Welcome to Georgetown

Picturesque neighborhood steeped in history
Founded in 1751, Georgetown has a storied history. Included in the inventory of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places, the neighborhood is home to a portion of the C&O Canal, a National Park that spans 184 miles. 
Federalist architecture dominates here, and the cobblestone streets are filled with many brick and frame row houses and grand estates dating back to the mid-1700s. 
Both Georgetown and George Washington Universities are located here, and the combined student population of this city nears 45,000.

What to Love

  • Steeped in national history
  • Federalist architecture and cobblestone streets
  • Home to two world-renowned universities

People & Lifestyle

Georgetown is home to a large population of students, but many young professionals and politicians also reside here. Ample green space serves as a haven for runners and cyclists, and a variety of restaurants and cultural institutions are the preferred venues for recreation.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Dining options abound in Georgetown. Local favorites include Filomena Ristorante, where the pasta is made in-house, and a menu of hearty Italian classics is served in an upscale setting. Clyde’s of Georgetown is a long-running local chain serving classic American dishes and cocktails. Sequoia DC offers dramatic river views and all-American cuisine, while Farmers Fishers Bakers host farm-inspired American cuisine alongside sushi and posh drinks.

Things to Do

There’s an abundance of culture in Georgetown. Follow the African American Heritage Trail to see the institutions and homes of Herring Hill, a 15-block area of easternmost Georgetown that was a home for families migrating to Washington after the Civil War. 
There’s also a Kennedy Walking Tour, where you can retrace the footsteps of Georgetown’s most famous residents, John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy.
At Blues Alley, the oldest continuously operated jazz supper club in America, you’ll find tributes to major jazz artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and Dizzy Gillespie.


Georgetown is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Hyde-Addison Elementary School, PK-5
  • Georgetown Montessori, 20 months-age 6 
  • Holy Trinity School, PK-8

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Overview for Georgetown, DC

12,874 people live in Georgetown, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $127,467. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

43 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Georgetown, DC

Georgetown has 4,370 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Georgetown do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,874 people call Georgetown home. The population density is 15,165.429 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.81 / 55.19%

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Schools in Georgetown, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby Georgetown. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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PreK - 8th
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The French Maternal School
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
9th - 12th
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British Int'l School Washington
PreK - 12th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Hyde-Addison Elementary School
PreK - 5th

Around Georgetown, DC

There's plenty to do around Georgetown, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alexa's Empanadas, Capitol Kettle Corn, and Winshel's Cake House.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.04 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.7 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.71 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.77 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.89 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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