Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington, DC, served as a major port and commercial center during colonial times because of its prime location on the Potomac River.
Today, Georgetown is a vibrant community with upscale shops, bars and restaurants along its cobblestone streets. Many of the homes along the tree-lined streets are 200 year-old restored row houses with beautiful gardens. Georgetown housing is expensive, so most Georgetown University students live on campus or rent apartments uptown or nearby in Virginia.
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Georgetown is located in Washington, DC north of the Potomac River just across the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The main thoroughfares are M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The neighborhood extends from Georgetown University to the west to Rock Creek Parkway to the east to Montrose Park and Oak Hill Cemetery to the north. See a Map
Georgetown Transportation and Parking:
Major Attractions in Georgetown:
In recent years the Georgetown Waterfront has been developed with upscale condominiums, offices and restaurants. Georgetown Waterfront Park was just completed, adding a peaceful place to relax and enjoy shade, flowering trees and a view of the Potomac River. Read more about Georgetown Waterfront Park.
Georgetown Sightseeing Tours:
A variety of Georgetown sightseeing tours
are available including walking tours, scenic canal boat rides, historic celebrity tours and more.
Major Annual Events in Georgetown:
Georgetown Community Websites & Resources: