Both Georgetown and Glover Park have business districts with stores and restaurants within walking distance of Burleith. Georgetown is well known throughout the area for restaurants, bars, and nightlife, as well as an eclectic mix of shops. The Glover Park business district, on Wisconsin Avenue, has recently become a center for restaurants and nightclubs, especially popular with young professionals. The North Georgetown business area (Wisconsin Avenue north of R St) has boomed recently, with several new restaurants, stores, and service businesses opening.
Burleith is a short walk from the Georgetown Safeway (1855 Wisconsin Ave). Also known as the "Social Safeway," this well-stocked supermarket is the principal grocery store for the area and the first LEED-Certified supermarket in DC. A Trader Joe's (2101 Wisconsin Ave) opened in July 2019 on the site of a former Holiday Inn. Further up the street, beyond the National Cathedral, is a Giant at Cathedral Commons (3336 Wisconsin Avenue), which is easily accessible by buses along Wisconsin Avenue. All three stores have parking garages. The Whole Foods in Glover Park closed in 2017.
The Glover Park-Burleith farmers market is our seasonal neighborhood source for fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, meat, cheese, eggs, and other foodstuffs. Located in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School, the market is open from 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday from May through November. The market also features kids' activities and musical performances. The Palisades farmers market (48th Place and MacArthur Boulevard) is open every Sunday, year-round from 9 am to 1 pm.
The Georgetown Flea Market is a large community-run event that attracts buyers and sellers from throughout the area. It takes place every Sunday in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School. Even if you're not buying or selling, it is always worth a trip just to see what's there.