Georgetown is located in Northwest D.C. Glover Park lies to the north, Foggy Bottom to the east. Rosslyn rests right over the Key Bridge. The community shares an intimate relationship with the Potomac River and, at over 300 years old, stands as a testament to America’s storied past.
Georgetown was founded in 1751 as part of the Province of Maryland. The first settler in was an English fur trader named Henry Fleet, who arrived in the 1630s. Georgetown was the farthest point up the Potomac River that ocean faring ships could navigate. Georgetown University was established in 1789 and was home to tobacco warehouses and, in the late 1800s, industrial developments. Georgetown has retained much of its natural charm and many of the homes have been preserved or updated to meet standards set by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts.
Quality of Life:
Georgetown is as fashionable of a place to live as it gets. Classic townhomes and stately federal, colonial and contemporary homes line quiet, narrow streets. It has been home to a number of Capitol luminaries such as John F. Kennedy, Bob Woodward, Madeleine Albright and John Kerry.
The intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue is a bustling center for commerce, dining and nightlife. There are ample bars, restaurants and clubs throughout Georgetown. Numerous other boutiques can be found while wandering the streets off M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Georgetown’s Waterfront Park is a scenic walk. The C&O Canal is well maintained by the National Park Service and is excellent for running or biking. The attractions of DuPont Circle and K Street are minutes away and the Kennedy Center will be sure to delight any audience.
M Street and Wisconsin are the major arteries that run through Georgetown. A 15-minute walk will get residents to the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station, which is serviced by the Blue and Orange lines. Metro and Circulator buses frequent the community. It is only a short drive to Rosslyn. Easy access to the G.W. Parkway.
Ronald Reagan National Airport: < 10 miles
Washington-Dulles International Airport: < 30 miles
Baltimore-Washington International Airport: < 35 miles