I lived in Georgetown while I was in high school and college. Georgetown is great for what it is -- lots of students from the university, living side by side with lots of lawyers and lobbyists and politicos in fancy 1800s townhouses. A few homeless people who are there for the panhandling opportunities and Gtown's proximity to downtown (Gtown adjoins the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor that leads to the White House). Cobblestone streets. Quaint street lamps. The Potomac River and C&O Canal are within walking distance (and boating clubs on the river, not to mention decent fishing). Easy access to fantastic biking trails. Along Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, amazing stores and shopping; antique shops; small art galleries; incredible variety of restaurants, including some of the city's best; movie theaters; very easy access to Virginia and a short drive to Maryland; walking distance to downtown. Personally, I prefer the Georgetown University-side of Georgetown -- it doesn't have as many fancy houses as the other side, and the other side is closer to downtown, but the GUniv. side has the "spice" of the university and I've always thought it to be the safer, quainter, homier side.