Albert Hallivis
240-461-4377240-461-4377

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

3547 QUESADA ST NW Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 3547 QUESADA ST NW, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8644625)
5 beds 5 baths 3,300 sqft $1,295,000
1613 HARVARD ST NW, Unit 216 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1613 HARVARD ST NW, Unit 216, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8646571)
2 beds 1 bath 1,080 sqft $539,500
2475 VIRGINIA AVE NW, Unit 516 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 2475 VIRGINIA AVE NW, Unit 516, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8645634)
1 bed 1 bath 875 sqft $279,000
15 VAN BUREN ST NW Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 15 VAN BUREN ST NW, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8646821)
5 beds 2 baths $539,000
214 6TH ST SE Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 214 6TH ST SE, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8646812)
3 beds 1 bath $769,000
1306 W ST NW Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1306 W ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8646736)
4 beds 4 baths $949,900
530 INGRAHAM ST NE Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $399,000
3101 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, Unit 257 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3101 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, Unit 257, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8646618)
1 bed 1 bath 915 sqft $330,000
5818 EASTERN AVE NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5818 EASTERN AVE NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8646595)
3 beds 2 baths 1,536 sqft $344,900
520 INGRAHAM ST NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 520 INGRAHAM ST NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8646577)
3 beds 2 baths $399,000
321 RALEIGH ST SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 321 RALEIGH ST SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8646562)
3 beds 4 baths $314,950
3658 UPTON ST NW Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 3658 UPTON ST NW, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8644703)
7 beds 5 baths $1,690,000
1230 23RD ST NW, Unit 601 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 1230 23RD ST NW, Unit 601, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8639400)
1 bed 1 bath 597 sqft $449,000
433 LEBAUM ST SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 433 LEBAUM ST SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8646337)
2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $250,000
309 SEATON PL NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 309 SEATON PL NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8646247)
3 beds 4 baths 2,278 sqft $699,000
2528 ELVANS RD SE Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 2528 ELVANS RD SE, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8646215)
5 beds 3 baths $485,000
3121 12TH ST NE Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 3121 12TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8646178)
3 beds 2 baths $449,000
2550 17TH ST NW, Unit 308 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2550 17TH ST NW, Unit 308, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8646132)
1 bed 1 bath 682 sqft $428,900
2203 T PL SE Washington, DC 20020
2 beds 1 bath $205,000
4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 2, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8645988)
2 beds 2 baths 825 sqft $350,000
730 24 NW, Unit 511 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 730 24 NW, Unit 511, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8646031)
1 bed 1 bath 630 sqft $295,000
4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 1 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 1, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8645992)
2 beds 2 baths 825 sqft $350,000
4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 4, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8645998)
2 beds 2 baths 825 sqft $375,000
4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4005 7TH ST NE, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8645987)
2 beds 2 baths 825 sqft $375,000
617 MALCOLM X AVE SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 617 MALCOLM X AVE SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8645801)
3 beds 2 baths $285,000

Sold Listings in Washington

976 Florida Ave Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 976 Florida Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8643452)
2 beds 1 bath $569,000
976 Florida Ave Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 976 Florida Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8643452)
2 beds 1 bath $569,000
1633 Van Buren St Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 1633 Van Buren St Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8642571)
4 beds 3 baths $1,100,000
6815 9th St Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 6815 9th St Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8643847)
5 beds 3 baths $490,000
1001 26th St Nw #506 Washington, DC 20037
1 bed 1 bath 804 sqft $320,000
3201 44th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3201 44th St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8628921)
5 beds 5 baths 4,500 sqft $1,750,000
7121 Georgia Ave Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 7121 Georgia Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8624964)
3 beds 2 baths 1,430 sqft $365,000
2030 8th St Nw #303 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2030 8th St Nw #303, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8623986)
1 bed 1 bath $492,900
1301 21st St Nw Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1301 21st St Nw, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8621502)
3 beds 3 baths 2,830 sqft $1,950,000
1301 21st St Nw Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1301 21st St Nw, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8621502)
3 beds 3 baths 2,830 sqft $1,950,000
4000 Cathedral Ave Nw #108b Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4000 Cathedral Ave Nw #108b, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8641722)
1 bed 1 bath 1,100 sqft $399,999
3424 P St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 3424 P St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8621828)
3 beds 2 baths $925,000
631 D St Nw #845 Washington, DC 20004
Photo of 631 D St Nw #845, Washington, DC 20004 (MLS # DC8619011)
2 beds 3 baths 1,219 sqft $633,000
3724 Ingomar St Nw Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 3724 Ingomar St Nw, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8621320)
7 beds 5 baths $1,625,000
1409 21st St Nw #2b Washington, DC 20036
Photo of 1409 21st St Nw #2b, Washington, DC 20036 (MLS # DC8619154)
1 bed 1 bath 609 sqft $443,500
1828 15th Nw Washington, DC 20009
3 beds 2 baths $1,350,000
1415 Duncan St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1415 Duncan St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8617650)
3 beds 3 baths $624,000
1415 DUNCAN ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1415 DUNCAN ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8617650)
3 beds 3 baths $624,000
400 21st St Ne #3 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 400 21st St Ne #3, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8616423)
2 beds 2 baths 900 sqft $441,000
725 Emerson St Nw Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 725 Emerson St Nw, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8611662)
4 beds 4 baths $670,000
6725 Piney Branch Rd Nw Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 6725 Piney Branch Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8615696)
4 beds 4 baths 2,500 sqft $729,900
1335 E St Se Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1335 E St Se, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8615374)
3 beds 2 baths $625,000
1541 T St Nw Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1541 T St Nw, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8614457)
5 beds 5 baths 3,300 sqft $1,828,000
1354 Monroe St Nw #B Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 1354 Monroe St Nw #B, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8614474)
2 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $695,000
1461 Girard St Nw #400 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1461 Girard St Nw #400, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8614888)
2 beds 1 bath 1,016 sqft $560,000

Walk Score for Washington



Washington School Data

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