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The Georgetown Neighborhood Has History And Entertainment

Street scene at dusk in Georgetown, cars speeding, Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

In northwest Washington D.C. near the Potomac River lies the neighborhood of Georgetown. It is considered a major recreational and commercial neighborhood with historical roots. Due to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Georgetown experienced major economic growth up into the 19 century. Then the waterways and canals hampered further expansion. As more congressmen and lobbyists made their home in the neighborhood, the city experienced a revitalization in 2003, bringing in more commercial businesses to make it into an affluent neighborhood.

Since Washington D.C. is the home of the U.S. Congress and military operations, most people have government or military jobs as they commute from Georgetown to The Capital. Single professionals dominate the area with a scattering of families as the household median income is around $116,300. With a population of almost 14,000, you are sure to feel welcomed in this community if you are seeking a professional career in the region.


If you plan to purchase a home in Georgetown, then the first thing to do is see the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal that influenced the growth of the community. Let the rangers take you on a guided tour as you learn more about the history of the neighborhood. If you are looking to get in the water, then take a boat ride along the Potomac River as you can see the famous monuments. For people who love arts and culture, then check out the Kreeger Museum where some of the most famous paintings from artists such as Picasso and Monet hang. Then head out to Dumbarton Oaks to walk along the gardens and take in the Pre-Columbian and Byzantine art collections.


Some of the biggest activities in Georgetown are the walking tours. People enjoy wine tours, food tours and celebrity tours. Go on a gastronomic food tour to please your hungry appetite as you visit many of the local restaurants in Georgetown, or take a Washington tour to see all the great places in the region.

Dining On The Waterfront

While there are a number of restaurants throughout Georgetown, one of the unique experiences you must try is dining on the waterfront during the warmer summer months. The Washington Harbour gives you a fantastic view of the Potomac River and national monuments as you can dine on a feast of food such as farm-inspired dining at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers.
Get out to Georgetown and find out why so many people want to call this neighborhood their home. The beautiful water views and easy lifestyle will appeal to you.

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