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

510 T St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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3 beds 1 bath $0
125 15th St Ne #5 Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths 1,118 sqft $0
1375 A ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths $599,000
5306 2ND ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 3 baths $389,900
3662 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW Washington, DC 20010
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3 beds 2 baths $649,000
5392 CHILLUM PL NE Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 2 baths $360,000
1245 4th ST SW, Unit E600 Washington, DC 20024
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2 beds 1 bath 867 sqft $299,000
4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 344 Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 4 baths 3,025 sqft $999,000
3940 7TH ST NE Washington, DC 20017
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2 beds 2 baths 875 sqft $339,000
3701 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 108 Washington, DC 20008
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1 bed 1 bath 721 sqft $265,000
700 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW, Unit 720/721 Washington, DC 20037
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3 beds 4 baths 2,459 sqft $1,795,000
1333 1ST ST NW Washington, DC 20001
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4 beds 4 baths $899,000
1737 P ST NW, Unit 502 Washington, DC 20036
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1 bed 1 bath 665 sqft $495,000
2425 WAGNER ST SE Washington, DC 20020
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3 beds 2 baths $200,000
4932 BLAINE ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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2 beds 2 baths $218,900
14 4TH ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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5 beds 2 baths $1,399,000
755 NICHOLSON ST NE Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 4 baths $499,900
829 HILLTOP TER SE Washington, DC 20019
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4 beds 3 baths 2,317 sqft $424,900
1375 EMERALD ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths 1,450 sqft $685,000
700 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW, Unit 1414 Washington, DC 20037
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1 bed 1 bath 1,000 sqft $400,000
407 ONEIDA ST NE Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 4 baths $529,000
3534 10th St Nw #310 Washington, DC 20010
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $0
2125 10TH ST NW Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 2 baths $599,000
4200 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 806A/805 Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 3 baths 3,274 sqft $1,750,000
5213 EAST CAPITOL ST SE Washington, DC 20019
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3 beds 3 baths $296,000

Sold Listings in Washington

510 T St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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3 beds 1 bath $0
125 15th St Ne #5 Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths 1,118 sqft $0
3534 10th St Nw #310 Washington, DC 20010
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $0
1410 Irving St Ne Washington, DC 20017
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6 beds 4 baths $0
4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #105 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 2 baths 880 sqft $0
1750 Kenyon St Nw Washington, DC 20010
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4 beds 3 baths $0
610 R St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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5 beds 4 baths $0
632 Morton Pl Ne Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 1 bath $0
1312 Buchanan St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 4 baths $0
541 Shepherd St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 4 baths $0
1760 E St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 2 baths $0
523 8th St Ne #101 Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths 793 sqft $0
800 4th St Sw #S-123 Washington, DC 20024
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0 beds 1 bath 447 sqft $0
1631 D St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 4 baths 1,836 sqft $0
1921 2nd St Ne #102 Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths 1,000 sqft $0
3604 Morrison St Nw Washington, DC 20015
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4 beds 2 baths $0
2357 Champlain St Nw #402 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $0
2315 13th Pl Ne Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 2 baths 408 sqft $0
3810 22nd St Ne Washington, DC 20018
3 beds 2 baths $0
2310 Ashmead Pl Nw #301 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $0
2848 Chancellors Way Ne Washington, DC 20017
4 beds 5 baths $0
1209 Potomac Ave Se Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 3 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
1936 3rd St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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4 beds 4 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

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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