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

915 E ST NW, Unit 307 Washington, DC 20004
Photo of 915 E ST NW, Unit 307, Washington, DC 20004 (MLS # DC8458308)
1 bed 1 bath 670 sqft $430,000
1508 HOWARD RD SE Washington, DC 20020
Photo of 1508 HOWARD RD SE, Washington, DC 20020 (MLS # DC8458296)
2 beds 1 bath $203,995
1721 MONROE ST NE Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 1721 MONROE ST NE, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8458286)
3 beds 2 baths $350,000
2402 BALDWIN CRES NE Washington, DC 20018
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3 beds 3 baths 2,700 sqft $559,990
1000 NEW JERSEY AVE SE, Unit 919 Washington, DC 20003
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2 beds 2 baths 1,002 sqft $439,000
631 ORLEANS PL NE Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 2 baths 1,696 sqft $689,000
1425 11TH ST NW, Unit 11-A Washington, DC 20001
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1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $339,000
4101 ALBEMARLE ST NW, Unit 306 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4101 ALBEMARLE ST NW, Unit 306, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8458200)
1 bed 1 bath 600 sqft $389,900
1310 MONTELLO AVE NE Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 1 bath $420,000
75 R ST NW, Unit 2 Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 2 baths 1,130 sqft $545,000
805 51ST ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $249,900
3635 S ST NW Washington, DC 20007
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5 beds 5 baths $1,600,000
2129 FLORIDA AVE NW, Unit 301 Washington, DC 20008
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2 beds 2 baths 1,250 sqft $750,000
4243 CLAY ST NE Washington, DC 20019
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4 beds 2 baths 1,018 sqft $225,000
414 SEWARD SQ SE, Unit 101 Washington, DC 20003
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1 bed 1 bath 501 sqft $319,900
3770 39TH ST NW, Unit 138 Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3770 39TH ST NW, Unit 138, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8457677)
1 bed 1 bath 681 sqft $334,000
1311 JACKSON ST NE Washington, DC 20017
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3 beds 2 baths $609,900
4609 MACARTHUR BLVD NW, Unit B Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 4609 MACARTHUR BLVD NW, Unit B, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8457595)
2 beds 3 baths 1,471 sqft $599,900
1723 U ST NW Washington, DC 20009
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6 beds 5 baths 3,350 sqft $1,199,000
1901 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1901 WYOMING AVE NW, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8457593)
1 bed 1 bath 500 sqft $260,000
179 V ST NE Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 1 bath $495,000
1701 16TH ST NW, Unit 750 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1701 16TH ST NW, Unit 750, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC9004899)
1 bed 1 bath 667 sqft $379,900
925 H ST NW, Unit 1004 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 925 H ST NW, Unit 1004, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8457436)
2 beds 2 baths 1,202 sqft $1,165,000
3579 13TH ST NW, Unit 6 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 2 baths 1,365 sqft $699,000
4910 BRANDYWINE ST NW Washington, DC 20016
4 beds 2 baths 1,978 sqft $899,000

Sold Listings in Washington

730 Girard St Nw #2 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 730 Girard St Nw #2, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8455549)
3 beds 2 baths 1,300 sqft $0
1506 Spring Pl Nw Washington, DC 20010
3 beds 2 baths 1,920 sqft $0
4423 Q St Nw Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 4423 Q St Nw, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8451575)
3 beds 2 baths $0
7529 16th St Nw Washington, DC 20012
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4 beds 4 baths 4,489 sqft $0
1016 C St Se Washington, DC 20003
4 beds 4 baths $0
5700 Chevy Chase Pkwy Nw Washington, DC 20015
4 beds 2 baths $0
266 G St Sw #104 Washington, DC 20024
2 beds 2 baths 1,513 sqft $0
1444 Church St Nw #702 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1444 Church St Nw #702, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8441556)
1 bed 1 bath 1,190 sqft $0
1444 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 702 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1444 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 702, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8441556)
1 bed 1 bath 1,190 sqft $949,900
3511 13th St Nw #104 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 1 bath 668 sqft $0
4015 28th Pl Nw Washington, DC 20008
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4 beds 6 baths $0
725 10th St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 725 10th St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8440791)
2 beds 2 baths $0
4108 20th St Ne Washington, DC 20018
Photo of 4108 20th St Ne, Washington, DC 20018 (MLS # DC8439376)
3 beds 2 baths 2,134 sqft $0
1915 C St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths $0
350 G St Sw #N-620 Washington, DC 20024
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1 bed 1 bath 636 sqft $0
350 G ST SW, Unit N-620 Washington, DC 20024
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1 bed 1 bath 636 sqft $335,000
2801 New Mexico Ave Nw #1422 Washington, DC 20007
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2 beds 3 baths 1,704 sqft $0
3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305 Washington, DC 20010
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2 beds 1 bath $0
1436 D St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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3 beds 3 baths $0
730 Girard St Nw #3 Washington, DC 20001
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3 beds 2 baths $0
1537 30th St Nw #D12 Washington, DC 20007
2 beds 2 baths 2,805 sqft $0
5918 4th St Nw Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $0
800 4th St Sw #S-101 Washington, DC 20024
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1 bed 1 bath 949 sqft $0
1763 U St Nw Washington, DC 20009
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6 beds 4 baths $0
209 Warren St Ne Washington, DC 20002
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2 beds 2 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