Trendy, up-and-coming neighborhood with strong roots
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 Theatre 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.
What Shaw Residents
Think About Their Apartments
Median rents in Shaw
1 Bedroom
2 Bedroom

Living in

Great place
Convenient Commute
Well Located
Great nightlife
Grocery stores closeby
Shaw — 6.3/10 Rating (based on 4 neighborhood reviews)
Shaw is the trendiest neighborhood in DC right now. All the latest bars and restaurants are popping up along 7th and 9th streets. That said, it's still a neighborhood in transition.
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City Market At O Street
great so far. great location -- right by shaw metro station, giant grocery store, great restaurants & stores & nightlife. 5 minute walk to u street, and logan circle which is great.
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Heritage at Shaw Station
Near 14th and U streets, which have lots of awesome bars, shops, and restaurants and a mile from the White House.
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812 Rhode Island Ave. NW
great place to live. so many bars and new restuarants popping up. also close to sooo many ethiopian restaurants which is awesome. great coffee, right next to the metro which is super convenient. close to everything really! takes less than 10 minutes to get the 14th st. only a few blocks to U street, and 15 min walk to columbia heights/dupont!
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Heritage at shaw station
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Getting to Know

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: 10th St NW to New Jersey Ave NW
North to South Boundary: Florida Ave NW to M St NW
Giant Food
United Grocers Cash & Carry
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Shaw contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Shaw _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Shaw is $_______. ____% of Shaw residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Shaw residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Shaw is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Shaw

Studio $1,959
1 Bed $2,111
2 Beds $3,365

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1 Bed $2,850

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Studio $2,053
1 Bed $1,988
2 Beds $3,068

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