Project Description

Georgetown

Georgetown’s charming character is exemplified in its historic architecture, tree-lined streets, and urban lifestyle.

About

Situated in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., Georgetown is one of the oldest and most treasured neighborhoods in the District. The urban lifestyle along the Potomac riverfront attracts residents to the lively community. While Washington, D.C. is easily accessible, there is no need to venture outside of the neighborhood for quality restaurants, boutiques, and outdoor activities.

Established in 1751 in the Province of Maryland, Georgetown did not become an official part of the District until 1871. Georgetown originated as a tobacco port town; local landmarks included a lumber yard and the Washington Flour Mill. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal broke ground in Georgetown in 1828, with the aim of connecting the port town to the region’s local industries. Now, the C&O Canal is a National Park with a 185-mile towpath stretching to Cumberland, Maryland.

Home to Georgetown University and several embassies, the area is recognized for its diverse architectural styles and shaded cobblestone streets. Along with historic row houses and Federal-style estates, the neighborhood offers new construction townhomes and single-family properties with expansive lots. Homeowners enjoy the peaceful neighborhood atmosphere while being minutes from upscale shopping, dining, and more. A popular location for young professionals and families, the region is served by many of the top public and private schools.

Statistics

  • Population: 17,132

  • Homeowners: 59%

  • Median Income: $122,343

  • Master’s Degree +: 62%

  • Public Schools: 20

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Amenities

Georgetown is full of the best modern amenities. Restaurants range from casual coffee shops to fine dining—with everything in between. The neighborhood has a lively nightlife, including an active live music scene. Public art and colorful murals can be spotted while strolling by the area’s numerous boutiques. Georgetown can’t be beat for its waterfront setting, whether paddling on the Potomac or enjoying the region’s fresh seafood on a restaurant patio. The C&O Canal and the Capital Crescent Trail each provide beautiful views of the water for cyclists and pedestrians. During the winter, visitors can lace up their ice skates at Washington Harbor’s dancing fountain. Waterfront Park, with views of the nearby Kennedy Center and the Key Bridge, is a popular local spot for recreational fun.

Transportation

Located less than five miles from downtown DC and across the Key Bridge from Northern Virginia, Georgetown provides easy access to the region’s top offerings. The closest Metro Stations are Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn, both within walking distance of the neighborhood. Locals utilize the DC Circulator Bus, which makes stops along Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. As an especially cyclist and pedestrian-friendly area, many residents take advantage of Georgetown’s multiple trails and lanes for transportation.

About

Situated in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., Georgetown is one of the oldest and most treasured neighborhoods in the District. The urban lifestyle along the Potomac riverfront attracts residents to the lively community. While Washington, D.C. is easily accessible, there is no need to venture outside of the neighborhood for quality restaurants, boutiques, and outdoor activities.

Established in 1751 in the Province of Maryland, Georgetown did not become an official part of the District until 1871. Georgetown originated as a tobacco port town; local landmarks included a lumber yard and the Washington Flour Mill. The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal broke ground in Georgetown in 1828, with the aim of connecting the port town to the region’s local industries. Now, the C&O Canal is a National Park with a 185-mile towpath stretching to Cumberland, Maryland.

Home to Georgetown University and several embassies, the area is recognized for its diverse architectural styles and shaded cobblestone streets. Along with historic row houses and Federal-style estates, the neighborhood offers new construction townhomes and single-family properties with expansive lots. Homeowners enjoy the peaceful neighborhood atmosphere while being minutes from upscale shopping, dining, and more. A popular location for young professionals and families, the region is served by many of the top public and private schools.

Amenities

Georgetown is full of the best modern amenities. Restaurants range from casual coffee shops to fine dining—with everything in between. The neighborhood has a lively nightlife, including an active live music scene. Public art and colorful murals can be spotted while strolling by the area’s numerous boutiques. Georgetown can’t be beat for its waterfront setting, whether paddling on the Potomac or enjoying the region’s fresh seafood on a restaurant patio. The C&O Canal and the Capital Crescent Trail each provide beautiful views of the water for cyclists and pedestrians. During the winter, visitors can lace up their ice skates at Washington Harbor’s dancing fountain. Waterfront Park, with views of the nearby Kennedy Center and the Key Bridge, is a popular local spot for recreational fun.

Transportation

Located less than five miles from downtown DC and across the Key Bridge from Northern Virginia, Georgetown provides easy access to the region’s top offerings. The closest Metro Stations are Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn, both within walking distance of the neighborhood. Locals utilize the DC Circulator Bus, which makes stops along Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. As an especially cyclist and pedestrian-friendly area, many residents take advantage of Georgetown’s multiple trails and lanes for transportation.

Statistics

  • Population: 17,132

  • Homeowners: 59%

  • Median Income: $122,343

  • Master’s Degree +: 62%

  • Public Schools: 20

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