Welcome to Georgetown
A historical, popular, and bustling D.C. neighborhood
Georgetown is one of the most distinguished neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. Home to Georgetown University, the neighborhood features commercial and residential areas. Georgetown is also an entertainment district in Washington, D.C. Notable streets in Georgetown include M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Both of these thoroughfares feature bars, retail stores, and restaurants. Waterfront restaurants on K Street are also a distinctive section of Georgetown. Many embassies are located in Georgetown.
All of Georgetown is a National Historic Landmark District. The Georgetown Historic District was honored as a National Historic Landmark District in 1967. Georgetown is filled with Federal and colonial architecture. Many aspects of Georgetown separate it from the rest of Washington, D.C. The unique character of Georgetown remains one of its distinctive features, and it is not connected to the rest of Washington, D.C. by a metro line.
What to Love
The population of Georgetown is wealthy and educated. Life here focuses on Georgetown University and the prominent political figures and lawyers who call the neighborhood home. Its row houses and cobblestone streets lend Georgetown an old-world feeling, and it possesses a quiet and understated beauty. The exclusive atmosphere is a function of the concentration of political power in the neighborhood. Cafes, upscale dining, and cocktails parties are also popular among the residents of Georgetown.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
serves gourmet cupcakes in a beautiful store in Georgetown and allows residents to order cupcakes directly. Baked & Wired
is a cafe and bakery serving excellent cupcakes and delicious espresso. The community atmosphere and quaint interior make Baked & Wired
one of Georgetown's best places for coffee and baked goods.
contains a large bar and dining room with large windows that allow natural light to enter the restaurant. Georgetown Butcher
is a great place to find fresh meats in Georgetown, where all the meat is locally sourced.
Things to Do
The Capital Fringe Festival
features more than 250 artists performing musical theater, documentary theater, and sketch comedy. The festival takes place at Georgetown Park. Residents of Georgetown love visiting Georgetown Waterfront Park
, a national park part of the Georgetown Historic District. The park is on the banks of the Potomac River.
is a place where Georgetown residents can rent bicycles, kayaks, and rowboats. Residents can rent these items and enjoy the incredible parks available in and around Washington, D.C. Georgetown has numerous parks, including Oak Hill Cemetery, Rock Creek Park, and Montrose Park.
District of Columbia Public Schools
serves the schools in Georgetown. Some of the best private and public schools in Washington, D.C. are in Georgetown, including Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Georgetown Day School, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
The following are some of the most notable schools in Georgetown: