"Reservoir Road Begins at Georgetown Reservoir and Continues Past the University Complex"
Reservoir Road NW starts at Canal Road, close to the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historic Park and continues all the way until it runs into Wisconsin Avenue in the Georgetown area of the city. It is a major access road for cars traveling to the downtown area that don't want to get stuck on the more direct, yet more congested streets, although once you reach the Georgetown University complex (which consists of the university and its affiliated hospital) you can get into some major traffic jams. Reservoir Road does run past the small, Georgetown Reservoir at its beginning, before passing through some residential neighborhoods and then entering the hospital area, which can get VERY congested. Georgetown University is directly behind the hospital, so you also have a lot of student traffic. Right beyond the hospital, you'll find some housing, which is primarily rented by those who work or go to school here, but as soon as you leave this area, you are hitting Wisconsin Avenue, which is the northern part of the trendy Georgetown area. This is a great place to be if you want good restaurants and night life. Living close to Wisconsin Avenue can be loud, annoying and filled with hassles, especially on the weekends, since this is where everyone comes to party, but it is a good neighborhood because of the influence of the university and the hospital.