Georgetown, DC

Geographic Location

Georgetown is located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.
 

Overall personality

The primary commercial corridors of Georgetown are the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, which contain high-end shops, bars, restaurants, and the Georgetown Park enclosed shopping mall, as well as the Washington Harbor waterfront restaurants at K Street, between 30th and 31st Streets.
 

Defining Characteristics

Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University and numerous other landmarks, such as the Volta Bureau and the Old Stone House, the oldest unchanged building in Washington. The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.
 

Noteworthy attractions

The attractions in Georgetown are too many to name – whether you want to take a boat cruise, visit 19th century original homes, have a drink at the local bars, do a little bowling at Pinstripes or eat at one of the most famous restaurants in DC, its all doable in Georgetown.
 

Types of homes in the Area

Taking a drive through Georgetown you will see Federal Mansions, along with Italian style homes that are known most for there elaborate doorways, flat roofs and overhanging eaves. You will see a series of colonial row homes with Georgian style molding and design out front.
 

Annual Events

Georgetown University hosts a number of events through the year that are open to the community; there are also farmers markets and various touring events that happen all year long.

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