Columbia Heights

Embracing A Different Culture
Columbia Heights is a neighborhood which is a mesh of contemporary architecture and history which embraces different cultures extensively. The vibrant region has a flourishing nightlife at spots like the Meridian Pint or the Wonderland Ballroom where people can enjoy music and happy hours or simply some beer and barbecue at the Kangaroo Boxing Club. The walkable neighborhood provides healthy food in the Saturday Farmer's Market and exotic Lao food at Thip Khao.

Reviewers love it for the ample amenities nearby and pretty tree-lined streets. Prices here are a bit cheaper compared to other neighborhoods in DC, so if you're on a budget and want to enjoy DC's melting pot of cultures, Columbia Heights is for you.
What Columbia Heights Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.0
value
7.6
amenities
6.0
social
7.0
management
7.2
safety
6.0
Median rents in Columbia Heights
Studio
$
1,535
1 Bedroom
$
1,911
2 Bedroom
$
2,568

Living in
Columbia Heights

Great Restaurants And Bars
Proximity To Amenities
Cultural Oriented
Walkable
Good Neighborhood
Noisy At Times
Might Get Unsafe
Balanced
Columbia Heights — 7.4/10 Rating (based on 8 neighborhood reviews)
Pros: Plenty of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, public transport options, etc.

Cons: While I never feel unsafe, there has been enough violent crime in the area that I am always extremely cautious, even in the daytime. Lots of street noise if you live on a road that runs north/south. Juvenilles shooting off fireworks, revving atvs, and arguing with each other also adds to that.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Columbia Uptown
It's a good neighborhood. There are lots of things to do, and plenty of mall-looking places. I enjoy the fact that there are so many options in terms of food.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Fitzgerald
I love living in Columbia Heights. I think it is the perfect balance of residential and urban with tree-lined streets but tons of amenities nearby. I am very close to several bars and restaurants on both 14th Street and 11th Street and love having a Target and Giant so close. There have been some crime issues recently, but I haven't personally experienced this issue and I don't think the crime is any higher than in other parts of the city. In general it's a great place to live and spend time in!
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Reserve
Up and coming neighborhood; still unsafe at night as there are frequent assaults and robberies.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
The Alden
I love my neighborhood!
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Isabella
Still a lot of crime, but lots of stores, bars and restaurants nearby. Overall the area is increasingly getting better (and more expensive)! Not a lot of on-street parking.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Newton Towers
Nowhere else in DC is there such a melting pot of culture, food and things to do. Everything is in walking distance and there is no need for a car. If your are a foodie your a few blocks from U street or Adams Morgan,
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1429 Girard Street
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Getting to Know
Columbia Heights

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundary: 16th St NW to Sherman Ave NW
North to South Boundary: Spring Rd NW to Florida Ave NW
dining
Chez Billy
Chick-fil-A
DC Reynolds
Los Hermanos
Mi Cuba Cafe
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
grocery
Giant Food
Hana Japanese Market
Streets Market and Cafe
Target
About your Neighbors
Data from the 2013 American Community Survey
• Columbia Heights contains the 5 digit ZIP code(s) of _____. ___% of residents are renters, and the rental vacancy rate is typically ____%, which is _____________ than the national average.

• ___% of units are in 20+ unit buildings, with ___% having being built in the past 10 years. 2BR+ properties make up roughly ___% of the market, with the balance in 1BR and studios.

• Most people in Columbia Heights _____ own a car.

The median gross rent in Columbia Heights is $_______. ____% of Columbia Heights residents are 24-35, ___% are below 24, ___% are 36-50, and ___% are older than 50.

• Roughly ___% of Columbia Heights residents are students (___% grad, ___% undergrad), and ___% are unemployed or retired. The median income in Columbia Heights is $_______.

• Most units are heated by ______________, and ___% of ACS survey respondents said that they pay extra for one or more utilities.

Best Apartments
in Columbia Heights


Studio $2,017
1 Bed $2,619
2 Beds $3,249

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Studio $1,395
1 Bed $1,695

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Studio $2,150

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Studio $1,675
1 Bed $2,090
2 Beds $2,525

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1 Bed $1,209

Studio $1,300
1 Bed $1,587

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