Columbia Heights is a wonderfully diverse and bustling welcoming neighborhood bordered by 16th St, Spring Road, Georgia Ave and Florida Avenue to the south.. It features rowhomes and a plethora of apartments and condos as well as an abundance of nearby restaurants.

Columbia Heights Neighborhood History

The neighborhood of Columbia Heights was originally a plot of farmland purchased in 1881 by real estate developer and then Senator John Sherman (also author of the Sherman Antitrust Act). He named Columbia Heights after one of the original buildings erected on the land, Columbian College, which is now known as George Washington University. Among the many early 20th century influential residents, Edward “Duke” Ellington purchased his first and only home in the District in Columbia Heights. (Credit: Wikipedia).

Why Move to Columbia Heights

Location, Location, Location –  Columbia Heights is nestled within Ward 1 and includes several blocks within walking distance to a vast array of restaurants and nightlife. It’s southern most border is a stone’s throw from the popular nightlife area known as the U Street Corridor. Additionally, the apartments and condo’s in the area are known for having some of the best rooftop views in the city.  The architectural styles in the neighborhood include Early Federal, Victorian and Eastlake , Petworth, and some homes featuring a mix of these, known as Eclectic style.

Close Knit Community Vibe – In addition to the great nearby options for conveniences and nightlife, Columbia Heights also has a notable sense of community among its residents. Areas such as 11th street feature a laid back pace and great local offerings to meet, dine and socialize with neighbors.

Metro Stations In and Near Columbia Heights

  Columbia Heights station

  Georgia Avenue-Petworth station

  U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo station

Columbia Heights Schools

Schools and feeder schools in the Columbia Heights neighborhood include The School Without Walls High School, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Cleveland Elementary School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Powell Elementary School, Marie Reed Elementary School, McKinley Technology High School, and Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan.

Parks and Rec in Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights Dog Park
11 and Monroe Park
Columbia Heights Community Center
Powell Recreation Center
Meridian Hill Park
Girard Street Playground
Magic Ground
Columbia Heights Green
16th Street Playground
Bruce Monroe Park
Euclid Street Community Garden
Columbia Heights Civic Plaza
Josephine Butler Parks Center

Columbia Heights Neighborhood Associations

North Columbia Heights Civic Association
Columbia Heights Civic Association
Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association
Park View United Neighborhood Association
Pleasant Plains Civic Association
Park View United Neighborhood Association

Best Columbia Heights Restaurants

10 Best Restaurants in Columbia Heights – via Culture Trip

Other Columbia Heights Resources

Columbia Heights Neighborhood Blog
Park View Blog

Buy a Home in Columbia Heights

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