Welcome to Georgetown 

Iconic urban neighborhood renowned for its historical legacy

Dating back to the 1700s, Georgetown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the D.C. area. Since its founding, the neighborhood has become a residential and commercial center. However, its landmarks have been preserved, allowing it to retain much of its historic charm. Today, it is a designated National Historic Landmark District, and it features beautiful 18th- and 19th-century architecture, brick sidewalks, and tree-lined streets.
The iconic neighborhood is known for its extensive housing, and locals love that all the amenities of urban living are just outside their front door. Incredible restaurants, parks, and shopping destinations are interwoven throughout the neighborhood, and its location makes it convenient for those who work in D.C., Arlington, or Alexandria.

What to Love

  • Picturesque, highly walkable streets
  • Architecture with striking historic beauty
  • Stellar upscale shopping and dining 

Local Lifestyle 

Residents of Georgetown enjoy a vibrant downtown area with great food, culture, and beauty, making it a highly desirable neighborhood. There’s always something to do, and this instills the neighborhood with a sense of liveliness and energy. The sidewalks are always bustling with people, whether their walking to work, enjoying a stroll in the sun, or heading to their favorite wine bar for a nightcap. Many artists and professionals enjoy living in Georgetown. It’s also popular with retirees, who appreciate the hometown feel of the historic cobbled streets in some of the quieter areas of the neighborhood.  

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Georgetown is brimming with history, and it’s palpable in the neighborhood's architecture, events, and institutions. Dumbarton House is a great place to be immersed in that history, with multiple collections that feature thousands of artifacts from the Colonial era of Washington, D.C., which includes everything from antique furniture to old manuscripts. Georgetown is also home to several museums, theaters, galleries, and cultural institutions, including the highly regarded Georgetown University, founded in 1789. The school's architecture is breathtaking, and its presence bestows a deeply palpable sense of history and legacy into the area. 
Georgetown also has many dining options, from expensive and luxurious white tablecloth restaurants to classic neighborhood diners. Since the 1930s, Martin's Tavern has been a timeless mainstay in Georgetown. With a laundry list of historic, star-studded guests, this remarkable restaurant is a prized local business unlike any other. Guests can sip martinis in booths where presidents have dined, and their special slow-roasted prime rib is sure to satisfy. 
Afterward, if you’re in the mood for music, there’s no better place than Blues Alley Club for live jazz and immaculate vibes. It’s the nation’s oldest jazz supper club, and someone is playing here every day of the week, from local artists to renowned musicians. 

Things to Do

Georgetown has multiple annual festivals, bringing joy and life into the neighborhood. Every year in the spring, locals can enjoy charming open-air markets reminiscent of the best ones in France. The Georgetown French Market embodies the enchantment of France with French wines, French pastries, art, performances, and sidewalk sales from local boutiques in the area. There’s also Art All Night, a yearly arts festival in Georgetown celebrating the best that local artists have to offer. With multiple local businesses and venues putting on displays, exhibitions, and performances, the heart of Georgetown never fails to explode with artistry and vibrancy. 
There are also many ways to enjoy nature’s beauty in the neighborhood. The C&O Canal and Towpath span nearly 185 miles, peacefully weaving through the hills of Maryland. And while you can visit the canal and towpath in many Maryland cities, it starts its journey in Georgetown. The canal’s surrounding green space allows residents to run, bike, and picnic. It is a sanctuary tucked within the neighborhood. It’s also easy to cross the Potomac River and visit Roosevelt Island Park, which has hiking trails surrounded by scenic woods, plus a historic memorial to the country’s 32nd president.  


The neighborhood of Georgetown is served by the District of Columbia Public School System. It also has many charter schools that provide incredible educational opportunities.
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 9-12
  • Hardy Middle School, 6-8
  • Georgetown University, undergraduate-graduate

Overview for Georgetown, DC

12,874 people live in Georgetown, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $127,467. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Georgetown, DC

There's plenty to do around Georgetown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Burger Bomb, 5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge, and Tempo Bookstore.

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Dining 3.82 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.87 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.41 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.47 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.32 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Georgetown, DC

Georgetown has 4,370 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Georgetown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,874 people call Georgetown home. The population density is 15,165.429 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Georgetown, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Georgetown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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6th - 8th
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Hyde-Addison Elementary School
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The French Maternal School
PreK - 1st
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Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
9th - 12th
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