All about up-and-coming Columbia Heights

Often overlooked in the past, it’s safe to say that the neighborhood of Columbia Heights has been through a lot. It began as a farmland and horse track in the 19th century, a heavily damaged neighborhood after the riots of 1986, and finally, the up-and-coming enclave we now know today. So, what’s with Columbia Heights, and why is it one of the most popular D.C. neighborhoods today?

The simple answer? It has everything you’re looking for.

Family-friendly yet urbane: a well-rounded community

It’s not often you come across an urban neighborhood with all the trappings of a family-friendly community. It’s one of the main reasons why so many homebuyers are eager to explore their opportunities in Columbia Heights.

Served by its own Metro stop, Columbia Heights also has an impressive collection of retail shops and restaurants. There’s a wholesome atmosphere that will suit families of all ages, but you’ll still find great bars for a nice night out with friends. Excellent schools are located nearby, and Columbia Heights has plenty of playgrounds and spaces where kids can make friends and enjoy their childhood.

11th Street: Columbia Heights’ hidden gem

If you really want a taste of Columbia Heights, stray from the crowded 14th Street and visit 11th Street, a quieter neighborhood block where you can find some of the best local restaurants and bars. Gatherings are frequent here, but 11th Street remains undiscovered by tourists and newbies. Better take advantage of this before the place gets overrun by visitors.

Find out if Columbia Heights is the neighborhood for you

Up-and-coming Columbia Heights has everything, from good food to great real estate. Explore the area with us today to learn more about the neighborhood and the real estate offerings in the area. You can read our area guide or, better yet, get in touch with us today.


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