Columbia Heights is a true crossroads and cross-section of generations and cultures. With its concentration of schools, housing options, and mix of national retail and local eateries, residents of all ages have found a reason to put down roots.
Developed at the turn of the century as a streetcar suburb of Washington, Columbia Heights began as a fashionable community with a commanding view of the city. The neighborhood has seen several demographic and economic shifts since then, but more recently it’s undergone a dramatic renaissance of development and revitalization, making it one of the city’s most diverse, energetic, and livable neighborhoods.
Perhaps more than any other DC neighborhood, Columbia Heights provides a true mix of residents. Progressive, socially conscious new arrivals are drawn to this multicultural neighborhood’s sense of community. Residents also flock to the area for its entertainment options.