Shaw

Developed in the early 1900s with urban residential streets and bustling commercial districts, side by side.

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Welcome to Shaw

Historic heritage meets urban renewal.

Shaw was mostly developed in the early 1900s with urban residential streets and bustling commercial districts, side by side. It was the home to cultural luminaries before the Harlem Renaissance and has held on to that proud heritage despite an economic decline in the 1980s. Today’s Washington residents are experiencing a renaissance of their own here thanks to Shaw’s combination of historic and modern homes alongside revitalized retail, trendy restaurants, and pulsing nightlife.

​​​​​​​Shaw has long-standing residents that have spanned generations but is also attracting newer residents that appreciate the vitality of an urban lifestyle.

What to Expect

Neighborhood living that’s central to the nightlife, plus a quick commute downtown.

​​​​​​​Shaw has everything you need in close proximity, from shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants to a newly rebuilt Giant inhabiting the shell of a restored 19th-century market. But when you need to leave, it’s just one stop south on the Green Line metro to the Convention Center and downtown-- or north to the bustling Columbia Heights corridor. And if you prefer walking, you can soak in DC’s residential and urban mix as you stroll downtown or even to the National Mall.

The Lifestyle

Neighborhood living that’s central to the nightlife, plus a quick commute downtown.

​​​​​​​Shaw has everything you need in close proximity, from shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants to a newly rebuilt Giant inhabiting the shell of a restored 19th-century market. But when you need to leave, it’s just one stop south on the Green Line metro to the Convention Center and downtown-- or north to the bustling Columbia Heights corridor. And if you prefer walking, you can soak in DC’s residential and urban mix as you stroll downtown or even to the National Mall.

What Not to Expect

Alley life at its best.Shaw’s newfound popularity means an increase in noise and density, but duck down an alley and you’ll find yourself in another world. Tucked-away coffee roasters, hidden sandwich shops, and private dining clubs bring life to alleys, removed from the hustle and bustle of the streets.

The Market

A mix of single-family and multi-unit row homes and modern loft condominiums, while newly constructed luxury condominiums provide increased housing options in the heart of Shaw.

You'll Fall in Love With

The neighborhood pride that equates to never wanting (or needing) to leave your neighborhood.

If you want to be in the heart of it all, you can live just steps away from some of the city’s best entertainment. Or you can feel quietly tucked away from the buzz on one of Shaw’s numerous row home-lined side streets. Shaw exudes a scrappy place of pride and charm for all those who call it home.

Overview for Shaw, DC

10,097 people live in Shaw, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $78,701. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,097

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$78,701

Average individual Income

Around Shaw, DC

There's plenty to do around Shaw, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

97
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
99
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
85
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Palette Dome Cuisine, Capitol Kettle Corn, and Medical Exercise Trainers.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.72 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.99 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.07 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.57 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.28 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Shaw, DC

Shaw has 5,178 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Shaw do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,097 people call Shaw home. The population density is 32,805.631 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

10,097

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

49.97 / 50.02%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
5,178

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$78,701

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Shaw, DC

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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Shaw. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cleveland Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
KIPP DC - Lead Academy PCS
PUBLIC
1st - 4th
4/5
Seaton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
KIPP DC - WILL Academy PCS
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
KIPP DC - Grow Academy PCS
PUBLIC
PreK - K
No rating available
Center City PCS - Shaw
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5

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