Location in Georgetown is largely defined by whether you live east of Wisconsin Avenue in the so-called East Village, or west of Wisconsin Avenue in the West Village. The cobblestone and streetcar rail-lined streets of the West Village are sometimes the deciding factor when a buyer can’t decide between the two sections of the neighborhood.
Both areas are primarily dominated by Federal row houses, and narrow ones at that. Many of these homes are more than 200 years old and have been well maintained or restored. They vary in size and style ranging from turreted Victorians to low, boxy Colonials. There are a few condo developments scattered around the neighborhood. Near the Potomac River is 3303 Water Street, a modern building that was developed in 2004, and Wormley Row, a converted schoolhouse on Prospect Street, will soon start the townhouse phase of its project.