As Washington development heads east, those looking for a less-is-more urban atmosphere are flocking to the quaintness of Georgetown, the city’s oldest neighborhood. Founded as a tobacco port in 1751, the community, often considered frozen in time, continues to draw the political elite, as well as a new breed of young professionals, empty nesters and 30-something couples with minimalist taste and a thriving passion for history.
April 09, 2014 A variety of pedestrians cross Wisconsin Avenue at M Street NW in Georgetown. The historic neighborhood, which has reinvented itself many times, is drawing empty nesters, young professionals and couples upgrading from rentals to homeownership as Washington development heads east. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post Buy Photo