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About Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in central Washington, D.C. Located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., Columbia Heights borders the neighborhoods of Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Petworth. Howard University is on the eastern side.


Once farmland on the estate of the Holmead family, Columbia Heights was part of Washington County, District of Columbia. Upscale development in Columbia Heights circa 1900 was designed to attract upper level managers of the Federal government, U.S. Supreme Court justices, and high-ranking military officers. In the early 1900s, Columbia Heights was the preferred area for some of Washington’s wealthiest and most influential people. In 1999, the city announced a revitalization initiative for the neighborhood focused around the Columbia Heights Metro station, which opened that year. Within five years, the neighborhood had gentrified considerably, with a number of businesses.


Middle-class residents settled in the neighborhood. Unlike some gentrified neighborhoods in the city, Columbia Heights has not become homogeneous: as of 2006, it is arguably Washington's most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhood. Housing includes high-priced condominiums and townhouses, as well as public and middle-income housing.

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Columbia Heights Overview

MEDIAN SALES PRICE
$575.0k
AVG COMMUTE TIME
32 mins
MEDIAN INCOME
$70.5k
MEDIAN AGE
35.26 yrs

Columbia Heights Commute

Q4 2016 Median Sales Price

600.0k
-5% From Q3 2016

$1.9m

2014

$3.4m

2015

$4.3m

2016

Columbia Heights Statistics

Columbia Heights Schools

AVERAGE GREAT SCHOOL RATING
2.8
Preschool Schools
10
Elementary Schools
10
Middle Schools
10
High Schools
2
Other Schools
2

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LIFESTYLE ATTRIBUTE SCORECARD

Fun and Hip
33
Convenience to Everyday Needs
34
Culture
25