Tucked away in the oldest part of the city is the famous Georgetown neighborhood, designated as a National Historic Landmark and known for its elegant Federalist and Victorian homes. Tree-canopied streets, cobblestone walks, hidden alleyways and footpaths create an idyllic ambiance for upscale shops, exotic restaurants, quaint bookstores and lively coffeehouses. Georgetown University, with its impressive Gothic architecture, forms the cornerstone of the neighborhood. Housing options include townhomes in a variety of styles and single-family residences from cozy bungalows to magnificent estates. New construction is extremely limited, although renovation is popular. Because Georgetown has preserved its desirability through the decades, property values remain relatively high.
Learn real estate and lifestyle information about surrounding communities: