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The Best Address in Shaw

Welcome to The Shay, an apartment community designed for modern, vibrant living in Shaw—Washington, D.C.’s most exciting neighborhood. Just a few blocks from legendary venues like 9:30 Club and Howard Theatre, The Shay is surrounded by a neighborhood imbued with music, culture, and art. From inspired shopping and bustling nightlife to top-notch restaurants and live music, these sleek and stylish apartment residences are surrounded by D.C.’s best boutique bodegas, coffee shops, brewpubs, bars, and more. With the excitement of 9th Street and U Street just a short walk away, life at The Shay is truly where culture meets cool. Lease now and live in the best new apartments in Shaw, D.C.

Go Ahead, Make Plans

Explore our available spacious studio to two-bedroom apartments for rent in the heart of the incredible Shaw, D.C. neighborhood. The Shay’s pet-friendly apartments offer stylish, modern finishes with hardwood floors throughout, raised 10 ft. ceilings, full-sized in-unit washer/dryers, floor to ceiling windows, balconies and more—all above local coffee shops, markets, retailers, restaurants, bars, and charming streetscapes.

Studio

#E-520

Studio/1 Bath

572 SQ FT
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Starting at $2,050/mo
AVAILABLE 6/2/2022
#E-528

Studio/1 Bath

495 SQ FT
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Starting at $2,134/mo
AVAILABLE 3/28/2022

1 Bedroom

#W-508

1 Bed/1 Bath

551 SQ FT
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Starting at $2,091/mo
AVAILABLE 6/9/2022
#E-203

1 Bed/1 Bath

590 SQ FT
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Coming Soon
Starting at $2,392/mo
AVAILABLE 5/8/2022
#E-207

1 Bed/1 Bath

590 SQ FT
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Coming Soon
Starting at $2,392/mo
AVAILABLE 5/10/2022
#W-627

1 Bed/1 Bath

759 SQ FT
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Starting at $2,471/mo
AVAILABLE 7/17/2022
#E-603

1 Bed/1 Bath

786 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,356/mo
AVAILABLE 5/28/2022
#E-314

1 Bed/1 Bath

996 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,415/mo
AVAILABLE 4/21/2022
#E-503

1 Bed/1 Bath

786 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,533/mo
AVAILABLE 2/2/2022

2 Bedrooms

#W-330

2 Bed/2 Baths

1029 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,370/mo
AVAILABLE 2/2/2022
#W-430

2 Bed/2 Baths

1029 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,397/mo
AVAILABLE 3/8/2022
#W-230

2 Bed/2 Baths

1029 SQ FT
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Coming Soon
Starting at $3,430/mo
AVAILABLE 6/8/2022
#W-438

2 Bed/2 Baths

1096 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,502/mo
AVAILABLE 1/13/2022
#W-238

2 Bed/2 Baths

1096 SQ FT
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Coming Soon
Starting at $3,537/mo
AVAILABLE 4/29/2022
#W-301

2 Bed/2 Baths

1100 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,674/mo
AVAILABLE 7/12/2022
#W-401

2 Bed/2 Baths

1100 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,684/mo
AVAILABLE 7/31/2022
#W-222

2 Bed/2 Baths

1214 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,696/mo
AVAILABLE 6/23/2022
#W-522

2 Bed/2 Baths

1223 SQ FT
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Starting at $3,841/mo
AVAILABLE 6/22/2022

3 Bedrooms

Apartment Features

  • Studio, Loft, One- to 2 Bedroom Plus Den Floorplans 
  • Full-Sized, Stacked, In-Unit Washer and Dryer
  • Beautiful Hardwood Flooring Throughout
  • Floor to Ceiling Windows 
  • Oversized Stainless Steel Smart Appliances 
  • Spacious 10-Foot Ceilings
  • Custom Kitchen Cabinetry with Quartz Countertops 
  • Porcelain Matte Finished Bathroom Tile 
  • Rain Shower Heads 
  • Built in Pantry Cabinet 
  • Moveable Kitchen Islands in Select Apartment Homes
  • Terraced Patio/Balconies with Select Floorplans
  • Slip Grip Tubs
  • Central Heat and Air Conditioning
  • Ideal Work from Home Layouts 
  • Incredible D.C. Skyline Views 

Life’s a Party

Purposefully designed to initiate spontaneous social interactions, The Shay’s extensive amenity spaces create ample opportunities to meet your neighbors, entertain with your friends, and just plain have a good time. Relax and hang by the pool, host a sunset happy hour on the rooftop deck, or throw a dinner party in the catering kitchen - the choice is yours, and you can’t make a bad one.

Community Amenities

The Shay’s resident lounge offers billiards, foosball, and a professional grade catering kitchen that opens out onto the sparkling pool deck with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Host an evening around the communal table or firepits, or head to the landscaped rooftop to incredible views of Shaw and the surrounding D.C. skyline. Work out in the 24-hour fitness center, or pop downstairs to Union Kitchen Grocery or Compass Coffee for any day to day needs.

  • One Block from Shaw Metro Station - Yellow/Green Line 
  • Incredible Access to Shopping, Cafes, Dining, and Retail right downstairs 
  • Landscaped Rooftop Deck with Plush Seating 
  • Outdoor Patio with Grills and Kitchens 
  • Sparkling Pool with Lounge Chairs and Umbrellas 
  • Fire Pit and Seating Area 
  • Game Area with Billiards, Foosball, and More 
  • Smoke-Free
  • Spacious Media Lounge with Comfortable Lounge Seating 
  • 24-hour Fitness Center with Free Weights 
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Beautiful Lobby and High-Speed Elevators 
  • On-Site Management Dedicated to Service Excellence
  • Catering Kitchen Ideal for Hosting 
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Secure Garage Parking
  • Flexible Lease Terms Available
  • Package Receiving
  • Controlled Access for Residents Only
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • High Speed Wi-Fi in Common Areas

D.C.'s Most Exciting Neighborhood

D.C.’s vibrant Shaw neighborhood boasts the perfect balance of historic charm and modern vibes. Step outside to discover D.C.’s renowned live music venues, incredible restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, and nightlife. Everything you need is just outside of your front door—from craft brews to cocktails, movies to music, and festivals to fashion. The Shay offers the best apartments in Shaw, D.C.

Neighborhood Highlights

A Storied History

Shaw has been a center of Black culture since shortly after the Civil War. The area became a celebrated hotbed of musical talent during the American Jazz Age (with Duke Ellington among its most famous residents. To this day, the neighborhood continues to attract and inspire artists, scholars, and innovators alike.

Cultivating Culture

Entertainment is (literally) around every corner, where you’ll find live music venues like the famous 9:30 Club and Howard Theatre, nightclubs, neighborhood staple eateries like Ben’s Chili Bowl, a speakeasy (or two), breweries, ice cream and coffee shops, and even a brand-new movie theater. From cold brew to craft brews, it’s all right here.

Near It All

Shaw is a short walk to many of D.C.’s other most exciting neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle. It’s also home to a brand new Whole Foods Market (just up the street from The Shay), plus a state of the art movie theater, Union Kitchen Grocery, Compass Coffee, and more!

Neighborhood Highlights

A Storied History

Shaw has been a center of Black culture since shortly after the Civil War. The area became a celebrated hotbed of musical talent during the American Jazz Age (with Duke Ellington among its most famous residents. To this day, the neighborhood continues to attract and inspire artists, scholars, and innovators alike.

Cultivating Culture

Entertainment is (literally) around every corner, where you’ll find live music venues like the famous 9:30 Club and Howard Theatre, nightclubs, neighborhood staple eateries like Ben’s Chili Bowl, a speakeasy (or two), breweries, ice cream and coffee shops, and even a brand-new movie theater. From cold brew to craft brews, it’s all right here.

Near It All

Shaw is a short walk to many of D.C.’s other most exciting neighborhoods, including Adams Morgan, U Street, and Dupont Circle. It’s also home to a brand new Whole Foods Market (just up the street from The Shay), plus a state of the art movie theater, Union Kitchen Grocery, Compass Coffee, and more!

Vicinity

Shaw is mere minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. and the White House. The Shaw-Howard University Metro station serves the neighborhood and is a straight shot to downtown spots (that aren’t already within walking distance), all the way to the nearby Maryland and Virginia suburbs. Shaw also offers ample bus service and bike lanes for easy access to where you need to be.
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Close to everything

Directly Above

Shopping, Dining, and Bodegas

5 minutes on foot

To Shaw-Howard U Metro Station or Whole Foods Market

15 minutes by Metro

To Downtown D.C.

Close to everything

Directly Above

Shopping, Dining, and Bodegas

5 minutes on foot

To Shaw-Howard U Metro Station or Whole Foods Market

15 minutes by Metro

To Downtown D.C.

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    For a guided tour come and meet with the leasing agent five minutes prior to your appointment in our central leasing office.
    Tour Duration: 60 Minutes

    Office Information

    Address: The Shay
    1924 8th St NW,
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    Phone: (202) 960-1775

    Office Hours

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    Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Tuesday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Thursday: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm