Neighborhoods

Georgia Avenue / Brightwood

Brightwood is conveniently located along Georgia Avenue between Shepherd Park and Petworth, with Rock Creek Park on its western border.

This stable neighborhood of rowhouses and Art Deco-inspired dwellings include Fort Stevens, the site of the only Civil War battle to take place within DC.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

Georgia Avenue is a designated Great Streets corridor. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2018, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

Demographics

  • 191,000+ residents within a 10-minute car ride
  • 20,300-24,200 average daily traffic counts (Georgia Ave., NW)
  • Detailed demographics

New Development

  • Adjacent to Fort Stevens, the new Beacon Center opened in Q4 2018 and is a mixed-use community-focused project consisting of 99 affordable housing units, recreation, community, institutional, office, retail, and culinary arts uses.
  • Georgia Crossing, by Neighborhood Development Corporation, is a planned development at 5756-5806 Georgia Ave. and will consist of 370+ residential units & 45,000 SF of retail space.

Crosstown Cuisine

This bustling intersection of Missouri & Georgia Avenues offers a range of local dining choices with everexpanding options. New openings in 2017-18 included Catch 22, food truck turned brick and mortar BBQ Bus Smokehouse, Castello Restaurant & Bar, and a second location of local favorite Oohh’s & Aahh’s.

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