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The Ten Least Expensive Properties In Or Near Shaw

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We know how people vibe on U Street. (It's nonchalant hip.) And we know how people vibe in CHeights. (It's self-aware hip). And we know how our boys and girls in Logan vibe. (It's "sexy-and-I-know it" hip.) But clue us in on Shaw's vibe. It's a little bit of everything and then some. Just like it's housing stock. There's something for everyone and those construction cranes are telling us a lot more's coming our way. So put on your ridiculous sunglasses and the unflattering "Mom" jeans that our coming back in style (why?) and vibe off in Shaw.

10. 910 M St
Asking Price: $809,500
Square Feet: 1,265
Price Per Square Foot: $640
The Lowdown: We start our yet-to-be-determined-style-of vibe in the southern end of Shaw. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is in The Whitman and has sat on the market for over 200 days. But there are not 1 or 2 or even 3, but 4 balconies and a parking space included in the unit's sale. As well as a ton of other amenities in this development.

9. 1732 10th St
Asking Price: $801,732
Square Feet: 1,664
Price Per Square Foot: $482
The Lowdown: A newbie to the market, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath house needs a bit of staging for its exterior pic. While its interior looks open (or austere), the house has a studio with a full bath. Can you say "rental income"?

8. 59 P St
Asking Price: $514,900
Square Feet: 1,432
Price Per Square Foot: $360
The Lowdown: Talk about a price jump from #9 to #8. This Shaw/Truxton Circle 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house just hit the market, and it isn't much from the outside. But inside it's "newly renovated with all the bells and whistles including a knock-out gourmet kitchen, beautiful bamboo floors, plenty of sunlight and off-street parking". And to continue the sales pitch, the listing highlights all the construction happening in the area. While it's a bitch to live through it, when it's all done (whenever that is), you might be sitting pretty.

7. 522 R St
Asking Price: $499,999
Square Feet: 900
Price Per Square Foot: $556
The Lowdown: Want to be the big dog in the PH? (That's "penthouse".) Check out this 2 bedroom, 1.5 setup coming in just under $500K. It's been on the market for about 3 weeks, and while the price per square foot is on the higher-end for the area, the gorgeous interior and private entrance are enticing.

6. 440 Rhode Island Ave
Asking Price: $459,857
Square Feet: 1,050
Price Per Square Foot: $438
The Lowdown: Rolling in another penthouse? Well, not quite, but this is a top-floor condo. So while your other brethren in the building will be relegated to the plebeian levels, your patrician sensibilities will be catered to in this contemporary 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit.

5. 72 O St
Asking Price: $439,900
Square Feet: 1,280
Price Per Square Foot: $344
The Lowdown: If you want something well-proportioned, embrace this Italianate row house with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Reduced from $469,900, this listing has been on the market nearly 200 days, but the crib has got character. So what's the hold up?

4. 1827 6th St
Asking Price: $399,999
Square Feet: 750
Price Per Square Foot: $533
The Lowdown: Gotta love pricing psychology. Coming in a hair under $400K, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath is in The Bernard. Do you know where this boutique building is? It's in Shaw, which is "DC's most up-and-coming neighborhood". (We guess all the other nabes are just regular up-and-coming.) And this building has a "sane and solvent condo" association. In case you're wondering.

3. 1215 11th St
Asking Price: $369,000
Square Feet: 750
Price Per Square Foot: $492
The Lowdown: Whether you consider this West Shaw or East Logan, all we know is this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo is hot, hot, hot. The new listing is in a boutique building with parking included, cabinets that aren't dark brown but instead are espresso, and luxurious baths. (Because who wants a boring old bath anyway?)

2. 1605-1607 7th St
Asking Price: $349,900
Square Feet: 832
Price Per Square Foot: $421
The Lowdown: We always love a listing with personality, and this one has it in spades. Reduced by $10,000, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with an open floor plan wants to connect with you. "Ask me about the bathroom. You're asking? OK, it's gorgeous." But don't take the seller's word for it. Check it out yourself.

1. 605 Rhode Island Ave
Asking Price: $345,000
Square Feet: 817
Price Per Square Foot: $422
The Lowdown: And this week's least expensive Least Expensive is a 2 bedroom (yeah, we're talking space), 1.5 bath condo that has Berber carpet and "high-end crown molding". (There's no low-end crown molding in this unit.) And if you're a book worm and into vintage attire, you're steps from the Shaw Library and all the vintage boutique-ing you can handle.

Here's all the other least expensive properties we've looked at:

· H Street
· Glover Park
· Meridian Hill Park
· U Street Corridor
· Trinidad
· Truxton Circle
· Anacostia
· Cleveland Park
· Old Town Alexandria
· Trinidad
· Truxton Circle
· Anacostia
· Cleveland Park
· Old Town Alexandria
· Petworth
· Hyattsville
· Georgetown
· Bethesda
· Ballston/Virginia Square
· Hill East
· SW Waterfront/Buzzard Point
· Bloomingdale
· Eckington
· Columbia Heights
· Capitol Hill
· Logan Circle
· Brookland