Nestled on the shore of the Potomac River, in the past Georgetown was an important commercial center, due to traders flooding in from ports in the area. Nowadays, it’s an upscale urban retail and entertainment center, made whole by lavish restaurants and flashy bars. Still, the historical heritage is still strong, and the cozy cobblestone streets of Georgetown are lined up with 19th century architectural masterpieces, renovated to modern standards. It’s exactly this mix of centuries-old culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle that makes Georgetown a truly fascinating part of D.C.
The Shopper’s Delight
Georgetown has acquired international fame as an exclusive retail center, and a large part of the people walking the streets are there for just that reason. There are about 300 exclusive local retailers, cafes, spas and restaurants in Georgetown, scattered across the beautiful tree-lined alleys and smaller side streets. On the larger M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, however, you’ll find an astonishing variety of widely recognized retail giants, such as Bonobos Guideshop, Camper, Cusp, Gant, Intermix, All Saints Spitalfield and others.
Called the Design District of D.C. Georgetown boasts more than 70 design studios and showrooms, including CB2, Donghia, Design Within Reach, Boffi and others. Those looking to remodel and reinvent their home will find the most creative minds in the country ready to make your next design fantasy come to life.
Living with Chic
While during daytime, you’ll see plenty of students from the world-renowned Georgetown University, as well as a large amount of smaller retail shop employees, it’s safe to assume most of them live in other districts. Living in Georgetown is incredibly prestigious – with the majority of homes built more than a century ago, the real estate market consists mostly of beautiful renovated row houses with median price at around $1.1 million. Visitors and tourists are not left out in the cold either – with six luxury hotels, Georgetown is a just the place for living the high life, combing through the many retail stores in the day and indulging in leisurely city entertainment after dusk.
Georgetown shows just how adventurous and exhilarating city life can be. 19th century architecture, cobblestone streets and beautiful alleys in synergy with the best of the best in retail, dining and entertainment provide a truly unique cosmopolitan experience. And when in need for a time-out, visit the Georgetown Waterfront Park and treat yourself with relaxing peace and quiet just like you could expect from lush green British countryside.
Average household income within a half-mile - $192k
Hotel rooms in Georgetown - 850+
Employees in Georgetown - 23,000
Average monthly Capital Bikeshare arrivals2 - 5,875
Source : Neighborhood Profiles: 2014 Edition. (2014, February 17). Washington, DC Economic Partnership, Retrieved from http://www.wdcep.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/np14_final_lowres.pdf
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