COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

Columbia Heights is a true crossroads of generations and cultures. Lots of fun places along 11th and 14th Sts.

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Welcome to Columbia Heights

A multicultural city within the city.
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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.

 
 

THE NEIGHBORS

A diverse mix of residents from all walks of life.

 
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.
 
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The convenience of nearby shopping and entertainment amid tree-lined residential streets.

 
Corner stores, a major metro stop, and bus lines mean that you can leave your car behind. 14th Street is the neighborhood’s traditional core, and it has been reinvigorated as the central gathering place for shopping, cultural events, and a seasonal farmers market. With its quaint commercial buildings, 11th Street has become a hot destination for innovative and independent restaurants and bars.
 
 

THE LIFESTYLE

Urban living with a relaxed community feel.

 
Columbia Heights has its own bustling commercial downtown, but also quieter eclectic spots just blocks away. While national retail stores dominate 14th Street, the neighborhood prides itself on its variety of mom-and-pop shops and small ethnic eateries. Despite massive redevelopment, the neighborhood has held on to many of its cultural landmarks like the historic Tivoli Theatre. You’ll be recognized as a regular at your local restaurants, bars, and dives. An abundance of local schools and play spaces dot the streets, creating a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. While other similarly dense parts of the city give off a frenetic energy, Columbia Heights takes itself a little less seriously, moving at its own pace.
 
 

UNEXPECTED APPEAL

Diamonds in the rough.

 
Though Columbia Heights has seen its share of major new construction populated by chain retailers, the neighborhood still feels a bit rough around the edges in a decidedly good way. From the corner bodega to your favorite hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurant, Columbia Heights retains its urban appeal.
 
 

THE MARKET

Relatively more affordable homes and newly constructed condos.

 
Several new condo buildings provide modern conveniences with stunning city views. Large row homes have been restored as single-family homes, condos, or group houses. There is also a large selection of more modest homes with coveted backyard space.
 
 

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH

The convenience and relaxed pace, combined with a sense of place.

 
Elegant row homes line quiet side streets just steps from bustling commercial corridors.
 

Overview for COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, DC

29,427 people live in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, where the median age is 32 and the average individual income is $65,761. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,427

Total Population

32 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$65,761

Average individual Income

Around COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, DC

There's plenty to do around COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

93
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
98
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
81
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including 5-12 Dessert Boutique & Lounge, The Freshmobile, and Capitol Kettle Corn.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.92 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.82 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.91 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.49 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.88 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, DC

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS has 13,514 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,427 people call COLUMBIA HEIGHTS home. The population density is 56,794.81 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,427

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

32

Median Age

46.61 / 53.39%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
13,514

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$65,761

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, DC

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The following schools are within or nearby COLUMBIA HEIGHTS. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Columbia Heights Education Campus
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
Capitol Hill Montessori School at Logan
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Tubman Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5

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