Petworth /
Park View


PORCH-LINED ROWHOUSES and unique local shops front Georgia Avenue, the longest commercial corridor in the District, as it runs through Petworth and Park View. Offering all the advantages of city living, this area continues to welcome families and young professionals with its array of restaurants and recreational amenities.

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Boutique Retail + Dining On Upshur Street

Neighborhood-serving small businesses nestled among residential blocks include award-winning restaurants and specialty retailers such as Pom Pom, Slash Run, Loyalty Bookstore, She Loves Me Florist, Cinder BBQ, Timber Pizza, Taqueria del Barrio, Willow, Fia’s Fabulous Finds, and Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop.

Residential Pipeline

  • The Exchange arrived in 2021 with 27 condos & retail.
  • The Augusta scheduled for completion this year, will contain 15 units & retail.
  • The Views at Georgia Avenue is arriving in 2022 with 20 1- & 2-BR condos along with retail.
  • Maddox delivered 18 one- and two-bedroom condos in 2021.

New Food + Drink

Local favorites such as Looking Glass Lounge, The Midlands Beer Garden, and Fish in the Neighborhood welcomed wine bar St. Vincent, Georgian restaurant Tabla, Little Food Studio café, Ramen restaurant Menya Hosaki, & a new outdoor “streatery” at Smittys in 2020. Southern comfort restaurant Hen & Fin and Honeymoon Chicken both arrive in 2021.

Great Streets + Main Streets

Georgia Avenue and adjacent streets are designated Great Streets corridors whose small businesses may apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. The corridor also receives support from Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street through community-based economic development initiatives.