Welcome to Shaw
Shaw has long-standing residents that have spanned generations but is also attracting newer residents that appreciate the vitality of an urban lifestyle. 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 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. New residents are flocking to the neighborhood, infusing an energy that has helped transform Shaw into one of DC’s hottest zip codes.