Most of Shaw’s commercial action is centered on nearby U St. Corridor, a local choice for good food and good fun. The rest of the neighborhood is largely given over to row houses and friendly, independent businesses. Students from nearby Howard University keep the area feeling young at heart, while great transportation links to DC's downtown areas contribute to Shaw's bustling atmosphere. Although its residential streets become sleepy in the evening, palpable energy emanates from some of DC's newest hotspots along neighboring 14th Street.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Thriving, Multi-Generational Community
Peaceful and Quiet By Night
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As a freelance photographer based out of DC, I’ve had a lifelong desire to be submerged in different cultures, meet people of all walks of life, and eat bizarre foods. While my personal favorite escape is surfing remote warm-water breaks in Central America, I loved working on this project and discovering the many hidden subcultures that make up the diverse and often-mislabeled city of Washington, D.C.