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Old 01-22-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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Hello fellow DC people, I am an African American that owns a real estate firm, any tips for breaking into Georgetown high society
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:05 AM
 
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Old 01-23-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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Hello fellow DC people, I am an African American that owns a real estate firm, any tips for breaking into Georgetown high society
Um, are you serious? If by some chance you are the first rule of "high society" (or wealthy people in general) is to always be on the lookout for scavengers looking to break in. Don't be a scavenger. Rich people in DC are generally pretty educated, well-traveled, worldly and sophisticated and aren't often impressed with simply flashy displays of cash and toys (example: showy sports cars are usually seen as a sign of debt more than a sign of success). Folks in that class here mostly went to exclusive private schools where they received superior grades and hustled and made their initial connections from internships and fellowships. They pretty much all have advanced professional degrees and work predominately in law, finance and lobbying (with a smaller proportion of executives and other high level professionals in STEM fields like IT, medicine, biotech, etc.).

BTW, Georgetown isn't exactly where it's at anyway. It's kind of a touristy clichéd neighborhood with a lot of absentee investors sitting on properties. Kalorama is where the biggest players live along with others scattered around in uptown NW neighborhoods like Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Palisades, Foxhall, Spring Valley, Forest Hills (Van Ness) and Cathedral Heights.

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Old 01-24-2019, 01:14 PM
 
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Um, are you serious? If by some chance you are the first rule of "high society" (or wealthy people in general) is to always be on the lookout for scavengers looking to break in. Don't be a scavenger. Rich people in DC are generally pretty educated, well-traveled, worldly and sophisticated and aren't often impressed with simply flashy displays of cash and toys (example: showy sports cars are usually seen as a sign of debt more than a sign of success). Folks in that class here mostly went to exclusive private schools where they received superior grades and hustled and made their initial connections from internships and fellowships. They pretty much all have advanced professional degrees and work predominately in law, finance and lobbying (with a smaller proportion of executives and other high level professionals in STEM fields like IT, medicine, biotech, etc.).

BTW, Georgetown isn't exactly where it's at anyway. It's kind of a touristy clichéd neighborhood with a lot of absentee investors sitting on properties. Kalorama is where the biggest players live along with others scattered around in uptown NW neighborhoods like Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights, Palisades, Foxhall, Spring Valley, Forest Hills (Van Ness) and Cathedral Heights.
There's some truth to this, but also, many people in DC who have great wealth but dress normally, live in modest sized homes, and drive 10 year old cars, but have so much money either invested, saved, and make a lot in salary.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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Have sex with a Senator's wife.
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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Moving to Georgetown, How can I Break Into Georgetown Society

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Old 02-04-2019, 06:55 PM
 
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I have a flashy car, am well educated, and make great money and I'm not in debt because I have a flashy car. I'm just not vanilla like the majority of the nerdy bores in this city.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:12 AM
 
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What is a Georgetown society my guy.
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Old 02-28-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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You don't just "join" the elite crowd.
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:51 AM
 
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No one is trying to break into "Grown Society" in 2019. That era has passed. Do you mean in a business sense? Like realestate?
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