Georgetown

February 16, 2024

Tim Clarke

Embrace city living with a suburban touch in Georgetown, near Downtown Raleigh, NC. Explore homes and convenience in this urban community.
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Situated inside Raleigh's I-440 beltline just north of downtown, Georgetown is one of the city's most historic neighborhoods. It sits on land that was originally part of the expansive William Christmas plantation in the 1800s.

The area saw its first real development beginning in the early 20th century as Raleigh expanded its boundaries.

Many of Georgetown's earliest homes were built between 1915 and 1945 in popular styles like Craftsman bungalows, Colonial Revivals, and Tudor Revivals.

Notable local builders like the Hunter and Lassiter Company constructed many of these residences. As the neighborhood grew, churches, schools, and small businesses opened to serve the community.

Today, Georgetown contains over 700 homes showcasing architecture from the early 20th century alongside more contemporary infill. Its location provides easy access to downtown amenities.

Historic designation also helps preserve Georgetown's character and charm.

Notable Sections and Features

Georgetown comprises several distinct sections:

The Avenues - This area contains the neighborhood's oldest homes on tree-lined streets like Myrtle, Nassau, and Noble. Craftsman bungalows built from 1915 to 1930 dominate.

Georgetown Park - Developed in the 1920s, this section features brick Colonial Revival and Tudor Revival style homes. The Christ Church and Georgetown Park sit at its center.

Glenwood-Brooklyn - Offering homes from the 1930s-50s, this area includes minimal traditional and ranch-style houses on spacious lots.

Georgetown is also home to the picturesque Christ Church and the historic Georgetown neighborhood park established in 1921. Its tree-lined streets with sidewalks provide walkability.

Top Nearby Restaurants and Eateries

Georgetown offers quick access to some of Raleigh's best dining options, including:

Jolie - For French fare, Jolie serves classics like beef bourguignon, moules frites, and steak frites in a charming setting. Their wine list shines.

Bloomsbury Bistro - This contemporary American bistro crafts seasonal dishes like seared scallops, braised short ribs, and duck confit. Their cocktail menu excels.

Vivace - Vivace offers homemade pasta, veal chops, seafood, and more Italian cuisine in a sleek, modern setting. Extensive wine list.

The Remedy Diner - For weekend brunch, the Remedy Diner serves hearty American breakfast classics like eggs benedict, pancakes, and home fries.

Second Empire Restaurant - Housed in a stunning Victorian mansion, this fine dining restaurant excels at refined entrees like duck, rack of lamb, and seafood.

Joule - Joule offers craft cocktails and an eclectic globally-inspired menu ranging from dumplings to ceviche to braised short ribs.

Accessibility and Location

Georgetown's premier location inside the I-440 beltline makes getting around Raleigh quick and easy.

It sits under 2 miles north of downtown Raleigh, allowing residents to enjoy urban amenities with a historic neighborhood feel. Walking or biking downtown takes just 15-20 minutes.

For commuting, Georgetown provides fast access to Route 1, Route 70, and I-40.

Research Triangle Park can be reached in under 15 minutes by car, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport is only a 10-minute drive away. The neighborhood also connects to Raleigh's greenway system.

Tim's Perspective

As a 17-year real estate agent in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area, I frequently recommend Georgetown for its charm and convenience.

The historic homes offer character you can't find in new construction, and the location provides easy access to everything Raleigh has to offer.

Mature trees and walkability give Georgetown a true neighborhood feel.

For homebuyers seeking a neighborhood with personality conveniently located near dining, nightlife, and employment centers, Georgetown rises to the top of my list.

The strong community and active neighborhood association also make it appealing. Contact me today to begin your Raleigh home search!

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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