Tucked into the northwest quadrant of Washington DC is a great neighborhood called “Shaw.” It is an area that runs from Florida Avenue, NW on the North, The eastern boundary is New Jersey Avenue NW, the Southern boundary is Massachusetts Avenue NW and 11th Street NW to the west . Inside, you’ll find the U Street Corridor, the commercial area of the Shaw area.
What makes this a great place to live? How about streets adorned with Victorian row houses, Howard University, a large number of theatres and shops for just about anyone’s taste and LeDroit Park? The area has seen a real renaissance in recent years and many people come here to take advantage of all the best elements of urban living.
The area is rich in history related to the civil rights movement and played an important part in creating a new idea for Black Americans, first with the founding of Howard Theological Seminary (now Howard University) which graduated its first class in the 1860’s and again in the 20th Century after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Recently, the area gained notoriety when a large number of Ethiopians moved into and revitalized the area, opening thriving businesses and helping move the area forward.
Housing here is quite affordable for the area with prices starting in the $330,000 range and extending into the mid-$400,000 range. Like all areas in Washington, D.C. Shaw offers extensive public transportation, easy access to all areas of government and wonderful shopping.
If you have considered living in the Washington, D.C. area and want to be part of a community rich in history and diversity, Shaw offers everything you might need to live well in D.C.
I have lived and worked in the Washington, DC area for over 25 years, and absolutely love it! From the beautiful tree-lined streets to the wealth of cultural amenities, there is truly no place like it in the world! The neighborhoods here are as varied as the people – I will help you find the one that is just right for your budget and your lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a row house in Washington, DC, a single family house in Silver Spring, or a condo in Arlington, meeting your needs and goals will be my top priority.
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