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Mid-Rise Apartment  «  Gates Hudson Community Management
U Street Corridor, 1924 8th St NW | Washington, D.C.
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  •  Doorman Building
  •  Fitness Center
  •  Hardwood Floors
  •  High Ceilings
  •  Parking Garage
  •  Pet Friendly
  •  Private Balconies
  •  Quartz Countertops
  •  Rooftop Deck
  •  Stainless Steel Appliances
  •  Swimming Pool
  •  Washer/Dryer In Unit

User Rating

8.1
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8 Reviews

About this Location

Giant
8 min via 70 (bus)
Green/Yellow (metro) - 4 min
90/92/96 (bus) - 1 min
Lots of bars and
restaurants nearby
Armed Forces Retirement Home - Washington
26 min walk

Pricing 
updated 14 hrs ago

Studio, 1 Bath
$2,344+
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$2,441+
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath
$3,653+
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
$3,931+
Schedule Appointment At
(202) 930-9485
  • Building Related

    •  Elevators
  • Entertainment

    •  Game Room
    •  Grilling Station
    •  Rooftop Deck
  • Kitchen

    •  Dishwasher
    •  Luxury Cabinets
    •  Microwave
    •  Quartz Countertops
    •  Refrigerator
    •  Stainless Steel Appliances
    •  Stove & Oven
  • Laundry

    •  Washer/Dryer In Unit
  • Living Room

    •  Air Conditioning
    •  Hardwood Floors
    •  High Ceilings
    •  Large Windows
  • Parking & Transportation

    •  Bike Storage
    •  Parking Garage
  • Sports & Fitness

    •  Fitness Center
    •  Swimming Pool
  • View

    •  Amazing Views
    •  Private Balconies
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Overall rating 8.1/10, based on 8 renter reviews

8.8
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8.1
Amenities
8.5
Management
6.5
Value
8.9
Social
8.1
Safety
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The Shay reviews and highlights

  • exceptional amenities and common spaces
  • very nice roof deck on each building
  • great gym and unbelievable view from the rooftop of the DC skyline
  • large windows that bring a lot of light into the apartments
  • close to Shaw metro stop
  • walking distance to U Street bars and restaurants
  • a great new building in a perfect location
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great space close to Howard

If you're looking for a beautiful space close to Howard this is it!

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  • 2 beds / 2 baths
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Chic Modern Apt 5 minute walk from campus

I’ve been living in the Shay since first year, and while the rent is on the higher end (as it is for most people who live in the city), it works out because I can walk to school/hospital in 5 minutes and it is conveniently located to U street and 2 metro stops. On the street level, there’s several retail stores, a market and restaurant, and a coffee shop that’s great for studying. The Shay is definitely worth at least a visit just to check it out. The leasing office often has deals that can help cut down the rent costs, especially for students. The Shay is a new modem apartment complex with a great young professional vibe, a 24 hr security and front desk staff, a large common lounge and pool area, rooftop deck, and a gym. I’ve enjoyed being so close to school, the metro stops, U street restaurants/bars, and to my favorite gym and grocery store.

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Great building with a few annoying details

The Shay is a great new building in a perfect location. The units are decent size and all have very large windows that bring a lot of light into the apartments. There is very nice roof deck on each building, and the West building has a small (but usable) gym, as well as an outdoor pool and deck and an indoor community room. The annoying details include the fact that the door buzzer cannot be used to allow guests to come the entire way up to the apartment, as the key fob is needed for the elevator. Additionally, while the appliances are all new and from well-known brands, we have had significant problems with more than one of them since we moved in.

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So far so good

Just moved in and loving it!

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Beautiful but pricey

Exceptional amenities and common spaces. Great gym and unbelievable view from the rooftop of d.c. skyline. Walking distance to U street bars and restaurants. Also close to shaw metro stop. Pricey but worth it. Can't say enough about how much we enjoy living here!

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The Neighborhood

Signature Spots

dining 25 Recs

HalfSmoke
Rito Loco Truck
Jumbo Slice Pizza
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grocery 5 Recs

Trader Joe’s
Giant
Whole Foods Market
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convenience 1 Rec

CVS Pharmacy
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fitness 33 Recs

Solidcore
Off Road
Yoga District
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parks 4 Recs

Westminster Playground
Shaw Dog Park
Park at LeDroit
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coffee 16 Recs

Calabash Tea Bar & Cafe
Calabash Tea & Tonic
Uprising Muffin Company
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About U Street Corridor

U Street Corridor is a very vibrant neighborhood with countless restaurants and ethnic food, lively bars, and fabulous shopping options. Nightlife is a major plus with popular establishments like JoJo's, Solly's or Florida Avenue Grill. Its vintage fashion collections and popular jazz clubs introduc...
Safe
Crowded
Walkable
Convenient
Easy Commute
Great Nightlife
Lacks Parking Garages
Median rents in U Street Corridor
Studio
$
2,050
1 Bedroom
$
2,650
2 Bedroom
$
3,600

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U Street Corridor Reviews

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The immediate surrounding neighborhood is brand new and lively. The Shaw/ U Street Neighborhood in general can still be a bit gritty, like many parts of the city, but it’s undergoing lots of new construction, with new restaurants and retail stores popping up. Overall, I’ve felt very safe living here in the city and in my complex.
Great parks, restaurants, and bars nearby. Also close to several supermarkets, coffee, shops and a metro station
There are a bunch of restaurants and bars in the area, so that is a major plus. The area is also right next to Meridian Hill Park, so you have easy access to a lot of outdoor space. Depending on the exact location of the building, there can be a lot of noise, but the area is overall safe.
The Ellington is located 3 blocks from the local police station, making the neighborhood feel very safe. As there are many bars, restaurants, and music venues in the area, it can become noise on the weekends.
Close to work, but no nearby grocery stores. However, there is a great Chinese restaurant down the road from my apartment. Probably one of the safest places in DC.
Very busy on the weekends but lots of things to do and places to eat. It can get noisy, but it's nice to have a Trader Joes at the heart of it all.
Your right in the middle of U street between 13 and 14 NW. One of the beset locations in DC. Bars and restaurants right outside the door for several blocks. Metro stop and Rite-Aid store right across the street. Only down side is can be noisy on weekend nights, which I didnt mind.
Pros: Trader Joes (3 minute walk), Wholefoods (10 minute walk), Target (15 minute walk) nearby, social with numerous bars within 5 minute walking distance, young, safe (I never feel unsafe walking alone because the streets are well lit and people are always out), very metro accessible.

Cons: Expensive (rent, food, everything), sometimes crowded (bars are often too crowded on Friday and Saturday night.

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