Shaw Condos

One of Washington, DC s hippest neighborhoods, Shaw is home to a terrific combination of both historic and recently built condominiums. The urban community is bordered by T Street and Florida Avenue to the north, New Jersey Avenue to the east, M Street to the south, and 11th Street to the west. It is also surrounded by popular neighborhoods like Adams Morgan, the U Street Corridor, Truxton Circle, Downtown DC, and Logan Circle.

There are few neighborhoods that offer a greater variety of condos than Shaw. This is due in part to a mid-20th century period of decline that saw numerous abandoned buildings, including those burned during the 1968 civil unrest. The decades since have seen continued revitalization with new condo construction, renovated antique rowhouses, and the restoration of important cultural landmarks such as the Howard Theatre. Residential buildings include Naylor Court Stables (located in a former equestrian alley), Adora (a bakery warehouse that has been transformed into a stunning modern condominium), 801 N, 923 V, Centre 22, Collection (a combination of condos and townhouses), The Fold, The Josephine, Perla, and the aptly named and very contemporary Shaw.

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Originally known as Uptown, Shaw was renamed for Col. Robert Goulet Shaw, a young Union officer who hailed from Boston, and wound up commanding an all-black infantry regiment during the Civil War before dying in action. The neighborhood developed quickly after the end of the war, becoming a bastion of African American culture. Howard University was founded in 1867, and the early 20th century brought an important musical movement, with jazz greats like Pearl Bailey, Duke Ellington, and Cab Calloway performing regularly at local nightclubs and large halls. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King sparked destruction not only in Shaw but other neighborhoods as well. Community activists and organizations like the Shaw Project Area Committee have worked hard to revitalize the area. Major improvements included the construction of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, and the restored Howard Theatre.

Today, Shaw is one of the city s most vibrant and popular communities with parks, a large recreation center, top music venues, bookstores, art galleries, and an incredible array of restaurants, bars, and bakeries. It s a highly walkable neighborhood, and residents can stroll to places like Unconventional Diner, Shaw s Tavern, Beau Thai, San Lorenzo, Convivial, the Roasted Boon Co., and Dacha Beer Garden. Nearby Metro stations include Shaw-Howard University, and Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center.

To learn more about condos for sale in Shaw, please call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-400-3040.

Shaw Condos, District of Columbia FAQs

Q: How close to Howard University is the Shaw neighborhood?

A: Howard University is actually located within the Shaw neighborhood, at 2400 6th Street NW.

Q: Does Shaw have its own Metro station?

A: Yes, the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station is in the neighborhood. For those living in the southern part of Shaw, the Mt. Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center is conveniently close.

Q: Could I walk from Shaw to Logan Circle?

A: Yes, Logan Circle is immediately next-door to the west.

Q: How far is the White House from the Shaw neighborhood?

A: If walking, bicycling or driving along Rhode Island Avenue to 16th Street, the distance would be a little over a mile.

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