67 Reasons Why We Love Georgetown

We are celebrating 67 years of the Georgetowner today and wanted to celebrate with 67 reasons why we love the wonderful neighborhood we’re proud to call home.

  1. Hidden one-block streets filled with architectural treasures.
  2. Georgetown Waterfront Park and the view across the river at any time of day.
  3. Neighborhoods within neighborhoods (Book Hill, Herring Hill, Grace Street).
  4. Gardens, parks and greenery.
  5. Capital Crescent and C&O Canal Trails.
  6. The streateries (yes, we’re a fan!).
  7. Several of our favorite retailers are here and just steps apart (J. Crew, cb2 and coming soon, Everlane).
  8. Walkability and visual stimulation (hoping for more filled-in storefronts soon).
  9. Georgetown University’s mini-medical school (online or in person).
  10. Baked & Wired and their delicious cupcakes.
  11. All of the movies filmed in Georgetown.
  12. Speaking of movies, those spooky Exorcist Steps are pretty fun.
  13. The convenience of walking to everything from your doctor’s office, to grocery store, to veterinarian.
  14. Halloween in Georgetown is unlike any other.
  15. If we’re thinking of holidays, Christmas and Hanukkah are just as wonderful in Georgetown.
  16. The Georgetown BID is always working to make the neighborhood a better place.
  17. The Citizens Association of Georgetown also works tirelessly for us.
  18. The Georgetown waterfront is a great place for a seasonal stroll.
  19. Kayaking on the C&O Canal or along the Potomac with Georgetown in the background.
  20. Knowing all the small business owners in town, like our friends David Berkebile of Georgetown Tobacco and Krista Johnson of Ella-Rue.
  21. The oldest house plant is North America is in Georgetown—it’s located inside the Dumbarton Oaks orangery.
  22. The cobblestones of Cady’s Alley.
  23. The meditation labyrinth at Georgetown Waterfront Park.
  24. Hailing a water taxi from the waterfront.
  25. The cats of Crumbs & Whiskers Cat Café.
  26. Bacchus Wine Cellar keeping us up to date on all the latest wine trends.
  27. Dr. Thornell Page, the volunteer restoring a historic Black cemetery.
  28. The students of Georgetown University, keeping us all young (and young at heart!).
  29. Our own neighborhood “Cheers” aka Martin’s Tavern.
  30. Being the neighborhood Nancy Pelosi (and other politicos) get their hair done.
  31. Call Your Mother Deli (grab a sesame bagel a la President Biden!).
  32. The delicious meals at the Peacock Café.
  33. The canal boat’s triumphant return!
  34. The grandness of Tudor Place.
  35. The lights of Georgetown Glow, especially around the holidays.
  36. All of the neighborhood’s historic churches.
  37. The Old Stone House—history with a garden off busy M Street.
  38. The tireless work of Dog Tag Bakery.
  39. Having happy hour outdoors along the canal at Rosewood Hotel.
  40. The rooftops with spectacular views.
  41. Foxtrot, our modern corner store.
  42. The spotlight on Black-owned restaurants and Black chefs and caterers at Sandlot Georgetown.
  43. Twinning with your son or daughter at Mini Me Little Boutique.
  44. The gigantic, dense cookies at Levain Bakery.
  45. Fine dining at 1789 and Bourbon Steak.
  46. Enjoying French bakeries like Patisserie Poupon and Boulangerie Christophe.
  47. All the opportunities to become a master at antiquing (we’re looking at you Cote Jardin Antiques, David Bell Antiques and more!).
  48. Some of the best bridal boutiques in the city—Carine’s Bridal Atelier, Lovely Bride DC, Diana’s Couture and Bridal and more.
  49. The classic, retro feel of Thomas Sweet.
  50. Searching for the perfect book at The Lantern.
  51. Speaking of books, we love the Georgetown Neighborhood Library.
  52. The efforts of the Friends of Volta Park.
  53. The inaugural Art All Night Georgetown—we already can’t wait for next year’s one!
  54. Our wonderful schools like Hyde-Addison, Georgetown Visitation and more.
  55. The City Tavern Club, the oldest commercial structure in D.C.
  56. Celebrities who called Georgetown home like Julia Child, Elizabeth Taylor, JFK and Jackie and more.
  57. Our great neighborhood was the home to Francis Scott Key and his large family.
  58. The fascinating history of Oak Hill Cemetery.
  59. The Instagram-worthy photo backdrops of the neighborhood row houses.
  60. Stretching it out at Down Dog Yoga.
  61. Ice skating on the largest ice rink (Washington Harbour) in the District.
  62. The live jazz at Blues Alley.
  63. The marvelous modern architecture of the House of Sweden.
  64. Getting pampered at the relaxing salons and spas in town.
  65. The Potomac Boat Club is a rower’s gem.
  66. Walking the C&O Canal Towpath, especially in the fall and spring.
  67. Us! Your local newspaper The Georgetowner, who manages to still be standing after all these years because of the wonderful people of our great neighborhood. Thank you for supporting us another year! Catch us online at Georgetowner.com.

Susan Bodiker also contributed to this list.



One comment on “67 Reasons Why We Love Georgetown”

  • Paul Dennett says:

    Ten more great things about Georgetown: 1. The farmers markets at Rose Park and Volta Park, 2. The newly renovated tennis courts at Montrose Park, 3. The beautifully restored Key Bridge, 4. Drinking espresso coffees at the Blue Bottle while overlooking the canal, 5. ANC meetings at the Georgetown Visitation School, 6. Live performances at the Duke Ellington School, 7. Classical music concerts at St. John’s Church and the Dumbarton Church, 8. Morning walks around the Georgetown University campus, 9. Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton Park and Dumbarton House, and 10. watching crew races from the Waterfront Park.

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