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Shaw Homes and Condos for Sale

Shaw has a lot of residents who have lived there for many generations, but it is also attracting new residents who like the city's vibrant atmosphere.

Shaw has a combination of historic and modern homes as well as revitalized retail, trendy restaurants and pulsing nightlife which is resulting in a renaissance for its residents today. The area was developed in the early 1900's with urban residential streets and bustling commercial districts, side by side. It was home to cultural luminaries before the Harlem Renaissance and held on to this proud heritage despite economic decline in the 1980s.

Thanks to an influx of new residents, investors and buyers, this area of D.C. is now one of the trendiest communities in the entire District. With a rich history and a wealth of new investment, the U Street/Shaw neighborhood is the place to be.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The nightlife and commute to downtown are close by when living in this neighborhood.

Shaw is a great neighborhood for those who want to be close to shops, restaurants, bars, and metro stops. It's just one stop south on the Green Line to the Convention Center and downtown-- or north to the Columbia Heights corridor if you prefer walking or need more space. There is plenty of urban diversity as well as residential feel in this area making it perfect for anyone wanting a taste of DC life!

One of the city's oldest neighborhoods, Shaw is a cocktail of history, entertainment, culture and of course, food. This neighborhood brings performing arts from the Howard Theater and Ethiopian food in Little Ethiopia. It also nurtures a sense of gratefulness in the African-American Civil War Memorial.

It's recognized as one of the city's most up-and-coming neighborhoods with a spectacular dining/bar scene and plenty of shops. It's gotten a lot of recent buzz and for good reason since this trendy neighborhood is one of DC's best.

The neighborhood is also the birthplace of jazz musician Duke Ellington, making it unsurprising that U Street is famed for its exceptional music and nightlife scene.

THE LIFESTYLE

Authentic with a special vitality.

Shaw is a popular location for families who have lived there for many generations, as well as young professionals who enjoy the vitality of an urban lifestyle. The streets 9th and 7th are developing into popular foodie destinations for drinking and dining. Two alleyways in Shaw are being transformed into unique urban spaces, and 9th Street has become famous for its "Little Ethiopia" area.

The Shaw area is located in the popular northwest quadrant, near the beautiful Logan Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. This location allows for plenty of foot traffic, and residents are less than a mile or two away from longstanding and popular restaurants.

Transportation is a breeze for residents of the U Street/Shaw area. The neighborhood has two dedicated metro stops along the green and yellow lines at Shaw-Howard University and U Street. In addition, major bus lines run through the neighborhood's main streets of U Street, 7th Street, Rhode Island and 14th Street, so that residents are never stranded.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT

A serene, silent place and having no one else around.

With the neighborhood's rapid expansion, there's no shortage of U Street/Shaw real estate, apartments or entertaining things to do. Very vibrant part of town, with a lot of young professionals. There is a lot to do in the neighborhood from restaurants, bars, and even workout studios/gyms. There is so much within walking distance, and there are two metro stops also within walking distance. It is very convenient especially if you are a Howard student. It can get very busy, especially on the weekends.

THE MARKET

Houses of both single-family and multi-unit design, as well as modern lofts and luxury condominiums, provide a wide range of housing options in Shaw.

There are many different types of housing in Shaw including single-family and multi-unit row homes as well as modern loft condominiums. Luxury condominiums have also been added recently, providing residents with even more options.

Typically, Shaw is a fairly low-key neighborhood. Once night comes, expect a fair share of Ubers blocking traffic, dropping off or picking up locals who know the best spots for a beer or three. Thankfully, for those who would prefer to ditch their car or car-sharing service, there are multiple Metro stations within walking distance of the late-night action. A few bus routes also drive by, including the 70, 71, and G2 routes.

Because so much renovation has been done in the area, the real estate in Shaw is an eclectic mix. Prospective buyers can find pre-war row houses throughout the area as well as sleek, new condominiums. Some buildings have already been renovated, while others still need some updates, allowing buyers to put their own stamp on their new homes.

In recent years, Shaw's tree-lined streets have become increasingly popular with real estate investors. The neighborhood now seamlessly blends with upscale Logan Circle to the west and U Street Corridor to the north. Infill condo development has further gentrified this urban area, although there is still some debate as to whether it has become too expensive for all but high-income earners. Despite this controversy Shaw remains a vibrant community with excellent transport links including access to two Metro stations - Shaw-Howard University on Georgia Avenue SE and U Street NW.

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

The pride in your neighborhood that makes you want to stay there.

Shaw is an ideal place to live if you want to be in the center of things. The neighborhood offers easy access to many popular local attractions, while still providing peace and quiet on its side streets. Shaw is full of pride and character, making it a great place for anyone who calls it home.

In addition to cool restaurants, residents of U Street/Shaw Washington, DC can enjoy plenty of other amenities such as live music venues, a brand new movie theater, and a fast-growing retail sector with high-end shops springing up rapidly. One of the nation's most acclaimed Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Howard University sits on the edge of Shaw and is bordered by some of the most popular restaurants in the area. Students, residents, and tourists can enjoy authentic Ethiopian fare, barbecue and even strong cappuccinos.

The proximity to shopping and attractions makes this neighborhood perfect for those who love being immersed in city life, while getting a bit of student life to boot.

Shaw is a trendy, diverse neighborhood that offers cultural activities, fine dining, and more. Families who have lived there for generations are mingled with younger families and single professionals who have moved into the area in recent years.

Shaw is appealing to both young professionals and families because of its accessibility and walkability. There are Metro stops at both U Street and Shaw-Howard on the Green and Yellow lines, making it easy for commuters from all over the city to get to work or stop by the market for fresh produce.

The two alleyways that are part of this charming and historic neighborhood, Blagden Alley and another unnamed one, have recently become beloved urban spaces with the addition of restaurants, shops and cafes. These areas are known for their quirky appeal which makes them very appealing to both locals and visitors.

At Compass Coffee, the owners personally handpick the coffee beans to produce a strong and incredible cup of coffee. Alternatively, La Colombe Coffee Roasters produces a rich and flowing cup of coffee thanks to its emphasis on quality over quantity.

Shaw is home to many hidden bars and beer gardens where you can find charming cocktails and ales. Dacha Beer Garden, Maxwell Park, and Right Proper Brewing Company are some of the best spots for cocktail hour.

Dacha Beer Garden is a dog-friendly bar that serves world-class German, Belgian, and American craft beers. If you're looking for a more upscale and intimate atmosphere, head to Maxwell Park—a cozy neighborhood wine bar.

The Dabney is a rustic restaurant located in a former row house that serves Mid-Atlantic dishes sourced from the finest farms and purveyors in the region. Another hot spot is San Lorenzo, an intimate Italian restaurant with a simple but sophisticated menu filled with decadent dishes.

The Atlantic Plumbing Cinema is a popular choice for moviegoers who want to catch the latest blockbuster in a comfortable and stylish environment. Only one year old, this theater offers comfy seating and appetizer and cocktail options so that viewers can enjoy their time at the movies without worrying about service disruptions or trouble finding seats.

Newest Shaw Homes and Condos for Sale

$379,000
1 Beds 1 Baths
Welcome home to the condos at Atlantic Plumbing in the desirable Shaw neighborhood. This Jr. 1 bedroom condo features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, facing north, allowing for an abundance of natural light. The open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, including a cooktop with range hood, built-in wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with ice maker. The high quality cabinetry features a combination of open shelving and closed cabinets, and also includes under lighting. The large bathroom features tile flooring, a large vessel sink and spacious tub/shower combo. Atlantic Plumbing Condos offers one of the city's best rooftops and building amenities. The large party room includes a kitchenette and lounge seating, perfect for hosting gatherings. The sunny and modern roof terrace provides breathtaking views of the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral. It also features two gas grills, a gas fire pit, and plenty of seating for dining, lounging, and relaxing. The top floor also houses a spacious and modern fitness center. The building offers private and secure bike storage in the lower level of the building. The location of Atlantic Plumbing is ideal, offering easy access to the city's best nightlife, restaurants, grocery stores such as Whole Foods , and steps to the U Street Metro. Welcome home to this luxurious and well-appointed modern condo in the heart of DC's vibrant Shaw neighborhood.

2030 8th St Nw Unit #308, Washington

Listing courtesy of RLAH @properties. Contact: (202) 518-8781

$750,000
2 Beds 2 Baths
AMAZING VALUE! This stunning modern home is located in the highly sought-after Atlantic Plumbing Condominiums in the heart of DC's Shaw neighborhood. With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus garage parking, this condo offers a spacious and contemporary living space with walls of windows. The condo features expansive floor-to-ceiling windows on two exposures, facing east and north, allowing for abundant of natural light. Custom shades have been installed for privacy and light control. The open floor plan includes a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances, such as a cooktop with range hood, built-in oven, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator with an ice maker. The beautiful cabinetry features a combination of open shelving and closed cabinets, along with under cabinet lighting. A modern metal kitchen island provides a versatile space for dining, entertaining, or working from home. The living room offers ample space for a dining table and chairs and features a wall of windows facing east, equipped with high-end shades. The primary bedroom boasts two walls of windows, facing east and north, with an en-suite bathroom featuring double sinks and a walk-in shower. The second bedroom includes a custom closet and fully blackout curtains. This bedroom also has access to the second full bathroom, which can also be accessed from the hallway and includes a shower/tub combination. A stacked washer and dryer and separate linen closet complete the interior space. Atlantic Plumbing Condos offers residents access to one of the city's best rooftops. The large party room includes a kitchenette and lounge seating, perfect for hosting gatherings. The expansive roof terrace provides breathtaking views of the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral. It also features two gas grills, a gas fire pit, and ample seating for dining, lounging, and relaxing. The top floor also houses a spacious fitness center. The building lobby features secured access and comfortable seating. Atlantic Plumbing is a pet friendly (no restrictions) and rental friendly (30 day minimum lease) building and also offers residents access to the swimming pool and larger fitness center at the sister building across V St NW for a nominal annual fee. For residents with bikes, private and secure bike storage is available in the lower level of the building. Additionally, garage parking space #14 is included. The location of Atlantic Plumbing is ideal, offering easy access to the city's best nightlife, restaurants, grocery stores, and Metro. Welcome home to this luxurious and well-appointed modern condo in the heart of DC's vibrant Shaw neighborhood. VA and FHA approved building. KVS Title is offering a $500 credit to buyers. This is an amazing value.

2030 8th St Nw Unit #405, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (202) 386-6330

$1,250,000
2 Beds 3 Baths
One-of-a-kind loft-style home featuring nearly 1,900 SF of living space on TWO levels with a spacious rooftop deck stunningly designed with historic details and surrounded with stunning city views! A secure parking space is included. Drama and elegance abound in this home featuring 30-foot and 14-foot ceilings. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a den with state-of-the-art features and a seamless blend of contemporary and historic details, and finishes at every turn. 7-inch white oak hardwood flooring throughout, oversized Anderson windows with historic detail surround. Open sun-drenched floor plan offering a spacious living area, formal dining area, exquisite gourmet kitchen, and one-of-a-kind breakfast room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen is a chef’s dream - outfitted with a 6-burner Bosch range, ample two-tone cabinetry, a generously sized breakfast bar, and gorgeous quartz countertops. Just beyond the kitchen are a convenient powder room, den, secondary bedroom with en-suite full bathroom, amazing storage space under the stairs, and full-size LG machines. Make your way upstairs to find an AMAZING owner’s suite with a spacious walk-in closet - Luxury private bathroom with oversized shower, dual quartz finish vanity, Waterworks fixtures, & Porcelanosa tile surround. Unbelievable attic/storage space. Supremely located on R Street NW, between 5th Street and New Jersey Avenue, in the center of Shaw and just minutes to Bloomingdale, U Street, Logan Circle, the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station, and Whole Foods & Giant Food - this home is the perfect 10! Parking for sale. *Other units available - please inquire for more information. *PLEASE NOTE: Photos are of #204 - nearly identical in floor plan!

440 R St Nw Unit #203, Washington

Listing courtesy of Smith & Schnider LLC. Contact: (703) 935-1218

$699,000
2 Beds 2 Baths
New price! Incredible value! Welcome to your new home in the heart of Shaw! This stunning 1 bed + den / 2 bed condo, nestled in a boutique building, offers modern elegance and comfort. LEED certified, this environmentally-conscious residence boasts tranquility with its rear-facing unit ensuring a quiet oasis in the heart of the city. The expansive open floor plan is bathed in natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating the hardwood floors and chic finishes throughout. A contemporary kitchen awaits, featuring a large peninsula island, stainless steel Bosch appliances, gas cooking, subway tile backsplash, and more, perfect for culinary enthusiasts. Custom California closets and built-in storage in the entryway provide ample space for organization. This unit also conveys with a large separate storage space downstairs. Indulge in the ultimate retreat within the primary suite, offering a spacious closet and spa-like ensuite bath with a dual vanity, tub and a separate shower, adding a touch of luxury to your daily routine. With an open flexible floorplan, the second bedroom offers versatility as a perfect work from home space or guest suite. As an added bonus, this secure building includes a common roof deck with breathtaking views of the Washington Monument. Located mere minutes from the metro, restaurants, shopping, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Logan Circle’s vibrant 14th St corridor, this is urban living at its finest. Don't miss the opportunity to make this your new home, schedule a showing today!

1932 9th St Nw Unit #R302, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (202) 386-6330

$1,724,900
4 Beds 3 Baths
Stop your search now and welcome home! 912 French St NW has been impeccably maintained and masterfully reimagined by the current owners and truly presents a spectacular, move-in ready opportunity in the heart of Washington DC. Originally built in 1890 as residences for Supreme Court clerks and staff, French St NW remains one of the City’s most desired and sought-after destinations. And unlike many of the rowhomes on this block that have been converted to condos, 912 retains the original layout while also being transformed for functional, elegant, and modern City living. When the charm and unique history of a 134-year-old classic DC rowhouse intersects with contemporary finishes that harmoniously blend original period details with all the modern amenities demanded by today’s lifestyle, a most unique opportunity is created. Spanning over 2,000 sqft across 3 finished levels, you will have ample space to relax, entertain, and be cradled in understated luxury with style and grace. This 4 bed / 3 bath + full basement features several sun-filled rooms with lots of character, two levels of recently refinished solid hardwood floors, and spa inspired bathrooms with designer fixtures and appointments. The new roof, coupled with a $40,000 solar panel investment, not only ensures durability but also provides virtually free electricity most months, along with an impressive $5,000/year SREC credit. The property features a high-velocity AC and heat pump system, a $20,000 investment that ensures year-round comfort. The first floor retains the historically-relevant charm of a dedicated dining room, formal living room, and vestibule entry that warmly greets guests, coupled with the timeless elegance of antique lights adorning the home. The chef-inspired kitchen with stainless steel appliances, stunning countertops, and ample custom cabinetry ensures that all of your kitchen adventures can come true! Upstairs there are three spacious bedrooms, each with ample storage, gleaming hardwood floors, and a remodeled master bath, tastefully adorned with marble and designer accents. There is an abundance of natural light from rear exposures and skylights that were added recently. The fireplaces have been fully refurbished, with a gas fireplace in the living room for cozy evenings and a conventional fireplace upstairs, adding both charm and functionality. The fully finished lower level, showcasing over $100,000 worth of improvements, includes a private entrance, washer and dryer, kitchen hookup with electrical and plumbing, and fantastic ceiling height - perfect for a home office or gym, in-law suite, entertaining, or whatever else you can fancy. The outdoor spaces have been thoughtfully redesigned, featuring an electric car charger to cater to modern lifestyles, a lovely patio for enjoying outdoor meals, and secure parking for care-free storage of a vehicle so commuting is a breeze. We’re sure you’ve heard folks say that real estate is all about location, location, location! Well, we can’t agree more and are certain you’ll fall in love with the vibrancy of Shaw and all of the amenities at your fingertips. French St NW is one of just a handful of 1-block streets in the entire City. This quiet, tree-lined, and virtually traffic-free street creates a sense of warmth, privacy, and a tight knit community. How tight knit you ask, well, they collectively care for the one-of-a-kind French St Park and Playground through the French St Park Alliance. You’re within walking distance of the world-class dining and shopping at City Center, and you’re at the nexus of several of DC’s prized “hot-spots” (U St Corridor, 14th St, and Logan Circle) all at your fingertips. If commuting via Metro is your preference, the entire City becomes accessible as the Shaw-Howard Metro station is just 1 block away. This stunning Victorian, oozing with all of the features that redefine modern living, while keeping all of the historic charm, won’t last long!

912 French St Nw, Washington

Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Contact:

$1,095,000
2 Beds 2 Baths
Welcome to Perla DC. This contemporary luxury building is urban living at its finest in the heart of DC's vibrant Shaw neighborhood. This meticulously designed 2-bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo offers nearly 1200 square feet of modern elegance, complete with a private balcony to soak in the urban energy. Step inside and be greeted by light neutral wide plank hardwood flooring, setting the stage for the sleek and sophisticated atmosphere throughout. The foyer leads seamlessly into the living spaces, with the private primary suite tucked away for maximum tranquility. The European-inspired kitchen sets the stage for culinary enthusiasts, boasting high-gloss gray cabinets seamlessly blended with paneled refrigerator and dishwasher, creating a sleek look. Open-concept designs feature neutral Italian cabinetry with integrated pulls, creamy quartz countertops, and large-format porcelain tile backsplashes. Chef-grade appliances such as the Bosch 5-burner gas range, wall over and microwave and Thermador refrigerator enhance functionality, with a 30-inch sink ready for anything. The island with a waterfall edge, seating space, and ample storage, along with recessed and under-cabinet lighting, adds both style and practicality to the space. Entertain in style in the dining area under the warm glow of a wicker light fixture, or unwind in the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows offering abundant natural light and access to the private balcony. Retreat to the primary bedroom oasis, boasting full-height windows, a spacious walk-in closet with built-ins, and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with Limestone porcelain tile and trim, high-performance dual flush toilet system, custom 7-foot double vanity adorned with quartz countertops, warm LED lighting to create a spa-like atmosphere, expansive frameless glass shower features an integrated bench. The secondary bedroom is equally inviting, with large windows overlooking the balcony, large walk-in closet and steps from the hall bathroom that features a floating vanity with quartz countertops, shower/tub combo, and porcelain tile floors. This impressive unit features floor-to-ceiling windows equipped with sleek MechoShades, full-size Bosch washer and dryers, and a state-of-the-art VRF HVAC System for peak energy efficiency, all within a LEED Gold certified building. Designed to promote a healthier, pet-friendly, and eco-conscious lifestyle, it offers an exceptional living experience. Experience the luxury of the building's exceptional amenities, such as The Skytop Suite's entertainment area. This impressive space offers both a generously-sized indoor lounge and an outdoor rooftop deck complete with BBQ grills, a fire pit, and a daybed—perfect for soaking up the sun while admiring the stunning cityscape. This property comes with a deeded parking space included. Additionally, the garage provides electric car charging stations and storage for bicycles, complete with a bike wash and repair stand. The Perla boasts a stunning lobby lounge and is known for its friendly and attentive front desk staff.

810 O St Nw Unit #301, Washington

Listing courtesy of Compass. Contact: (703) 266-7277

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