When you visit Georgetown, it feels like you are stepping back in time. Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Graham Bell, and John F. Kennedy have all called Georgetown home. It is, in fact, the oldest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Because the homes are often interspersed between various boutiques and major retail stores, Georgetown residents get to be in the heart of all the action. Georgetown University also proudly calls this neighborhood home.
Many of the homes in this area are stunning brick, federal-style row houses. Dumbarton House, Tudor Place and Dumbarton Oaks are heralded as three of the iconic homes/museums in the city.
Of all the traits that make Georgetown special, most residents tend to love the walkability component. Even though there is no Metrorail presence in this area of D.C., almost everything is within walking distance. It is also easy to hop on a bus to get to the nearest Metrorail.
Top Places to Enjoy a Taste of Georgetown:
Upon visiting this neighborhood, you are bound to get hungry. Check out some of the delectable food in the area.
- Georgetown Cupcakes: This delightful bakery didn’t make national headlines just for kicks. With six locations in the nation, it is originally based here and continues to be a local favorite with flavors like red velvet and chocolate ganache. Before heading over, make sure to wear your comfortable shoes as there is usually a long line of fans waiting for their choice of cupcake.
- Blues Alley: Whether you are a jazz enthusiast or a foodie looking for live music, Blues Alley has tons to offer. In the past, legendary artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Tony Bennett have graced the stage of this jazz club.
- Good Stuff Eatery: If you are a lover a gourmet burger, you have come to the right place. Fans of the popular show Top Chef will recognize Spike Mendelsohn, who operates this restaurant with his family. After you have finished your burger, don’t forget to wash it down with one of the eatery’s famous milkshakes.
- Farmers, Fishers, Bakers: The farm-to-table movement is taking over. More people are longing for fresh, organic ingredients. This farm-to-table restaurant nailed the luckiest location in town as they are situated right on the Waterfront. Enjoy a sit-down meal with fresh and flavorful food. If possible, make a reservation ahead of time for Sunday brunch. This restaurant is usually a packed house.
For many reasons, Georgetown remains one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. Securing your own piece of Georgetown DC real estate offers you a walkable location to some of the top eateries, stores, and sites in our nation’s capital.
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