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Be in the Know: Georgetown Offers Waterfront Living


Historic, million-dollar rowhouses – check. Cobblestones -- check. Chic, trendy boutiques and exclusive eateries – check. Waterfront living -- check. Wait -- waterfront living in Georgetown? As one of the oldest and most upscale neighborhoods in the District, Georgetown is known for its charm and high-powered residents. Yet, its luxurious waterfront settings continue to be one of its best kept secrets. Buildings with views of the Potomac are few and far between. As such, these rarities command big price tags and rarely stay on the market for long, if at all.

Waterfront Condos
3303 Water, the Residences at Harbourside and the Washington Harbour Condos all are known for their views, among other amenities. 3303 Water is located on the C&O Canal and has a loft feel to the 72 residences, the better to showcase the stunning views. Washington Harbour is located on K Street with panoramic monument views extending all the way to the Kennedy Center. The complex mixes one and two bedroom residences with ground floor retail. The Residences at Harbourside located on the corner of K Street and 29th Street, offer just seven residences with six of the seven units configured as two-level penthouses.

These buildings are unique in that their claims of stunning views are not limited to a rooftop deck but rather are true for the majority of residents and units in the complex. Even if you’re not able to claim ownership of your own Potomac view, you can still sneak off to the Georgetown Waterfront Park, another closely guarded secret.

Georgetown Waterfront Park
The Park is part of the National Park Service, covering 10 acres of Georgetown waterfront between the C&O Canal and the Potomac River from the Washington Harbor Complex to the Key Bridge. With views of Georgetown to the north, Foggy Bottom to the South and Roosevelt Island across the river, the park offers casual strollers uninterrupted views of the river, open green spaces and trees. Locals flock to the bars and restaurants clustered along the river, avoiding the tourists and college students. Summertime music concerts are another big draw although the Park remains relatively un-crowded during the day.

Now that you’re in the know on Georgetown waterfront living, keep it to yourself….

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