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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

725 32ND ST SE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 725 32ND ST SE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8735483)
3 beds 2 baths $399,900
1250S.W 4th ST SW #w313 Washington, DC 20024
0 beds 1 bath 465 sqft $207,000
201 RHODE ISLAND AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths 2,652 sqft $650,000
4301 MILITARY RD NW, Unit 213 Washington, DC 20015
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2 beds 2 baths 1,770 sqft $1,485,000
330 14TH PL NE, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20002
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1 bed 1 bath 652 sqft $366,000
4100 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit PH 17 Washington, DC 20016
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2 beds 2 baths 2,035 sqft $965,000
3628 RESERVOIR RD NW Washington, DC 20007
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6 beds 6 baths 3,562 sqft $1,850,000
1635 LANG PL NE Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 1 bath $350,000
239 MISSOURI AVE NW Washington, DC 20011
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5 beds 2 baths $549,000
3505 24TH ST NE Washington, DC 20018
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2 beds 2 baths $450,000
6348 31ST PL NW Washington, DC 20015
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3 beds 4 baths $949,000
4712 B ST SE Washington, DC 20019
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2 beds 1 bath $215,000
1714 NEW JERSEY AVE NW Washington, DC 20001
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3 beds 2 baths 1,454 sqft $789,000
429 N ST SW, Unit S810 Washington, DC 20024
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1 bed 1 bath 560 sqft $295,000
1669 COLUMBIA RD NW, Unit 108 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 725 sqft $359,000
4617 MACARTHUR BLVD NW, Unit B Washington, DC 20007
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2 beds 3 baths 1,404 sqft $599,000
1468 SHERIDAN ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 4 baths $487,500
3024 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 210 Washington, DC 20016
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1 bed 1 bath 572 sqft $299,000
3350 ELY PL SE Washington, DC 20019
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5 beds 3 baths 2,200 sqft $369,000
1312 FAIRMONT ST NW Washington, DC 20009
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9 beds 4 baths $1,125,000
6209 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 3 baths $695,900
408 4TH ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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4 beds 4 baths $1,125,000
401 13TH ST NE, Unit 211 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 401 13TH ST NE, Unit 211, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8733012)
2 beds 2 baths 1,190 sqft $565,000
3644 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW Washington, DC 20010
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5 beds 4 baths $960,000
1314 SHEPHERD ST NW Washington, DC 20011
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3 beds 3 baths $685,000

Sold Listings in Washington

2129 10th St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 3 baths $650,000
3912 Morrison St Nw Washington, DC 20015
3 beds 3 baths $949,000
240 M St Sw #E209 Washington, DC 20024
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1 bed 1 bath 671 sqft $323,000
2550 17th St Nw #416 Washington, DC 20009
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1 bed 1 bath 714 sqft $484,900
5350 43rd St Nw Washington, DC 20015
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3 beds 4 baths $915,000
1206 Wylie St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths $399,999
954 Florida Ave Nw Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 2 baths $375,000
5302 13th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
4 beds 2 baths $508,250
813 Kentucky Ave Se Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 2 baths $949,000
3320 Quebec Pl Nw Washington, DC 20008
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2 beds 3 baths $1,100,000
1516 23rd St Se Washington, DC 20020
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4 beds 3 baths $409,900
1712 Independence Ave Se #3 Washington, DC 20003
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3 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $675,000
240 M St Sw #E514 Washington, DC 20024
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2 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $335,000
4016 Mansion Dr Nw Washington, DC 20007
3 beds 5 baths $1,475,000
608 14th Pl Ne #4 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 608 14th Pl Ne #4, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8716520)
1 bed 1 bath 538 sqft $317,000
608 14TH PL NE, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 608 14TH PL NE, Unit 4, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8716520)
1 bed 1 bath 538 sqft $317,000
4236 45th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4236 45th St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8715449)
3 beds 3 baths $881,000
4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #519e Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4201 Cathedral Ave Nw #519e, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8715942)
1 bed 1 bath 656 sqft $235,000
5309 Connecticut Ave Nw Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 5309 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8715740)
4 beds 2 baths $1,450,000
4100 W St Nw #401 Washington, DC 20007
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2 beds 1 bath 1,067 sqft $375,000
3107 Dogwood St Nw Washington, DC 20015
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2 beds 3 baths $839,000
1729 S St Se Washington, DC 20020
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3 beds 2 baths $280,000
1317 Spring Rd Nw Washington, DC 20010
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3 beds 1 bath $875,000
3283 Sutton Pl Nw #D Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3283 Sutton Pl Nw #D, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8711427)
2 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $645,000
519 5th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 baths 1,424 sqft $823,000

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Washington School Districts

District Of Columbia Public Schools
9-12
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 Public Charter School
6-12
http://www.paulcharter.org
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