Shepherd Park and Takoma, Welcome to DC NorthStar!

Walter Reed
Walter Reed West Campus on a bright, winter day.

Hello Neighbors! We are excited to welcome you to our new blog, where we will try to highlight important and interesting local news on business, culture, government and real estate that impacts the neighborhoods of the 20012 zip code. Colonial Village, North Portal Estates, Shepherd Park, Takoma DC are all unique, but they also share many terrific attributes including proximity to exciting downtown centers and Rock Creek Park, a population committed to diversity and the hopes and concerns surrounding nearby future development at the Walter Reed site and other locations.

We have lived here for nearly seven years and we love this community more and more each day.  Whether we are learning from the excellent teachers at Shepherd Elementary, enjoying hot summer days at Lowell School Summer Camp, or chatting over the fence with a neighbor,  we have always felt welcomed and we hope to extend that same courtesy to the new families that choose to make our neighborhood their home.

We encourage you to participate by adding your comments to our stories using your Facebook login; no need to create another account!  Comments will be lightly moderated to discourage spam, but other than that, your thoughts and ideas are greatly welcomed. In light of the continued degradation of the service provided by Yahoo! Groups, we will also post weekly “open” threads where you can discuss any topic that you would like.

If you see anything out of place or something that needs correction, please shoot us an email at

Happy Reading!

Christopher, Jennell, Savannah and Xavier

statue of liberty
The Alexander Family visits the Statue of Liberty
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