I ST NW, Unit 816, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8706636)
1 bed 1 bath 509 sqft $300,000
4831 ILLINOIS AVE NW Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 2 baths $554,900
631 D ST NW, Unit 330 Washington, DC 20004
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1 bed 1 bath 810 sqft $445,900
310 63RD ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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3 beds 2 baths $269,000
1340 RIDGE PL SE Washington, DC 20020
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3 beds 1 bath $250,000
1221 TRINIDAD AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 1 bath $459,000
536 14TH ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 2 baths $600,000
1260 21ST ST NW, Unit 313 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1260 21ST ST NW, Unit 313, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8706205)
1 bed 1 bath 554 sqft $325,000
1440 N ST NW, Unit 715 Washington, DC 20005
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0 beds 1 bath 411 sqft $249,900
243 55TH ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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2 beds 2 baths 1,008 sqft $299,900
4457 SOUTH DAKOTA AVE NE Washington, DC 20017
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4 beds 4 baths $579,000
1109 16TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths $449,000
2311 M ST NW, Unit 804 Washington, DC 20037
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1 bed 1 bath 554 sqft $409,999
1336 TALBERT CT SE, Unit A Washington, DC 20020
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3 beds 3 baths 1,446 sqft $375,000
4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 722B Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 722B, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8705763)
1 bed 1 bath 1,000 sqft $275,000
929 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit PH 8005 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 929 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit PH 8005, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8705740)
2 beds 2 baths 1,237 sqft $719,900
1201 QUEEN ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1201 QUEEN ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8705732)
5 beds 4 baths 1,500 sqft $695,000
32 LONGFELLOW ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 32 LONGFELLOW ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8705724)
4 beds 4 baths 3,260 sqft $490,000
877 BARNABY ST SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 877 BARNABY ST SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8705705)
3 beds 3 baths $299,900
916 G ST NW, Unit 202 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 916 G ST NW, Unit 202, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8704850)
1 bed 1 bath $525,000
1629 L ST NE, Unit 106 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1629 L ST NE, Unit 106, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8705508)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $399,900
2120 VERMONT AVE NW, Unit 215 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2120 VERMONT AVE NW, Unit 215, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8704427)
2 beds 2 baths 945 sqft $595,000
635 CONSTITUTION AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 635 CONSTITUTION AVE NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8705566)
2 beds 1 bath 1,148 sqft $639,000

Sold Listings in Washington

3237 Sutton Pl Nw #B Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3237 Sutton Pl Nw #B, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8705710)
2 beds 3 baths $635,000
1736 Columbia Rd Nw #310 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1736 Columbia Rd Nw #310, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8704654)
2 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $469,650
3223 Georgia Ave Nw Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3223 Georgia Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8700779)
2 beds 2 baths $530,000
650 Lamont St Nw Washington, DC 20010
2 beds 2 baths $761,250
4101 Cathedral Ave Nw #1007 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4101 Cathedral Ave Nw #1007, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8698904)
1 bed 1 bath 852 sqft $220,000
3205 Georgia Ave Nw #407 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3205 Georgia Ave Nw #407, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8695593)
2 beds 1 bath $500,000
1801 16th St Nw #408 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1801 16th St Nw #408, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8694491)
0 beds 1 bath $289,500
1702 Kalmia Rd Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 1702 Kalmia Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8689956)
5 beds 6 baths $1,183,000
1517 Q St Nw Washington, DC 20009
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3 beds 3 baths $1,380,000
2713 Woodley Pl Nw Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2713 Woodley Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8691571)
5 beds 4 baths $1,125,000
1844 Columbia Rd Nw #203 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1844 Columbia Rd Nw #203, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8688054)
1 bed 1 bath 489 sqft $299,900
500 M St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 500 M St Nw #2, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8686691)
2 beds 3 baths 1,077 sqft $597,000
3034 Dent Pl Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 3034 Dent Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8686197)
2 beds 3 baths $1,540,000
3101 New Mexico Ave Nw #1109 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3101 New Mexico Ave Nw #1109, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8685630)
3 beds 4 baths 1,742 sqft $985,000
1801 16th St Nw #604 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1801 16th St Nw #604, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8686483)
1 bed 1 bath 456 sqft $359,500
1133 14th St Nw #309 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1133 14th St Nw #309, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8683528)
1 bed 1 bath 615 sqft $330,000
460 New York Ave Nw #1003 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 460 New York Ave Nw #1003, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8682979)
1 bed 1 bath 745 sqft $553,500
229 12th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 229 12th St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8681612)
3 beds 3 baths $950,000
2230 California St Nw #3be Washington, DC 20008
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3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $1,450,000
1000 New Jersey Ave Se #1108 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1000 New Jersey Ave Se #1108, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8679963)
3 beds 2 baths 111 sqft $667,000
3344 Prospect St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 3344 Prospect St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8680572)
4 beds 3 baths $1,495,000
2852 Ontario Rd Nw ##22 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2852 Ontario Rd Nw ##22, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8679750)
2 beds 1 bath $815,000
5015 Hawthorne Pl Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 5015 Hawthorne Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8677412)
5 beds 4 baths 3,510 sqft $1,199,000
3807 Rodman St Nw #B8 Washington, DC 20016
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1 bed 2 baths 1,076 sqft $392,000
6412 7th St Nw Washington, DC 20012
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3 beds 2 baths $474,000

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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/
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