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Georgetown Community Guide An iconic neighborhood that makes Washington DC the great city it is.

Updated 3/28/2023

History and Flavor

Georgetown is an iconic neighborhood in the Washington DC area that offers an incredible array of opportunities for people who live in and visit the city. From the beautiful communities to the world-class dining, shopping, historical sites, and natural beauty—there’s so much to see and do!

But if you think you know Georgetown, you might be surprised to discover that some of its best-known landmarks aren’t all there is to living here.  Iconic Georgetown has so much to see and do and is part of what makes DC living great. 

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  • Georgetown Piano Bar– Basement-level venue with well-versed piano men, sing-alongs & cocktails named for musical legends.
  • Blues Alley Club– Jazz & blues junkies get up close & personal with headline acts at this intimate club with food.
  • The C & O Canal– This National Historical Park is 184.5 miles long. No, that is not a misprint. It goes all the way out to Cumberland, Maryland. So if you are looking for an incredible hiking or biking trail, the towpath will allow you to create your epic journey. Along the way, there are visitor centers, boat rides, campsites, and events to help you learn about the region while you get back to nature.
  • Yates Field House Georgetown University offers programs for children and families, including wellness, fitness, aquatics, swim lessons, and tennis camps. A Friends membership allows members of the community to participate in all of these. 
  • Hoya Kids Club– If your kids love sports, this club will keep them cheering with free and discounted tickets, meet & greets, and the opportunity to be a ball kid during games.
  • Capital River Cruises– A scenic tour from the Potomac River that offers great photo ops, relaxation, and family fun.


Popular Shopping and Eats

  • The Washington Harbour– Take a stroll along the boardwalk and take in the nation’s iconic scenery—watch the boats, see the views of the Kennedy Center, Watergate, Key Bridge, and across the water to Virginia. Find restaurants, offices, and luxury condominiums. Come for the live entertainment and outdoor fun all year round.
  • Georgetown Park– Georgetown Park is a mixed-use shopping mall and condominium complex in the Georgetown historic district of Washington, D.C.
  • Gastronomic Georgetown Food Tour– A tour combining the area’s history with various small meals and tastings.
  • Farmers Fishers BakersThe uber-green sister to Founding Farmers, this establishment has excellent coffee, an incredibly varied menu, and desserts to die for.  If you haven’t had Hummingbird Cake before, it’s time.
  • Fiola Mare Italian-inspired menu and elegant décor make it one of the most romantic places in DC, and their sunset menu is a showstopper.
  • Bistro Lepic & Wine BarFrench delicacies and a Jazz Night Menu is an experience in itself. 
  • Georgetown Cupcake– This light-filled corner space specializes in gourmet cupcakes made on-site daily.
  • Laduree GeorgetownThe iconic Parisian macaron patisserie finally opened this spring and made all of our dreams come true.


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Public Transportation


Georgetown Trolley Tours and Transportation LLC -Tour bus

Georgetown Arlington Loop GUTS– Bus stop/shuttle

Georgetown Transit Hub– Bus station

Median Home Value

$1,300,000 as of 2023

Renters: 25%

Owners: 75%


Population 17,132

Median household income –  $135,500

Median age: 27

Families with children – 13%

High school diploma or equivalent – 2%

College Degree: 96%

71% White

11% Hispanic

10% Asian

4% African-American

4% Other