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While D.C.’s dynamic Shaw neighborhood has been enjoying a renaissance of a sort, there is one little stretch of this historic enclave that has seen a particularly sophisticated transformation. On Eighth Street NW, once interrupted by a vast urban parking lot, we now find Giant Foods in the completely renovated historic O Street Market. This little stretch is also home to the remarkable French bistro cuisine of Convivial and the seasonal farm-fresh bounty of Oyster Oyster. Merely a block beyond, add Chaplin’s, Dacha, Zeppelin, Grand Cata, La Jambe…. On and on. From cassoulet to Kristallweizen, this corner of Shaw is a tastemaker. And your home in the heart of it sits at 1542 8th St. NW. With three bedrooms, full finished basement, huge dedicated laundry/utility room, fenced back yard, and off-street parking, you’ll certainly have room to grow. Skylights and exposed brick add a warm welcome to this Shaw-chic showplace. Shaw has been transforming for generations and shows no sign of slowing. 1542 8th St. NW is your unique opportunity and invitation to become a part of it.
Shaw is a small neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. Named after Shaw Junior High School, a junior high school located at Seventh and Rhode Island Avenue NW. Shaw neighborhood is served by Shaw-Howard University Metro System, nearby U Street and Mount Vernon Square Metro stations. There is a bus service within Shaw, which has several routes that connect the area with the Waterfront and Silver Spring via 7th Street. Also, the G2 bus connects Georgetown University and Howard University. Freeway access allows cars to maneuver through the streets of Shaw. Transit Score Methodology, which is a patented measure of how well a location is served by public transit on a scale from 0 to 100, measures the Shaw neighborhood with a score of 80. A score of 80 concludes that Shaw has “excellent transit”, meaning transit is convenient for most trips. The White House, via public transit, is on average 10 minutes away from Shaw. Reagan National Airport, via public transit, is on average 28 minutes away from Shaw.
The majority of residents in Shaw are between the ages of 22 and 39; they constitute 44.5% of the population. This is greater than the average District of Columbia percentage of 34.5% for this age group. Shaw cultural institutions include Ben’s Chili Bowl, the Lincoln Theatre, Dunbar Theater, Whitelaw Hotel, City Market at O, The Shiloh Baptist Church, The Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Neighborhood Library, the Thurgood Marshall Center and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
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