COBBLESTONE STREETS AND OUTDOOR STREATERIES. Waterfront picnics and political watering holes. Canal history and charming boutiques. One of DC’s original ports, Georgetown is repeatedly named the Best Neighborhood for Shopping by Washingtonian magazine. Through fluctuations in the economy and real estate market, Georgetown remains a highly coveted address for homes and businesses. Around the intersection of M Street and Wisconsin Avenue NW is where the past meets the present for locals, students, office workers, suburbanites, and visitors.
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University Anchors + Plenty of Shoppers
Home to Georgetown University and within walking distance of The George Washington University, the neighborhood offers access to more than 35,000 students. Professionals in Georgetown span the tech, architecture/design, nonprofit, retail, hospitality, educational, and medical sectors. The area’s residential base continues to thrive as well, with five projects in the pipeline or underway, in addition to office and retail space.
Entrepreneurship + Flagship
Georgetown is an incubator for socially conscious entrepreneurs, emerging restaurateurs, and online retailers interested in opening a brick-and-mortar store in a proven location. Enterprises rooted in the neighborhood include Bluemercury, Framebridge, Tuckernuck, Chaia, Georgetown Cupcake, SCOUT Bags, Baked & Wired, Soapbox, and Radius Networks.
- Social distancing efforts by Georgetown BID and Main Street have significantly increased Georgetown’s outdoor public space. At 15 streateries for 35 participating restaurants, the neighborhood has more than anywhere else in the city.
- In addition, this year Georgetown BID undertook a sidewalk widening project to extend M Street and Wisconsin Avenue by 5,000 linear feet through December 2021 and potentially longer
Top Local Industries
35,508 Total Area Employment
- Educational Services: 35%
- Heath Care & Social Assistance: 18%
- Professional Services: 15%