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

1340 FAIRMONT ST NW, Unit 23 Washington, DC 20009
1 bed 1 bath 560 sqft $319,950
915 E ST NW, Unit 1110 Washington, DC 20004
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1 bed 1 bath 648 sqft $409,000
909 C ST SE Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths $565,000
1470 CHAPIN ST NW, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 973 sqft $549,900
1606 A ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 4 baths $845,000
4142 22ND ST NE Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 4 baths $625,000
1401 COLUMBIA RD NW, Unit 107 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath $310,000
1716 E ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths $474,900
5503 8TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 3 baths $475,000
1420 12TH ST NW Washington, DC 20005
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3 beds 4 baths 2,272 sqft $1,199,900
1616 DECATUR ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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4 beds 4 baths $850,000
2728 UNICORN LN NW Washington, DC 20015
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4 beds 6 baths $1,150,000
87 S ST NW Washington, DC 20001
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3 beds 3 baths $649,000
1107 KENYON ST NW, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20010
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3 beds 3 baths $849,000
3624 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW Washington, DC 20010
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3 beds 3 baths $619,900
4910 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 4910 4TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8488211)
4 beds 4 baths $645,000
710712 SHEPHERD RD NW, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 710712 SHEPHERD RD NW, Unit 4, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8488200)
2 beds 2 baths 830 sqft $325,000
1232 16TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1232 16TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8488182)
8 beds 4 baths $497,000
4514 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 405 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 4514 CONNECTICUT AVE NW, Unit 405, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8488129)
1 bed 1 bath 1,170 sqft $429,000
1002 M ST NW, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1002 M ST NW, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8488122)
2 beds 2 baths 1,144 sqft $599,900
1623 D ST SE, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1623 D ST SE, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8488105)
2 beds 3 baths $629,900
3016 TILDEN ST NW, Unit 201 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3016 TILDEN ST NW, Unit 201, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8488101)
3 beds 2 baths 1,560 sqft $650,000
1623 D ST SE, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths $599,900
1448 CAPITOL ST NE, Unit 1448 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1448 CAPITOL ST NE, Unit 1448, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8488091)
2 beds 3 baths 1,410 sqft $549,495
1860 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 5 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1860 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 5, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8488089)
1 bed 1 bath 620 sqft $304,900

Sold Listings in Washington

3900 Watson Pl Nw #B4g Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3900 Watson Pl Nw #B4g, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8486825)
2 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $0
4301 Massachusetts Ave Nw #2004 Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 2 baths 1,667 sqft $0
4701 Connecticut Ave Nw #509 Washington, DC 20008
2 beds 2 baths 1,290 sqft $0
1400 Church St Nw #506 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1400 Church St Nw #506, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8482123)
2 beds 3 baths 1,330 sqft $0
4115 38th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 4 baths $0
6409 7th St Nw Washington, DC 20012
3 beds 2 baths $0
629 Regent Ne #Barton Model Home Washington, DC 20017
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3 beds 5 baths 1,805 sqft $0
1391 Pennsylvania Ave Se #527 Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths 850 sqft $0
315 18th Pl Ne #5 Washington, DC 20002
1 bed 1 bath 595 sqft $0
1155 23rd St Nw #N5l Washington, DC 20037
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2 beds 2 baths 1,324 sqft $0
2125 14th St Nw #221 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 503 sqft $0
3801 52nd St Nw Washington, DC 20016
5 beds 4 baths $0
3800 52nd St Nw Washington, DC 20016
4 beds 4 baths $0
103 8th St Se Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 103 8th St Se, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8468048)
4 beds 4 baths $0
1821 L St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 1 bath 925 sqft $0
514 G St Se Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths $0
326 N St Sw Washington, DC 20024
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3 beds 2 baths $0
2212 13th St Ne Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 2 baths $0
1532 A St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 4 baths $0
1514 V St Se Washington, DC 20020
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3 beds 3 baths 2,100 sqft $0
3601 35th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
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4 beds 3 baths 3,441 sqft $0
1724 17th St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 694 sqft $0
5423 4th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 3 baths $0
2004 11th St Nw #221 Washington, DC 20001
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1 bed 1 bath $0
4452 Burlington Pl Nw Washington, DC 20016
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3 beds 3 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

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