Pat Kennedy - Your Washington, DC Real Estate Connection


My Favorite DC Condos: Georgetown's 2500 Q Street

When I had my geriatric dog, Sparky, I always said that once he met his maker, I was going to sell my house and move to a condo at 2500 Q Street, also known as "Gateway Georgetown".  Then I fell in love with Willie the Labradoodle, a mere puppy with a long life span.  As they don't allow dogs, I'll have to be satisfied to visit my friends who live there.

The building was constructed in the early 1940's, and when Pearl Harbor was bombed, they had to scurry to obtain the scarce materials they need to complete the building.  So they made a deal with War Department:  they could use the building to house military officers who were stationed in Washington, DC during the war.  It worked.

I'm a total sucker for views, and there are lots of great ones in this condo.  Many of the units overlook Rock Creek.  From others, you can almost reach out and touch the buffalos on the bridge on Q Street.  Still others overlook the vast green expanse - the little private park over the gigantic garage on the lower level of the building.

If you are trying to shed a few, there is a gym on site.  A tan?  just cross P Street and you'll find what's fondly called "the P Street Beach". 

And the units are huge.  There are 1-bedrooms in excess of 1000 square feet.  And the 2-bedrooms are bigger than a lot of the houses in Georgetown.

This large complex sits on the Georgetown side of the Buffalo Bridge, which links Georgetown to DuPont Circle.  You can go out the back door, cross the street and buy fresh produce at the Georgetown farmer's market.  And it's an easy walk to great restaurants in both neighborhoods.

If you want to live in this great building, you'll need to be a bit patient.  There are no units for sale at the moment. 


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Comment balloon 11 commentsPatricia Kennedy • April 18 2012 06:37PM


What a tease you are. Obviously an interested buyer needs to contact you to keep an eye on the market for the next new listing.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Hi Pat, I am somewhat familiar with the area but the views make this a special value. Enjoyed the photos. I did actually LOL when I saw the P Street Beach. My first question was where's the water, LOL.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 8 years ago

Patricia - kudos to you from the condo blogger. Loved the description. Witten with love ad respect. Beautiful.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 8 years ago

Hi Patricia:

Gateway Georgetown sounds like my kind of place!  And, considering there are no units available, sounds like the building is most everyone's kind of place.  I just love buildings where you have so much going on within walking distance -- no driving necessary!

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Ellie, why that never occurred to me!

William, why it's Rock Creek of course!

Jon, I do love this building!

And Carie, it would be my type of building if only they allowed Labradoodles!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 8 years ago


This is clearly a desirable building for a number of reasons, location just being one. I'm impressed with the size of the units for a building like this. What kind of pricing are we talking about?


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 8 years ago

One of my favorite bridges, but my whole life I did not know they called it the "buffalo bridge..."  And now I wonder why.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 8 years ago

Good morning Pat,

This Georgetown "Q" condo does sound wonderful, but I know that Willie is thrilled that you chose him over a home there...lucky dog!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 8 years ago

Hello Pat -- a wonderful description of Gateway Georgetown -- it's easy to see why you and all of the2500 Q Street owners find it so desirable.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 8 years ago

Good Evening Pat, very nice pictures to go along with your write up about this property. Have a great Evening.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 8 years ago

I can understand why this would be one of your favorites if there are great views of Rock Creek Park!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago