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    What is now Georgetown originally was the site of a Native American village, Tahoga, before English explorers arrived in the early 1600s. The land became part of the Royal Colony of Maryland, and in the mid-1700s, a new tobacco port called Georgetown rose along the Potomac. Prosperous traders built mansions near the waterfront. In 1871, Georgetown was absorbed into the District of Columbia, and around World War II, it morphed into an industrial, working-class neighborhood, full of flour mills, warehouses and other businesses, before it evolved in the 1960s into a fashionable neighborhood. Today, Georgetown is known for its restaurants, bars, nightclubs and elegant shops, and as the home of Georgetown University, one of the nation’s most prestigious academic institutions. Georgetown’s housing stock includes scores of row homes built in Federal Style, an architectural genre that flourished from about 1780 to 1820.


    • Population 13,600
    • Median Home Price $1,500,000
    • Median Age 29
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    Notable Schools

    • Elementary (PK-5) Hyde-Addison Elementary School
    • Middle (6-8) Hardy Middle School
    • High (9-12) Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

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    Explore Homes in Georgetown

    • Lower Market Spite House

      BR 1.0

      BA 1.5

      SQ FT 1045

      Built 1876

    • Mid Market Dent St NW

      BR 3.0

      BA 3.5

      SQ FT 2122

      Built 1904

    • Upper Market 33rd St NW

      BR 4.0

      BA 4.5

      SQ FT 3258

      Built 1876

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