Welcome to Shaw! 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.  Over the last decade, newcomers have moved in to the area’s statuesque Victorians, smaller federal-style row houses, and boutique condo buildings, transforming this walkable community like so many other DC neighborhoods.

The two Metro stations—the Shaw-Howard University stop and the Mount Vernon Square/7th Street-Convention Center stop, both on the Yellow and Green line, and several bus lines running through it make Shaw a super accessible neighborhood!

The newest major development in Shaw is the two-block project, CityMarket at O, which includes a renovated supermarket, underground parking, hundreds of residential units, a hotel, and retail.



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