Beyond the White House, Capitol, and monuments, it’s Georgetown that captures the public’s imagination when they think about the glamor of old Washington. From Federal townhouses and Georgian mansions on gas-lit streets to the gothic spires of the university and the industrial chic of the waterfront, today’s Georgetown residents effortlessly combine tradition and trendiness.
Lots of tourists and shoppers drawn by Georgetown’s charm, and the congestion that goes with it.
Fashion-forward people watching and appreciating all the finer things in life.
The arrival of Metro or other dramatic changes.
Some of the oldest and most exclusive rowhouses and mansions in the city.
The beautiful streetscapes and embracing an epicurean lifestyle.
Georgetown was founded more than fifty years before Washington, DC as a tiny port town in what was then the colony of Maryland. Although it was later absorbed into the federal District, it has always maintained its own sense of individuality with a strong community. In more recent times, this fashionable neighborhood on the Potomac has become world-renowned in culture and film. Yet for the people who live here, it’s an enchanting place they call home.
With numerous places to rent boats and kayaks, several scenic running and biking trails, and gorgeous parks, Georgetown is the perfect place for those who appreciate natural beauty and outdoor fitness. Residents tip their hats to tradition but have a cosmopolitan outlook connected to larger trends in fashion, food, design, and culture. Georgetown is the kind of place that makes you slow down and linger over one more glass of wine.