Whatever you do, don’t call it Petworth. The little DC neighborhood just to the south of that better-known one is not only a distinct place—it’s quickly becoming one of the coolest slivers of the city. The stretch of Georgia Avenue from Gresham Place to Rock Creek Church Road makes up Park View’s commercial corridor.
Not surprisingly, more residential options have sprung up, too. But unlike the mammoth mixed-use projects farther up Georgia, multifamily buildings in Park View are generally smaller—such as the nine-unit Lamont across from Call Your Mother—thanks to lower-density zoning that has allowed the area to retain its more human-scale, Main Street vibe.