Walk This Way: Georgetown (20007)


A view of Georgetown from the rooftop of the Kennedy Center (Photo credit)

Kicking off my “Walk This Way” series and coming in at no. 10 on the list of most walkable DC communities (per Walk Score, which gave it a 90), Georgetown offers both surprisingly affordable condos as well as the high-end residences its known for. I’ve picked 3 properties that represent 3 different price points, and used Walk Score to give you an idea of what each property is close to. Regardless of what you can afford in Georgetown, one thing is for sure: Wherever you live, you’ll never be bored.

2111 Wisconsin Ave. Northwest, #301
Type: Condo
Community: Observatory of Georgetown
Price: $349,000 (Original list price: $359,000)
1 bd/1 ba; Sq. ft.: 700; $/sq. ft.: $499
Walk score: 97 (walker’s paradise)
Walk to: Whole Foods (0.2 mi); Starbucks (0.14 mi); Georgetown University (0.04 mi)

Set back from Wisconsin Ave. at the end of a long, formal driveway, The Observatory of Georgetown is a 162-unit building with an occupancy level of 75%. In addition to being close to all of Glover Park and Observatory Circle retail, services and restaurants, the building is also just a few blocks away from M St., and is close to Rock Creek Park and the Vice President’s residence. The Georgetown shuttle bus, Metro Bus, and Circulator all have stops right in front of the building. Underground parking is available. 

Residents enjoy a 24-hour reception desk, in-unit service, swimming pool, sun deck, 24-hour exercise room, fax and copy service, and security access control. This particular unit offers maple laminate floors, a Southern exposure, a balcony view of the pool, and a washer/dryer. Pets of up to 20 lbs. are allowed.

2700 P St. Northwest
Type: Semi-detached
Community: East Village
Price: $774,000 (Original list price: $815,000)
2 bd/1.5 ba; Lot size: 826 sq. ft.
Walk score: 83 (very walkable)
Walk to: Starbucks (0.36 mi); 7-Eleven (0.03 mi); Bridge Street Books (0.3 mi)

This classic Federal-style, semi-detached home built in 1900 features hardwoods, a fully renovated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, master suite with beamed ceilings and Jacuzzi tub, an attic loft, and a finished lower level with a half-bath. French doors lead out to a South-facing, fenced-in garden with slate patio. The property is convenient to all of Georgetown, the West End, Dupont, Rock Creek Park, and the Metro. 

3030 K St. Northwest, #201
Type: Condo
Community: Washington Harbour
Price: $1,095,000
2 bd/2.5 ba; Sq. ft.: 2382; $/sq. ft.: $460
Walk score: 97 (walker’s paradise)
Walk to: Safeway (0.39 Mi); Starbucks (0.03 Mi); Georgetown Cinema (0.06 Mi).
On-site restaurants include Sequoia, Tony & Joe’s, and Harbour Café.

Washington Harbour is renowned for its restaurants, shopping, and spectacular views of the Potomac and nearby monuments. The complex features luxury living and office spaces, as well as a public boardwalk, a fountain court, and a small riverfront park. Boat tours launch from here from spring through fall. 

The buyer of this waterfront unit will enjoy a fully renovated, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The purchase price includes a 1-car garage, and a 2nd space can be rented. It’s a full-service building, which residents clearly pay for…to the tune of the nearly $3100 monthly condo fee.

Next week: No. 9, Friendship Heights