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

947 14TH ST SE Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 947 14TH ST SE, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8523230)
4 beds 3 baths 2,520 sqft $699,000
1401 K ST SE Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1401 K ST SE, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8523209)
4 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $599,000
1115 H ST NE, Unit 203 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1115 H ST NE, Unit 203, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8512859)
1 bed 1 bath 651 sqft $349,900
3261 Sutton Pl Nw #D Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3261 Sutton Pl Nw #D, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8522655)
2 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $0
1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 608 Washington, DC 20024
Photo of 1101 3RD ST SW, Unit 608, Washington, DC 20024 (MLS # DC8523002)
1 bed 1 bath 558 sqft $290,000
853 MONTERIA CT SE Washington, DC 20032
Photo of 853 MONTERIA CT SE, Washington, DC 20032 (MLS # DC8522812)
4 beds 4 baths 1,880 sqft $279,999
1820 CLYDESDALE PL NW, Unit 105 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1820 CLYDESDALE PL NW, Unit 105, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8522748)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $239,000
732 15TH ST SE, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 732 15TH ST SE, Unit 2, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8522296)
1 bed 1 bath 620 sqft $369,900
2820 2ND ST SE Washington, DC 20032
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4 beds 2 baths $299,999
1300 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 505 Washington, DC 20005
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0 beds 1 bath 400 sqft $229,900
616 E ST NW, Unit 453 Washington, DC 20004
Photo of 616 E ST NW, Unit 453, Washington, DC 20004 (MLS # DC8522417)
2 beds 3 baths 1,203 sqft $650,000
611 2nd St Ne #3 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 611 2nd St Ne #3, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8522304)
2 beds 2 baths 767 sqft $0
460 NEW YORK AVE NW, Unit 507 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 460 NEW YORK AVE NW, Unit 507, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8522287)
2 beds 2 baths 1,134 sqft $710,500
192 54TH ST SE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 192 54TH ST SE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8522184)
2 beds 2 baths $239,000
1117 10TH ST NW, Unit 906 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1117 10TH ST NW, Unit 906, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8522068)
1 bed 1 bath 818 sqft $540,000
1327 RITTENHOUSE ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 1327 RITTENHOUSE ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8522083)
3 beds 4 baths $419,000
620 OGLETHORPE ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 620 OGLETHORPE ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8522082)
5 beds 3 baths $599,900
1835 L ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1835 L ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8521917)
2 beds 3 baths $299,000
6532 EASTERN AVE NE Washington, DC 20012
Photo of 6532 EASTERN AVE NE, Washington, DC 20012 (MLS # DC8521906)
3 beds 2 baths $425,000
810 SOMERSET PL NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 810 SOMERSET PL NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8520402)
4 beds 4 baths 1,623 sqft $575,000
5520 4TH NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5520 4TH NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8521829)
4 beds 4 baths 2,366 sqft $699,999
5516 4TH NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5516 4TH NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8521827)
4 beds 4 baths 2,459 sqft $699,999
3902 14TH ST NW, Unit 414 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 3902 14TH ST NW, Unit 414, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8521823)
1 bed 1 bath 709 sqft $309,450
2111 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 121 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2111 WISCONSIN AVE NW, Unit 121, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8521814)
1 bed 1 bath 693 sqft $342,500
2006 E ST NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 2006 E ST NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8521651)
2 beds 3 baths 1,118 sqft $595,000

Sold Listings in Washington

3261 Sutton Pl Nw #D Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3261 Sutton Pl Nw #D, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8522655)
2 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $0
611 2nd St Ne #3 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 611 2nd St Ne #3, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8522304)
2 beds 2 baths 767 sqft $0
1217 Potomac Ave Se Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1217 Potomac Ave Se, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8519590)
3 beds 3 baths $0
1814 Newton St Ne Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 1814 Newton St Ne, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8518956)
5 beds 1 bath $0
1517 12th St Nw Washington, DC 20005
4 beds 5 baths $0
312 Bryant St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 312 Bryant St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8516727)
0 beds 0 baths 1,028 sqft $0
4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #404 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 4800 Georgia Ave St Nw #404, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8515460)
1 bed 1 bath 535 sqft $0
4742 W St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 4742 W St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8513887)
5 beds 5 baths $0
1414 Columbia St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1414 Columbia St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8512312)
2 beds 2 baths 2,042 sqft $0
3715 R St Nw Washington, DC 20007
3 beds 2 baths $0
1245 13th St Nw #411 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1245 13th St Nw #411, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8512620)
1 bed 1 bath 644 sqft $0
5331 42nd Pl Nw Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 5331 42nd Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8511246)
3 beds 3 baths 1,824 sqft $0
1317 Harvard St Nw #4 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1317 Harvard St Nw #4, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8511227)
2 beds 2 baths $0
2755 Ordway St Nw #314 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2755 Ordway St Nw #314, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8507016)
0 beds 1 bath 544 sqft $0
510 T St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 510 T St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8509606)
3 beds 1 bath $0
125 15th St Ne #5 Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 125 15th St Ne #5, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8509530)
2 beds 2 baths 1,118 sqft $0
1022 Hamlin St Ne Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 1022 Hamlin St Ne, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8521660)
4 beds 2 baths $0
4122 5th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $0
2125 10th St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2125 10th St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8508442)
2 beds 2 baths $0
3534 10th St Nw #310 Washington, DC 20010
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $0
32 Bryant St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 32 Bryant St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8507273)
4 beds 3 baths $0
1905 33rd St Se Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 1905 33rd St Se, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8506502)
4 beds 3 baths 2,169 sqft $0
4707 Connecticut Ave Nw #214 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 4707 Connecticut Ave Nw #214, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8507501)
2 beds 1 bath 1,255 sqft $0
2737 Devonshire Pl Nw #317 Washington, DC 20008
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1 bed 1 bath 1,127 sqft $0
126 V St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 126 V St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8508016)
4 beds 4 baths $0

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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