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Curbed Cup Elite Eight: (6) Georgetown vs. (3) Tenleytown

Which neighborhood should advance? Cast your vote now!

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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 includeJulia 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.


The Cityline Building in Tenleytown
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Despite housing American University, Tenleytown is known for being relatively quiet as a residential neighborhood with ambassador’s residences tucked away and access to a range of homes from bungalows to duplexes.

When it comes to the retail, the neighborhood lags behind nearby neighborhoods like Cleveland Park and Bethesda. There are options like Whole Foods, Starbucks, and restaurants like Guapo’s, though.

Residents and tourists can also discover the city’s tiniest historic neighborhood, Grant Road, measuring only 33 feet wide.