Shaw is just north of Downtown Washington DC and is bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, Florida Avenue and 11th Street. The U Street Corridor attracts people with its shopping, theaters and restaurants. Howard University is also located in Shaw.
The Shaw neighborhood was named after a Civil War Colonel, Robert Shaw. Originally Shaw was a center for African American cultural life. Many Riots during the Civil Rights era erupted in Shaw DC. Shaw has gone through a gentrification in the past couple decades and is now a safe, warm and friendly environment for all.
Shaw houses mainly consist of beautiful Victorian row houses from the 19th century. Shaw housing is very affordable compared to other areas of Washington D.C. Besides pockets of retail and commercial area, Shaw Washington is mostly residential.
Shaw Washington DC is served by many metro and bus lines. The great central location of DC Shaw also makes walking a great option. Public schooling in the Shaw neighborhood is run by the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Shaw has an abundance of high quality public and private schools.