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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

2955 CARLTON AVE NE Washington, DC 20018
6 beds 3 baths $749,000
1346 LONGFELLOW ST NW Washington, DC 20011
4 beds 2 baths $399,000
950 25th NW, Unit 707S Washington, DC 20037
0 beds 1 bath $200,000
1247 FARRAGUT PL NE Washington, DC 20017
3 beds 3 baths $479,000
1920 S ST NW, Unit 102 Washington, DC 20009
2 beds 3 baths 826 sqft $509,900
5030 B ST SE Washington, DC 20019
4 beds 4 baths 2,400 sqft $325,000
1851 COLUMBIA RD NW, Unit 404 Washington, DC 20009
0 beds 1 bath 515 sqft $329,000
4707 KANE PL NE Washington, DC 20019
3 beds 2 baths $380,000
5025-5031 SHERIFF RD NE Washington, DC 20019
2 beds 1 bath $229,900
2721 31ST PL NE, Unit 2721 Washington, DC 20018
3 beds 3 baths 1,378 sqft $200,000
4520 4TH ST NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 4 baths $619,990
5305 JAY ST NE Washington, DC 20019
4 beds 3 baths $269,900
2921 M ST SE Washington, DC 20019
2 beds 1 bath $200,000
653 8TH ST NE, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20002
2 beds 2 baths 872 sqft $436,000
445 DELAFIELD PL NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 4 baths $549,000
522 21ST ST NW, Unit 504 Washington, DC 20006
0 beds 1 bath $239,000
2823 R ST SE Washington, DC 20020
3 beds 1 bath $260,000
3315 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE Washington, DC 20032
3 beds 2 baths $345,000
2755 ORDWAY ST NW, Unit 513 Washington, DC 20008
1 bed 1 bath 563 sqft $238,000
1427 CRITTENDEN ST NW Washington, DC 20011
6 beds 5 baths $650,000
662 COLUMBIA RD NW Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 662 COLUMBIA RD NW, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8680310)
3 beds 2 baths $644,999
1513 FORT DAVIS ST SE Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 1513 FORT DAVIS ST SE, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8680295)
2 beds 2 baths $285,000
4248 HILDRETH ST SE Washington, DC 20019
Photo of 4248 HILDRETH ST SE, Washington, DC 20019 (MLS # DC8680253)
3 beds 2 baths $250,000
55 LONGFELLOW ST NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 3 baths $500,000
135 RHODE ISLAND AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 135 RHODE ISLAND AVE NE, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8680201)
3 beds 2 baths $697,000

Sold Listings in Washington

1801 16th St Nw #604 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1801 16th St Nw #604, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8686483)
1 bed 1 bath 456 sqft $359,500
460 New York Ave Nw #1003 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 460 New York Ave Nw #1003, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8682979)
1 bed 1 bath 745 sqft $553,500
2230 California St Nw #3be Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2230 California St Nw #3be, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8680874)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $1,450,000
1000 New Jersey Ave Se #1108 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1000 New Jersey Ave Se #1108, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8679963)
3 beds 2 baths 111 sqft $667,000
3344 Prospect St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 3344 Prospect St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8680572)
4 beds 3 baths $1,495,000
1000 NEW JERSEY AVE SE, Unit 1108 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1000 NEW JERSEY AVE SE, Unit 1108, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8679963)
3 beds 2 baths 111 sqft $667,000
2852 Ontario Rd Nw ##22 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 2852 Ontario Rd Nw ##22, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8679750)
2 beds 1 bath $815,000
127 Pierce Street St Nw #127 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 127 Pierce Street St Nw #127, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8675999)
3 beds 2 baths 1,024 sqft $395,000
1521 Isherwood St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1521 Isherwood St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8672780)
3 beds 2 baths $465,000
226 5th St Se #101 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 226 5th St Se #101, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8672437)
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $357,500
226 5TH ST SE, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 226 5TH ST SE, Unit 101, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8672437)
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $357,250
1717 T St Nw #21 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1717 T St Nw #21, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8670780)
2 beds 2 baths 1,265 sqft $645,000
537 6th St Se Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 537 6th St Se, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8670541)
3 beds 2 baths 1,742 sqft $799,900
1209 13th St Nw #208 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1209 13th St Nw #208, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8668872)
1 bed 2 baths 771 sqft $468,000
1358 Monroe St Nw #B Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 1358 Monroe St Nw #B, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8648040)
3 beds 3 baths 1,572 sqft $687,000
4214 12th Pl Ne Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4214 12th Pl Ne, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8667720)
4 beds 2 baths $450,000
2217 1st St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 2217 1st St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8664220)
5 beds 5 baths 3,378 sqft $807,000
1630 5th St Nw Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 1630 5th St Nw, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8660778)
3 beds 2 baths 2,400 sqft $773,500
423 M St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 423 M St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8664152)
3 beds 2 baths 1,719 sqft $787,000
4216 46th St Nw Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4216 46th St Nw, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8664357)
3 beds 3 baths $925,000
4025 South Dakota Ave Ne Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 4025 South Dakota Ave Ne, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8665260)
3 beds 3 baths $500,000
1438 S St Nw Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1438 S St Nw, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8664635)
3 beds 3 baths $1,425,000
1438 S ST NW Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1438 S ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8664635)
3 beds 3 baths $1,425,000
3644 Park Pl Nw Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3644 Park Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8663807)
4 beds 2 baths 1,564 sqft $682,000
1525 Q St Nw #11 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1525 Q St Nw #11, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8663682)
2 beds 1 bath 804 sqft $513,600

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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