Founded as an independent city in 1751, Georgetown is one of Washington’s oldest, most elegant and historic neighborhoods. Generations of famous Washingtonians have called the neighborhood along the Potomac River home.
The enduring appeal of Georgetown is easy to understand. Cobblestone streets and Colonial architecture exist alongside the bustle of high end retail stores. M Street and Wisconsin Ave provide residents with easy access to some of the finest shopping and dining in Washington.
Housing in Georgetown continues to be some of Washington’s most expensive with the average home price in 2010 at over $1 million and many homes reaching levels far beyond that. Despite the high average, it is still possible to find smaller townhouses and condos for under $ 500,000.
With Georgetown University’s campus in the heart of the neighborhood, Georgetown has always held a strong reputation for its educational opportunities. Residents have access to Woodrow Wilson High School, regarded as the best public school in the city. Furthermore, the private Georgetown Visitation School has its campus in the area and the neighborhood’s Northwest Washington location provides access to the abundant private institutions in the quadrant.