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Curbed Cup 1st round: (6) Georgetown vs. (11) Chinatown

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Which neighborhood should advance? Cast your vote now!

Georgetown skyline
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Georgetown

Georgetown
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Georgetown is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the District. Established in 1751, the area is known as one of the city's most sought after shopping centers. Some of the most well-known former residents include Julia Child and John F. Kennedy.

The neighborhood also features the city's teeny tinest abode as well as the Old Stone House, Washington, D.C.'s oldest building.

Some of the minuses to this neighborhood could include the lack of parking, narrow sidewalks, and maybe the fact that its one of the most touristy destinations in the city. The fact that the neighborhood is also home to Georgetown University could also cause this Curbed Cup contender to become a frontrunner or a bit of a bummer to certain Curbed readers.

Chinatown

Chinatown’s arch
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Opposing Georgetown is Chinatown, a neighborhood with a variety of retail and restaurant options, the National Building Museum, and other instagram-worthy sites.

German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Library there is also expected to undergo a massive $208 million renovation Eventually, the neighborhood will also house the area’s first micro-hotel, known as Pod Hotel.

Similarly to Georgetown, it can be a little difficult to find parking in Chinatown. Additionally, the neighborhood is also known for being one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city.