What Does $480K Buy You in DC?

by Mark Wellborn


In this week’s installment of What X Buys You, we look at a three-level, two-bedroom townhouse in Shaw where the price was recently reduced by $20K. The benefits of this home are many. In addition to the living area, dining area and kitchen on the main floor, the property has another living space on the second floor as well as two spacious bedrooms. The hardwood floors and exposed brick give the home some character and the patio in the back of the property provides about 300 square feet of outdoor space. More details and photos below.

Dining Room
  • Address: 1547 4th Street NW (see map here)
  • Price: $480,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Stories: Three
  • Year Built: 1900
  • For the full listing, click here.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_does_480k_buy_you_in_dc/1323


  1. Paul said at 6:17 am on Friday September 18, 2009:

    Great price for what looks like a very nice property.  However, the neighborhood is very sketchy and it’s 6+ blocks to the Metro in an area I would not walk at night.

  1. LookingtoBuy said at 7:04 am on Friday September 18, 2009:

    I would no longer consider Shaw “very sketchy.” The neighborhood has come a long way over the last decade, and is certainly one that is walkable at night.

  1. Bloomingdale res said at 7:48 am on Friday September 18, 2009:

    Shaw appears sketchy to some. Last month, two unfortunate transgenders were stabbed multiple times near Q and 4th (one died), which is just around this prop. Low level crimes like robberies are the norm, but it comes with urban living. Overall, Shaw is a good place to buy with a lot of potential upsides in investment and community development. Some outsiders feel that lack of activities at night can give a sense of spookiness. Last year, active neighborhoods like Adams Morgan has experienced a higher surge in crimes.

  1. Geori said at 10:49 am on Friday September 18, 2009:

    I agree that Shaw is sketchy.  Moreso than U-St or Columbia Heights.  The place looks great, but I would not want my wife to be walking six blocks from the metro to home there.

  1. Georgetowner said at 12:02 pm on Friday September 18, 2009:

    Geori, have you been to Shaw?? I have a friend who lives at 10th and P and another friend at 7th and P.  I visit them all the time.  One friend has a baby and she says that she doesn’t feel unsafe walking around in the evenings.  Well at least early evening.

    I have another friend that lives in Columbia Heights between 15th and 14th on Euclid.

    Personally, I prefer Shaw over U st or Columbia Heights.  Shaw has some very beautiful streets with Victorian townhouses and beautiful gardens.  U St I can’t say much about.  Columbia Heights, to me, is a total shithole.  It’s really ugly, you’re always hearing about gun shots, and there are a million people running around with alcohol and probably drugs.

    And whenever I visit my friend in Columbia Heights I always run from my car to her house.  and I don’t even bother visiting her unless I can park right in front of her house.

  1. mike said at 8:36 am on Saturday September 19, 2009:

    This property I believe has the kitchen in the basement which gives it a bit of a different feel than most other houses I have walked into.

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