Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights

Washington, District Of Columbia Homes for Sale

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About Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights is a lively, busy, and beautiful neighborhood in north D.C. This area has exploded in the last few years and continues to lure residents into its high-rise complexes at the foot of the Metro station or brick houses with English-style basements. There is no shortage of things to do in this neighborhood without walking more than a couple blocks--tons of restaurants, bars, parks, shops, and department stores to choose from. With a 15-minute commute into downtown D.C., this is a terrific neighborhood for anyone living and working in D.C.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $199,997 to $4,500,000

Closed Prices: $187,000 to $1,700,000

Median Sale Price: $679,450

Average $ per sq ft: $608

Association Fee Ranges: $0 to $311.49/mo, $0, $110

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1890 to 2021

Sq. Ft.: 1890 to 2021 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 0 to 8 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 0 to 10 Bathrooms

Getting Around Columbia Heights

Around Columbia Heights

Take your pick from the beautiful and newly renovated high-rise complexes that line 14th Street, but expect to end up on a waiting list to get a unit. If you prefer privacy, settle into a beautiful row house on any of the side streets between 14th, 13th, or 11th Streets. The houses are have a bit of history to them, but are often renovated to accommodate multiple people for condo-style living. Most of the homes in the area are just steps from the Columbia Heights Metro station and on several major bus lines.

This scene has exploded with choices for dining out. The busiest intersection--at 14th Street and Irving Street NW--offers a multitude of choices, from upscale pizzerias to a smattering of nicer fast food restaurants to sports bars with full menus and live music on weekends. Farther up north on 14th Street are some of the city's best-kept secrets, like ethnic delicacies for super affordable prices for those with an eclectic taste and adventurous dinner dates. Stumble down the side streets to find small bakeries and cafes with minimal seating but name recognition among locals who have been in D.C. long enough. Down on 11th, you'll find the neighborhood stables, a handful of bars and restaurants each with a different flavor of something to offer--whether it's upscale breakfast food served all day, a creative take on Tex-Mex, or brews on tap that would make a beer lover jump for joy.

Columbia Heights' allure appeals to all kinds of D.C. residents -- recent transplants moving into their first homes to lifelong residents to families buying their first home in a quaint but vibrant residential and very walkable neighborhood.

This area has happy hours galore so expect to find crowds at some of the local neighborhood bars. Luckily, most offer an abundance of space on their outdoor patios, but some of the newer, hipper pubs still have waits. Grab a cocktail while you wait for dinner at one of the upscale, smaller American restaurants and people watch from the window or the bar. Grab dinner to satisfy your craving for Thai or Mexican food, or be adventurous and try the spicy Vietnamese noodle dish in a brownstone house on 14th Street. If you're with friends who want to keep it simple, any of the neighborhood pubs will do -- lots of burgers, pastas, and sandwiches available at bargain prices. If you feel like avoiding the fray, sneak away into the shopping district to try on designer clothes at some of the bigger department stores that are known for constantly having sales.

Grab a big picnic blanket and some coffee from one of the local bakeries and head to D.C.'s hidden gem, Meridian Hill Park. This 12-acre park is managed by the National Parks Service and offers a history of the city and breathtaking views of downtown D.C. when you climb up its grandiose steps. Lay in the park with a good book or catch up with a friend as you watch the waterfalls. Stop by 14th Street between Kenyon and Irving Streets to walk around the outdoor market on weekends throughout the year, weather permitting. Grab some fresh produce or local arts and crafts to decorate your house. Stop by a café or shop for some afternoon frozen yogurt to cool off during the warmer months. If you're trying to stay fit, look into joining one of the many Pilates or yoga studios in the area and take a weekend class with neighbors. Go for a bike ride around the park and get a great tour of the city.

Locals Love

  • Very walkable
  • Meridian Hill Park
  • Abundance of restaurants, bars, and shopping

Locals Don't Love

  • Rush hour traffic
  • Lack of grocery stores
  • Gets crowded

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