Driving Downtown Neighborhoods – Georgetown – Washington DC USA – Episode 1.
Starting Point: Pennsylvania Avenue – https://goo.gl/maps/rLoquXqgJbq . Neighborhood: https://goo.gl/maps/H1nCSfGuTvL2 .
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River. Founded in 1751 in the Province of Maryland, the port of Georgetown predated the establishment of the federal district and the City of Washington by 40 years.
The primary commercial corridors of Georgetown are the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, which contain high-end shops, bars, restaurants, and the Georgetown Park enclosed shopping mall, as well as the Washington Harbour waterfront restaurants at K Street, between 30th and 31st Streets.
Georgetown is home to the main campus of Georgetown University and numerous other landmarks, such as the Volta Bureau and the Old Stone House, the oldest unchanged building in Washington. The embassies of Cameroon, France, Kosovo, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine and Venezuela are located in Georgetown.
Famous former residents include:
John F. Kennedy
Many movies have been filmed in Georgetown:
Topaz (1969, private house)
The Exorcist (1973)
St. Elmo’s Fire (1985)
No Way Out (1985
The Man with One Red Shoe (1985, an early Tom Hanks film)
Chances Are (1989)
The Exorcist 3 (1990)
True Lies (1994)
The Jackal (1997, private homes)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Dick (1999, C&O Canal)
Spy Games (2001)
Minority Report (2002)
The Recruit (2003)
The Girl Next Door (2004)
Wedding Crashers (2005)
Although Burn After Reading (2008) featured Georgetown prominently, filming was done in Brooklyn.
The television series The West Wing occasionally filmed scenes in and around Georgetown.