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Living in Georgetown DC


Georgetown, home to approximately 31,000 residents, is one of the oldest and most affluent neighborhoods in Washington DC. Attractively situated on the Potomac River, this historic locale is full of charm, characterized by brick sidewalks, and historic brick-and-frame row houses. However, living in Georgetown DC is not limited to historic buildings. You can also opt for full-service, luxury condos as well.


Path along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in GeorgetownGeorgetown is the location of the world-renowned Georgetown University, and a variety of landmarks including the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal, and the famous “Exorcist Steps“(the stone steps featured in the movie) connecting Prospect Street and M Street. It also boasts a long list of famous residents including Thomas Jefferson and John F. Kennedy.



Georgetown Neighborhood Roots


Contrary to popular opinion, the Georgetown neighborhood was not named after George Washington. Established in 1751, it predates Washington’s presidency by thirty-eight years. Georgetown, now a national historic site, was originally built as a port town for tobacco in Maryland. And two of the District of Columbia’s oldest buildings, the Old Stone House (1765) and the City Tavern Club (1796) are Georgetown landmarks.


What To Do In Georgetown


Waterfront park with Francis Scott Key BridgeFor residents who like the outdoors, Georgetown is not short on beautiful views and gorgeous scenery. Some favorite outdoor places include the Georgetown Waterfront Park, Montrose Park, Volta Park and Rose Park. Georgetown provides plenty of opportunities to connect with your neighbors – visit the Wednesday farmers’ market, attend the summer concerts in the park, take tennis lessons, join a bocce ball league, or simply walk your dog.




Retail shopping at Georgetown ParkWith plenty of retail options such as Georgetown Park, residents need not travel far to find great shopping. And if world class dining is you thing, there are several unique and varied restaurants to choose from as well.

With its beautiful architecture, tree-lined streets, waterfront views and strong community many people dream of living in Georgetown DC. And, while the colonial architecture of yesteryear adds to its charm, Georgetown encompasses all the modern conveniences and walkability of a newer city.



Getting To Georgetown


While the DC Metro is close to Georgetown, the neighborhood does not have a dedicated Metro stop. However, commuters are well-catered for with the DC Circulator bus system. In addition to the bus system there are several other ways to visit.

If travelling by car, there are several parking lots and garages available if you cannot find open street parking. However be sure to take care when parking on the street as there are several rules and restrictions to abide by. This Georgetown transportation guide provides a great list of options to help you get around town.

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