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

5120 CAPITOL ST NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 3 baths $450,000
555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 1219 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 555 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, Unit 1219, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8445759)
1 bed 1 bath 710 sqft $449,800
408 EMERSON ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 408 EMERSON ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8445737)
4 beds 4 baths 1,980 sqft $599,895
516 G ST SE Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 516 G ST SE, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8445735)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $559,000
4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 10B Washington, DC 20016
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0 beds 1 bath 580 sqft $200,000
404 SHEPHERD ST NW Washington, DC 20011
3 beds 2 baths $559,950
612 JEFFERSON ST NE Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 612 JEFFERSON ST NE, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8445711)
3 beds 2 baths $400,000
5416 NORTH CAPITOL ST NW Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 5416 NORTH CAPITOL ST NW, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8445627)
2 beds 1 bath $389,900
3 WASHINGTON CIR NW, Unit 1001 Washington, DC 20037
Photo of 3 WASHINGTON CIR NW, Unit 1001, Washington, DC 20037 (MLS # DC8445593)
2 beds 2 baths 1,357 sqft $635,000
1443 CHAPIN ST NW, Unit UNIT 101 Washington, DC 20009
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2 beds 2 baths 1,016 sqft $639,900
4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 218B Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 4000 CATHEDRAL AVE NW, Unit 218B, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8445488)
0 beds 1 bath 600 sqft $249,000
3051 IDAHO AVE NW, Unit 123 Washington, DC 20016
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1 bed 1 bath 588 sqft $263,875
1615 Q ST NW, Unit 604 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1615 Q ST NW, Unit 604, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8445425)
2 beds 1 bath 708 sqft $449,900
738 LONGFELLOW ST NW, Unit 311 Washington, DC 20011
Photo of 738 LONGFELLOW ST NW, Unit 311, Washington, DC 20011 (MLS # DC8445331)
2 beds 1 bath 825 sqft $249,950
2323 40TH ST NW, Unit 4 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2323 40TH ST NW, Unit 4, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8445261)
1 bed 1 bath $379,000
1701 16TH ST NW, Unit 221 Washington, DC 20009
Photo of 1701 16TH ST NW, Unit 221, Washington, DC 20009 (MLS # DC8445239)
1 bed 1 bath 667 sqft $349,000
2801 NEW MEXICO AVE NW, Unit 603 Washington, DC 20007
2 beds 3 baths 1,700 sqft $679,000
1306 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, Unit 3 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1306 RHODE ISLAND AVE NW, Unit 3, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8445152)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $850,000
3245 SUTTON PL NW, Unit 3245B Washington, DC 20016
Photo of 3245 SUTTON PL NW, Unit 3245B, Washington, DC 20016 (MLS # DC8445149)
2 beds 3 baths 1,332 sqft $595,000
4018 13TH ST NE Washington, DC 20017
Photo of 4018 13TH ST NE, Washington, DC 20017 (MLS # DC8445107)
3 beds 4 baths $699,000
1401 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 214 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1401 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 214, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8445103)
3 beds 2 baths 2,000 sqft $1,849,900
1401 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 505 Washington, DC 20005
Photo of 1401 CHURCH ST NW, Unit 505, Washington, DC 20005 (MLS # DC8445100)
2 beds 3 baths 1,100 sqft $849,900
1531 D ST SE Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1531 D ST SE, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8445099)
3 beds 2 baths $450,000
777 7TH ST NW, Unit 910 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 777 7TH ST NW, Unit 910, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8445096)
1 bed 1 bath 691 sqft $465,000
2145 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 204 Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 2145 CALIFORNIA ST NW, Unit 204, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8445089)
1 bed 1 bath 366 sqft $345,000

Sold Listings in Washington

1016 C St Se Washington, DC 20003
4 beds 4 baths $0
266 G St Sw #104 Washington, DC 20024
2 beds 2 baths 1,513 sqft $0
3511 13th St Nw #104 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #104, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8441427)
2 beds 1 bath 668 sqft $0
4015 28th Pl Nw Washington, DC 20008
Photo of 4015 28th Pl Nw, Washington, DC 20008 (MLS # DC8441343)
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
1915 C St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 1915 C St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8439004)
3 beds 3 baths $0
2801 New Mexico Ave Nw #1422 Washington, DC 20007
Photo of 2801 New Mexico Ave Nw #1422, Washington, DC 20007 (MLS # DC8437245)
2 beds 3 baths 1,704 sqft $0
3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431594)
2 beds 1 bath $0
730 Girard St Nw #3 Washington, DC 20001
Photo of 730 Girard St Nw #3, Washington, DC 20001 (MLS # DC8434997)
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
209 Warren St Ne Washington, DC 20002
Photo of 209 Warren St Ne, Washington, DC 20002 (MLS # DC8432261)
2 beds 2 baths $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431657)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431627)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431617)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431605)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8431475)
2 beds 1 bath $0
1000 New Jersey Ave Se #612 Washington, DC 20003
Photo of 1000 New Jersey Ave Se #612, Washington, DC 20003 (MLS # DC8430433)
2 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $0
608 6th Pl Sw Washington, DC 20024
3 beds 3 baths $0
3332 Tennyson St Nw Washington, DC 20015
Photo of 3332 Tennyson St Nw, Washington, DC 20015 (MLS # DC8429486)
5 beds 3 baths $0
3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3606 Rock Creek Church Road Nw #305, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8428650)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8428260)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8428259)
2 beds 1 bath $0
3511 13th St Nw #205 Washington, DC 20010
Photo of 3511 13th St Nw #205, Washington, DC 20010 (MLS # DC8428257)
2 beds 1 bath $0
1421 1st St Nw Washington, DC 20001
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2 beds 2 baths $0

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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