Shaw is experiencing an urban renaissance of unprecedented proportions thanks to its proximity to the downtown core, excellent transportation access and lively cultural and entertainment venues. Residents enjoy the ever-increasing dining and retail commercial conveniences, while local and national retailers like the rapidly increasing demographics. Once home to jazz legend Duke Ellington, the Shaw neighborhood still pulses with a rhythm felt by residents and visitors alike.Shaw is a mostly residential neighborhood of 19th century Victorian row houses. The architecture of these houses, Shaw’s central location, and the stability of D.C.’s housing market have transformed the neighborhood.
(Source: Washington DC Economic Partnership, Wikipedia)