Famous for its top-notch university, tree-lined townhomes, and historic landmarks including the Old Stone House and the C & O Canal, Georgetown boasts widespread and timeless appeal. From diplomats to downtown execs, a range of residents calls Georgetown home. Visitors worldwide flock to its many scenic and bustling hot spots.
Georgetown is situated on bluffs overlooking the Potomac River. The notorious “Exorcist” movie steps connecting M Street to Prospect Street were built out of necessity due to the neighborhood’s steep, hilly terrain. The Potomac River, Montrose Park, and Rock Creek Parkway surround the picturesque neighborhood.
Georgetown's popular commercial district is home to numerous specialty retailers and stylish boutiques. Its primary commercial corridors, Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, include high-end shops, chic bars and restaurants, and the enclosed Georgetown Park shopping mall. Additionally, residents and visitors can enjoy a waterfront experience at the Washington Harbor restaurants on K Street.
Notable Georgetown residents include Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, and Alexander Graham Bell. John F. Kennedy lived in Georgetown in the 1950s as both a Congressman and a Senator.
Much to the chagrin of no one – Georgetown dwellers are typically proud of this – there is no Metro stop. However, for those on foot, bus options abound and three Metro stations are located roughly one mile from the center of town: Rosslyn (across the Key Bridge in Arlington), Foggy Bottom-GWU, and Dupont Circle.
Newer upscale condos add modern flair to Georgetown housing options. Luxury condos feature floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing sweeping views of the Potomac River. Unit sizes can range from 900 to 4,500 square feet and include one or two private parking spaces in a secure underground garage. Amenities may include a 24-hour concierge service, heated rooftop pool, and a community party room available to all residents. A typical waterfront condo complex is home to a mix of one- and two-bedroom units with hardwood floors and working fireplaces. Ground floor retail features restaurants and outdoor seating overlooking the harbor and boat docks.
The townhome community comprises a mix of three-story Federal and Italianate row houses, plus several detached homes. Residences include assigned parking slots within a gated courtyard. Delivered between 1983-1987, some three- and four-story brick townhomes range in size from two to five bedrooms, plus 4.5 baths. Many include garage and outdoor parking, plus private patios. Mature landscaping and tree-lined streets distinguish such communities.
On the pulse of cutting-edge design and progressive urban planning, Georgetown is linked to an ambitious project connecting Georgetown and Rosslyn via gondola. Spanning the length of the Key Bridge, the gondola project is considered the boldest of the plans outlined in the Georgetown 2028 project. Naturally, this incites polarizing opinions, but it certainly puts the neighborhood on the map as one of D.C.’s most assertive mover-and-shakers.
From vibrant nightclubs to renowned restaurants and elite shopping, Georgetown is always alive with energy and excitement. Residents and tourists alike, stay tuned!