Georgetown is a neighborhood located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, DC, along the Potomac River waterfront. Today, Georgetown is perhaps best known for its classic federal architecture and its commercial corridors, principally M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. Georgetown was also noted by Washingtonian Magazine for its Victorian homes. Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University, as well as the embassies of France, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand and Ukraine. Its residents are served by the Citizens Association of Georgetown.
Both a commercial and a residential area, Georgetown includes high-end shops, bars and restaurants. The Washington Harbour complex on K Street, on the Georgetown-Potomac waterfront, features outdoor bars and restaurants popular on pleasant days.
Georgetown is served by parkland and green space that separate it from adjacent neighborhoods. Rock Creek Park, theOak Hill Cemetery, Montrose Park and Dumbarton Oaks are located on the north and east edges of Georgetown, east of Wisconsin Avenue. Montrose Park, on R Street between 30th and 31st Streets, is a large city park with tennis courts, picnic tables, and a playground, in a mix of trees and open areas. The historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, with a towpath and trails popular among hikers, joggers and bicyclists, runs between M and K Streets. The abandoned Baltimore & Ohio Railroad right-of-way is now the Capitol Crescent Trail, which runs from Georgetown to and through Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring, Maryland.