Welcome to Georgetown
Georgetown is bordered by the Potomac River, Rock Creek Parkway, and Georgetown University. Once a separate jurisdiction from the rest of the city, Georgetown became fashionable a second time in its history in the 1950s when John F. Kennedy lived there as a U.S. Congressman and Senator. Because Georgetown residents enjoy the feeling of living in a small community, it is defined by its two “villages,” with Wisconsin Avenue dividing the East and West Villages. Both neighborhoods are characterized by high-style Federal row houses, many of which are more than 200 years old. Other historical styles include Italianate, Second Empire, and Victorian. Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy is also a neighbor, offering spectacular gardens and museums. The eight-block stretch of M Street is Georgetown’s main artery and is home to boutiques and excellent restaurants. A recently renovated park on the Potomac waterfront and the historic C&O Canal & Towpath provide opportunities to enjoy the public outdoor spaces.