Columbia Heights

1338 Girard St NW
Washington, DC, DC 20009

Columbia Heights: A Community Transformed

Columbia Heights truly is the best of both worlds—sparkling new developments alongside charming historic rowhouses and embassies, bustling big-box retailers intermingling with quaint local restaurants and shops, busy city streets running beside quiet tree-lined neighborhoods. You’ll find big new condo buildings, beautiful four-story rowhouses, historic multi-family homes, and more petite rowhouses with affordable pricetags. You’ll explore major retailers in a thriving city center, as well as a laid-back nightlife scene filled with local bars and eateries. You’ll walk everywhere you go, or perhaps hop on the Green Line metro or a local bus to a neighboring community. And most importantly, you’ll discover a community transformed from the run-down days of old to the bright, bustling, and beautiful of the future. Come explore Columbia Heights, and find your perfect place to call home.

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Spotlights of Columbia Heights

big-box retailers

14th Street NW

Home to major retailers like Target and Best Buy at the massive DC USA commercial complex, as well as the Tivoli Square complex, this is undoubtedly the retail center of Columbia Heights.

dining and bars

Hip 11th Street

Step aside from the big-box and brand names of 14th and head over to 11th Street, where you’ll find a unique collection of quirky and quaint local eateries, bars, and entertainment venues.

local produce

Farmers Market

Each Saturday morning, head to 14th Street to enjoy live music, interesting activities, and plenty of local produce, goods, and even flowers at the popular Columbia Heights Farmers Market.

What You'll Love in Columbia Heights

With so many great DC neighborhoods from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Columbia Heights.

local restaurants

All the Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Big-box retailers, major department stores and businesses, and plenty of grocery and convenience options await along 14th Street and at the DC USA complex across from the Metro station. You’ll even find amazing little restaurants and eateries here, like Pho 14, Thip Khao, Sticky Fingers vegan bakery, or the Taqueria Distrito Federal in this area.

But even more unique and filled with laid-back fun and entertainment are the restaurants and bars along the quieter 11th Street Corridor—places like The Coupe bar/restaurant/coffee house, the Italian wine bar Maple, Meridian Pint, the craft beer destination of the neighborhood, Red Rocks Pizzeria, or the very popular Wonderland Ballroom beer garden.

local plays and productions

The Unique Arts & Entertainment

You’ll discover pockets of unique and wonderful arts and entertainment throughout Columbia Heights. Catch a performance at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in the renovated Tivoli Theatre building. Enjoy exhibits, concerts, and even cooking classes at the Mexican Cultural Institute. Take an art class at the BloomBar. And don’t miss out on the Columbia Heights Day Festival, a colorful celebration of the neighborhood’s diversity.

parks and rec

The Outstanding Parks & Outdoor Options

Get outside, get active, and enjoy! Don’t miss out on an afternoon at the beautiful Meridian Hill Park, a unique two-level park filled with statues, fountains, and terraces that brings to mind a luxurious European lawn, where tall trees provide plenty of shade and scenic pathways offer plenty of room for walks or jogs. The nearby Banneker Community Center offers playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, and a swimming pool. And the charming Columbia Heights Green is a thriving community farm and garden.

Columbia Heights Attractions

Columbia Heights at a Glance

Getting Around

Metro Station: Columbia Heights Metro (Green Line)
DC Circulator: Runs east and west
Bus: Runs north and south
Distance from Downtown: 1.5 miles


Population: 31,696
Size: 0.85 sq mi
Zip Code: 20009
Median Home Price: $644,450

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