Shaw is home to Howard University, the Duke Ellington Statue, and showcases the African American history and culture with it's theatres and museums. It's a cool, hip place to listen to music, get a bite to eat and stroll back in time.
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Average Price $942K
Lowest Price $2.2K
Highest Price $2.5M
Total Listings 52
Avg. Days On Market 88
Avg. Price/SQFT $638

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Shaw is roughly bounded by U Street and Florida Avenue to the north  First Street to the east, Massachusetts and New York avenues to the south, and 11th (or 10th) Street to the west, depending on who you ask. Initially settled by freed slaves, the community has a long history, and it has been home to many prominent African Americans over the years, including Duke Ellington and generations of Howard University professors. After the 1968 riots, though, the area suffered from drug-related violence and neglect. Nonetheless, Shaw, like U Street, still carries a symbolic significance for many of the city’s African Americans, despite a changing demographic. “I just hope it stays a little bit African American,” said one resident, a retired teacher, referring to the gradual growth and changes he’s been seeing outside his window over the past few years. He bought his four-story brownstone in 1976, back when the streets were loud and unsafe.

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