Students agree that off-campus housing is something to be faced with planning, ample time, and parental advice. There seems to be no shortage of landlords looking to screw over Georgetown students; indeed, there is a quite vibrant realty market devoted entirely to renting cool townhouses to the University students—at sky-high prices. These houses, generally located just beyond the swath of University-owned homes, can constitute either a form of domestic salvation or a difficult living situation. The main upside is that Georgetown is a beautiful and renowned area to live in.
The principle problem with off-campus housing is that the neighbors of Georgetown University are paying literally millions of dollars to live in Georgetown, the area. They are not fond of the drunk student populace found wandering through their streets, and they have been quite vocal about it, specifically in the past couple of years. The landlords tend to charge very high prices because of the fight with the neighbors, and this is not the most favorable scenario. Although the struggle is unfortunate, any area worth living in will have residents who are not fans of the "college lifestyle." This is a fact of life that Georgetown students learn to live with.