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.
Welcome to Georgetown
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.
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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.
Since the time of the Kennedy Administration, a Georgetown address has always had a certain cultural cache for those in the orbit of Washington life. Georgetown University adds a fun vibe and a creative element to the neighborhood mix.
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Because of the neighborhood’s high visibility for shopping and culture, it’s a top destination for out-of-towners. This can make it difficult to find parking, though residents can navigate on foot to accomplish simple errands around the neighborhood. The best boutiques and lifestyle shops are right around the corner.
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