Apartments Near Shaw Washington, D.C.
Right in the heart of our nation’s capital is a neighborhood not many outsiders are too familiar with. But don’t let its relative obscurity fool you into thinking it’s a sleepy ‘hood with little to offer. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. So, when you’re on the hunt, consider looking at apartments near Shaw, Washington, D.C., and you’ll find yourself in one of the city’s hippest districts. (How can you go wrong choosing a home in an area that once hosted performances from legends Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington?)
Here, we’ve put together a collection of some of the area’s highlights.
Zip Around Town
Both the green and yellow metro lines cut directly through the center of Shaw. You can find the station just outside the famed Lincoln Theater. From this stop, you can head up north to trendy Columbia Heights, or trek deeper into the city’s museum-packed district. A quick transfer to the red line will put you right into the heart of Downtown, or you can continue on up to Dupont Circle.
Take in a Show
Shaw has deep roots within the African American community. In fact, the aforementioned Lincoln Theater, which dates back to 1922, originally served local residents when segregation kept them out of all other venues. Today you’ll find shows of all types taking to the stage for diverse audiences. Head to Howard Theater for your fix of blues, jazz, and rock acts; a statue paying homage to Duke Ellington, a former frequent performer, sits just outside the entrance. And for a twist on the traditional cinema experience, catch an indie flick at Atlantic Plumbing Cinema; be sure to show up early and splurge on a creative cocktail at the bar.
Grab a Bite
There are certainly no shortages of restaurants to choose from in this area. At the appropriately named The Bird, you won’t find beef on the menu (save for one happy-hour burger); rather, you’ll find an assortment of dishes starring chicken, duck, turkey, and even ostrich. Pastrami lovers should make a beeline for Smoked & Stacked, where the bread is made fresh and the addition of a fried egg means you can justify pastrami for breakfast. And for a taste of the Parisian life, swing by La Jambe for a mouthwatering cheese and charcuterie platter. Of course, when “in Paris,” you must order a glass or two of wine as well; there are around 40 different types to choose from.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Warm up your credit card and be prepared to test your upper-body strength hauling shopping bags between the many stores in the area. Hipster chic is the name of the game at Chrome Industries, where you can sip on a can of PBR while watching a custom bag being put together for you. Grab discounted jeans from your favorite designers, or snag consignment bargains on separates, at Current Boutique. And pick up a new leather-band watch — and other assorted leather goods — at Shinola.
So, as you can see, just steps from any of the apartments near Shaw, Washington, D.C., are plenty of activities to keep you busy … and ample means to whisk you around town.
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