Shaw/Logan Circle

Community is known for its 19th-century rowhouses, hip restaurants and bars, and outstanding nightlife

Welcome to Shaw/Logan Circle

Vibrant and trendy, this beautiful historic community is a center for culture, art, and music
One of D.C.’s oldest neighborhoods, Shaw and Logan Circle are located right in the heart of the Capital. Bursting with energy and vibrancy, this trendsetting community is known for its 19th-century rowhouses, hip restaurants and bars, and outstanding nightlife — all of which help to make it one of the most desirable locations in D.C.
A historic community, the area was used as barracks during the Civil War and later was converted to a refugee camp for newly freed slaves. However, in the 1870s, the area began to develop as a residential neighborhood, laying down elm trees and streetcar tracks in order to encourage development. An upper-class community was established after blocks and blocks of Victorian townhouses were built, many of which have been renovated and are still a major part of the aesthetic of Shaw and Logan Circle today.

What to Love

  • Ideal location
  • Beautiful Victorian townhomes
  • A vibrant and lively community 
  • Rich historic past 

People & Lifestyle

Shaw and Logan Circle offer numerous advantages to homeowners, including an absolutely ideal location, wonderful shops and restaurants, and a great sense of community. For these reasons and more, young professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, and families are all attracted to this one-of-a-kind community. The annual household income for the area is twice that of the national average, and homes in the area are usually valued at around $700,000 to $750,000.
The lifestyle enjoyed by Shaw and Logan Circle residents is certainly upbeat and lively. The community is filled with live local music, a hip nightlife scene, outstanding cafes, and great entertainment venues, all of which homeowners and residents can take advantage of. There is also a deep appreciation for living a healthy lifestyle, with a majority of residents choosing to walk or bike to their destinations rather than use a car.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The dining scene in Shaw and Logan Circle is, without a doubt, one of the best in the city. Numerous highly-rated restaurants and popular eateries line the streets, with some of the best chefs looking to call this area home.
The Michelin-rated Dabney Restaurant is one of the most talked-about places in town. ITs exquisite four-course prix-fixe menu includes delights such as summer beets with whipped buttermilk, scallop Crudo with cucumber and lime, and local beef with new potatoes and charred onion. Its menu changes seasonally and is dependent on the local market, ensuring the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. The Dacha Beer Garden is another popular hot spot. Serving some of the best ciders, mead, and gluten-free beer, this social destination is a beloved staple in the community.
The community is also known throughout the Capital as “Black Broadway.” This is principally due to fantastic acting troupes and theaters such as the Howard Theater and the Lincoln Theater, both of which served as havens for the African American theatrical community during times of segregation.

Things to Do

Logan Circle and Shaw have one of the best locations in the city, ensuring that residents have a plethora of entertainment opportunities, recreational activities, and events to enjoy all year round. Miss Pixie’s Furnishings and Whatnot definitely plays a central role in the community. Known for its unique and eclectic selection, local homeowners love visiting this shop in order to see what new and exciting finds have made their way in.
The Black Cat is a multi-level music venue hosting some of the hottest local groups and nationally recognized alternative artists and has been a major part of the Shaw and Logan Circle Nightlife scene since it first opened in 1993.
The National Book Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Allowing residents to engage with featured authors, explore new and exciting works, and even learn insider information about the collections held in the Library of Congress, this festival is a dream come true for any academic or literary aficionado.
Another popular event is Celebrate Logan. This annual event celebrates local restaurants and businesses, bringing together the entire community for a Saturday filled with exceptional food, great entertainment, and amazing friends.
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