Georgetown, located in Washington DC, is one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in the city. With its cobblestone streets, tree-lined sidewalks, and charming homes, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to call this neighborhood home. In this blog post, I will share the top five reasons why living in Georgetown is a great choice.
Georgetown has a rich history that is evident in its architecture, museums, and landmarks. From the Georgetown University campus to the Old Stone House, history buffs will love living in this neighborhood. Georgetown is also home to numerous museums, including the Dumbarton Oaks Museum and the Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, which are open to the public.Access to Great Food and Shopping
Georgetown is known for its great restaurants and shops. From high-end retailers like Gucci and Ralph Lauren to local boutiques, Georgetown offers a variety of shopping experiences. Foodies will enjoy the wide range of dining options, from Michelin-starred restaurants to casual cafes and bars.Beautiful Parks and Scenic Views
Georgetown is home to several beautiful parks, including the Georgetown Waterfront Park, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, and Montrose Park. Residents can enjoy a peaceful walk, jog or bike ride along the picturesque paths or take in the beautiful views of the Potomac River and the city skyline.Great Schools
Georgetown is home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Georgetown University. Additionally, the neighborhood offers several top-ranked public and private schools, including Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, St. Albans School, and the District of Columbia Public Schools.Vibrant Community
Georgetown has a vibrant community with numerous events and activities throughout the year. From the annual Georgetown French Market to the Georgetown Carnival, residents have plenty of opportunities to connect with their neighbors and enjoy the local culture.
In conclusion, Georgetown is a fantastic neighborhood to live in. With its rich history, access to great food and shopping, beautiful parks and scenic views, great schools, and vibrant community, it’s no wonder why so many people choose to call Georgetown their home.
Hi, my name is Philip Linder, and I’m a painter. It’s still surreal to say that, but I guess that’s what I am now. Let me tell you a little bit about my journey.
I never considered myself artistic. In fact, I used to think that the arts were just a hobby for people. Growing up, my parents pushed me to excel in sports and academics, and I never really gave art a second thought. And the funny thing is I did pursue sports and academics successfully - I even got into one of the most prestigious universities in the country - West Point - which I attended.
My life has never felt like it’s taken a straightforward path. And for a good portion of my life, I always felt like I was searching for something. A calling, a purpose. And I’m embarrassed to admit it but for many years I wandered, at least mentally. On the surface I was a serious person - an ambitious, professional, out to make my mark. But on the inside in many ways I was lost. I was one of those people.
But that changed when I decided I needed to figure out exactly who the hell I was, what I stood for, what motivated me, and how I could best contribute to the world. Inspired by the works of Carl Jung, the famous psychologist, I delved deep into my own personal unconscious to see what would come out the other end. Over the course of several years, I slowly figured myself out. It didn’t happen in one momentary flash - it was a process, which evolved over time.
And in the process I discovered painting. And once I did, it overtook my life. I was 31 at the time.
It hasn’t ben easy. Pursuing art as a career is a huge challenge, especially when you’re starting later in life.There have been times when I’ve doubted myself and wondered if I made the right decision. But I know that this is my calling, and I’m not going to give up on it. I can’t, because that means I’ll be giving up on myself.
I have an art studio at the Jackson Art Center in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC, where I work to carve out a future in this business.
Looking back, I can’t believe how much my life has changed. From a military officer and helicopter pilot, to politics, to a tech startup employee, and now to a painter. It’s been an adventure, with lots of high highs and low lows.
I’m still on my journey, and it hasn’t been easy. There’s been people in my life that didn’t want to accept this new version of me because it wasn’t want they wanted. But in the process I’ve also gained so many new relationships and friendships from this new pursuit. And if there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all of this, it’s that it’s never too late. Never.
I’ve also learned that it’s okay to be many things. You don’t have to be defined by just one thing. For many years I wanted to be one “thing.” An identity. Something I could say definitely to people, I am “x.” Or I am “y.” And the reality is I’m not just one thing. I’m many things. And I’ve had to come to terms with all these things in order to move forward.
Painting is the thing that came out of my journey of self discovery. It wasn’t what I expected, and certainly is the opposite of what my Ego pursued in my twenties. There’s been times I wished the Muse came to me earlier in life. But I’m glad it came to me when it did, as I still have time to do something with it.
So it’s time to get to work.