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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

114 15TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 114 15TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8587786)
4 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $595,000
505 K ST NE Washington, DC 20002
2 beds 1 bath $1,100,000
642 HOBART PL NW Washington, DC 20001
4 beds 2 baths $575,000
4414 3RD ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 4414 3RD ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8608882)
5 beds 2 baths $549,999
2727 ORDWAY ST NW, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2727 ORDWAY ST NW, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8608858)
1 bed 1 bath 773 sqft $369,000
4201 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 115E Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4201 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 115E, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8608831)
3 beds 2 baths 1,860 sqft $647,900
1260 21ST ST NW, Unit 1012 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1260 21ST ST NW, Unit 1012, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8608781)
1 bed 1 bath 554 sqft $379,995
178 DARRINGTON ST SW Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 178 DARRINGTON ST SW, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8608744)
3 beds 2 baths 1,392 sqft $299,000
1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 605 Washington, DC 20024
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0 beds 1 bath 467 sqft $275,000
2926 PORTER ST NW, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20008
1 bed 1 bath $489,900
4725 SEDGWICK ST NW Washington, DC 20016
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4 beds 4 baths $1,250,000
2926 PORTER ST NW, Unit 308 Washington, DC 20008
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2 beds 2 baths $799,900
3803 10TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 3803 10TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8608643)
4 beds 6 baths $749,999
647 MORTON PL NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 1 bath $470,000
2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 303 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 303, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8608604)
1 bed 1 bath 640 sqft $354,900
107 13TH ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 2 baths $879,900
1737 MASSACHUSETTS AVE SE Washington, DC 20003
3 beds 2 baths $700,000
1517 CHANNING ST NE Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 1517 CHANNING ST NE, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8608338)
3 beds 2 baths $435,000
832 YUMA ST SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 832 YUMA ST SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8604511)
3 beds 2 baths $270,000
3039 MACOMB ST NW, Unit 14 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3039 MACOMB ST NW, Unit 14, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8608270)
1 bed 1 bath 720 sqft $262,750
1209 G ST SE, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20003
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1 bed 1 bath $285,000
3918 CAPITOL ST NE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 3918 CAPITOL ST NE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8608146)
3 beds 1 bath 1,536 sqft $245,000
3207 SUTTON PL NW, Unit B Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3207 SUTTON PL NW, Unit B, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8608129)
2 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $632,000
1535 CONSTITUTION AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1535 CONSTITUTION AVE NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8607988)
2 beds 1 bath 936 sqft $495,000
703 UPSHUR ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 703 UPSHUR ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8607885)
3 beds 4 baths 2,830 sqft $859,900

Sold Listings in Washington

1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #616 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #616, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8605152)
0 beds 1 bath 485 sqft $255,000
1711 Massachusetts Ave Nw #616 Washington, DC 20036
0 beds 1 bath 485 sqft $255,000
1155 23rd St Nw #Np-2c Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 1155 23rd St Nw #Np-2c, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8603704)
3 beds 3 baths 2,457 sqft $1,900,000
1800 Varnum St Nw Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 1800 Varnum St Nw, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8596854)
5 beds 2 baths $970,000
1436 Chapin St Nw #G Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1436 Chapin St Nw #G, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8596619)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $754,900
1801 16th St Nw #601, 605 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1801 16th St Nw #601, 605, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8594932)
3 beds 3 baths 1,800 sqft $1,300,000
1801 16th St Nw #501 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1801 16th St Nw #501, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8594781)
1 bed 1 bath 722 sqft $553,750
4461 Greenwich Pkwy Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 4461 Greenwich Pkwy Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8593364)
2 beds 3 baths $862,000
1414 Columbia St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1414 Columbia St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8591234)
4 beds 3 baths $1,500,000
1217 35th St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 1217 35th St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8586541)
2 beds 1 bath $550,000
1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #205 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1700 Kalorama Rd Nw #205, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8586383)
1 bed 2 baths $549,000
3807 10th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 3807 10th St Nw, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8584924)
3 beds 3 baths 2,305 sqft $822,150
1017 Quincy St Ne #1017 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 1017 Quincy St Ne #1017, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8582805)
2 beds 3 baths 1,118 sqft $365,000
529 Lamont St Nw #101 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 529 Lamont St Nw #101, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8584335)
3 beds 1 bath 1,183 sqft $399,999
1220 Holbrook Ter Ne #B 4 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1220 Holbrook Ter Ne #B 4, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8584362)
2 beds 1 bath $247,097
2500 Sayles Pl Se #1 Washington, DC 20020
2 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $281,900
5470 31st St Nw Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 5470 31st St Nw, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8579768)
3 beds 3 baths 1,646 sqft $730,000
1727 Massachusetts Ave Nw #315 Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1727 Massachusetts Ave Nw #315, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8581538)
0 beds 1 bath 445 sqft $230,000
2501 Calvert St Nw #307 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2501 Calvert St Nw #307, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8580964)
2 beds 2 baths 177 sqft $453,000
5020 Nash St Ne Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 5020 Nash St Ne, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8570589)
3 beds 2 baths $202,000
3 Washington Cir Nw #605 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 3 Washington Cir Nw #605, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8579627)
1 bed 2 baths 810 sqft $462,500
3348 Minnesota Ave Se Washington, DC 20019
4 beds 2 baths $220,000
1308 Belmont St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1308 Belmont St Nw #2, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8572623)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $635,000
3814 Alton Pl Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3814 Alton Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8579910)
3 beds 3 baths $1,275,000
333 2nd St Ne #405 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 333 2nd St Ne #405, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8579232)
0 beds 1 bath 360 sqft $235,000

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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