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Door to Door: Georgetown and Westover

MS. REBECCA SHEIR

13:21:30
And now our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door To Door," we head to Georgetown in Northwest D.C. and the Westover neighborhood of Arlington, Va.

MR. WILLIAM A. MARTIN

13:21:41
My name is William A. Martin Jr. We are at Martins Tavern in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, D.C. You know, Georgetown, when they started out, it was very much a blue collar neighborhood. Frankly, it was an African-American neighborhood. Two of the oldest African-American cemeteries are in Georgetown and a lot of people don't know that. It's such a tight nit community the -- with the business district, the residential district and the university up on this one little hill here is very unique in itself.

MR. WILLIAM A. MARTIN

13:22:15
We want to keep the quaint feeling of this village, as they like to call it, and not turn it into an outdoor mall because if you do that, it will lose its popularity. But I just think, you know, again, that it's like fine wine, it ages well and it's something you want and so people will come.

MR. GREG MORRISON

13:22:39
My name's Greg Morrison and I live in Westover Arlington, Va. Westover is a great little neighborhood situated in-between larger areas, but it has its unique little personality to it that I think a lot of the areas don't really show off as much. Everyone's very close, the business, they're the kinds that, you know, the people know your name when you walk in. And just a really, you know, active civic community here, I think, that is great. You know, on first notice, it might look almost like just a strip mall but I think the real beauty of it is the walkability.

MR. GREG MORRISON

13:23:15
You know, it is kind of stealthy and we like that in a way. You know, we like the crowds to be in Clarendon rather than here.

SHEIR

13:23:23
We heard from William A. Martin Jr. in Georgetown and Greg Morrison in Westover. If you'd like us to visit your neighborhood, e-mail us at metro@wamu.org. And to see a map of all the doors we've knocked on so far and to hear past segments, check out our website metroconnection.org.
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