Georgetown Neighborhoods

Use our interactive map to explore each of the sub-neighborhoods that offer their own unique experiences within Georgetown.

Cady’s Alley & Georgetown Design District

DC’s original design destination is home to 30+ design showrooms and stores, from contemporary to traditional home furnishings and décor. Cady’s Alley anchors the Georgetown Design District, with more than 20 home furnishing showrooms, fashion and specialty boutiques nestled in a cluster of historic industrial buildings.

Georgetown University

Georgetown is home to world-renowned Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the U.S. The beautiful campus is anchored by Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark that was constructed between 1877–1879 by famed architects.

Wisconsin Avenue

The heart of Georgetown’s small business community, Wisconsin Avenue intersects with M Street and offers a mix of third-generation businesses next door to new cafe concepts and repurposed historic buildings.

Book Hill

Centered on the 1600 block of Wisconsin Avenue and named for nearby Book Hill Park, this charming area is home to a cluster of commercial fine art galleries and locally-owned boutiques, cafes, and antique shops.

M Street

Recognized as one of the best shopping streets in the country, M Street frequently serves as the starting point for many visitors, connecting the neighborhood to Foggy Bottom and Downtown DC to the east and Virginia via Key Bridge to the west.

Residential Neighborhood

The quiet, tree-lined streets north of M Street on either side of Wisconsin Avenue are filled with homes dating back as early as the 18th century and ranging from modest row houses to large estates.

Georgetown Waterfront

As you make your way toward the Potomac, the 10-acre Georgetown Waterfront Park awaits. To its left, Washington Harbour on K Street offers waterfront dining, river cruises and water taxis that connect the region’s waterfronts, and DC’s largest outdoor ice skating rink in the winter.

C&O Canal

The historic C&O Canal and its towpath run 184.5 miles into Cumberland, Md.–the first mile of which is through Georgetown. Today, this serene urban oasis south of M Street offers one-hour boat tours of the Canal, is a popular running spot for runners and cyclists, and the perfect picnic area for residents, office employees, and weekend visitors who prefer to sit, stay awhile, and even spot some wildlife.

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