Georgetown is a lot of things to a lot of people. Cobblestone streets and cupcake tours. Waterfront picnics and political watering holes. Canal history and charming boutiques. DC’s original neighborhood has a storied history—but half the fun is writing your own.

Georgetown Today

This National Historic District is where the past meets the present, with more than 470 shops, restaurants and institutions in its vibrant business district, set against the backdrop of Georgetown’s unique 18th and 19th century architecture and quaint residential streets.


Founded four decades before the nation’s capital, Georgetown was established as a tobacco port town in Maryland in 1751—the beginning of more than 250 years of incredible history.

Our Community

Whether you’re a new business, new resident, or simply interested in being part of the local community, we’ll help you get connected.

Georgetown BID

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness, and overall appeal of Georgetown’s commercial district through economic development, transportation, placemaking, streetscape and street services, and marketing and communications programs.

This website is one of our many initiatives!

Press & Media

Read the latest on what’s happening in Georgetown and at the Georgetown BID.

Real Estate

Georgetown’s unique commercial real estate combines small spaces in historic industrial buildings, modern office buildings overlooking the Potomac River, and redevelopment opportunities bringing activity to underused spaces.

The BIDness Newsletter

Get the weekly scoop on sales & events in Georgetown.