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Columbia Heights – Washington, DC Neighborhood Profile


Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in transition in Washington, DC. Over the past few years a revitalization plan has dramatically changed the area. For decades this neighborhood had many abandoned homes and shops. In 2008, DC USA, a 546,000 square-foot retail complex, opened with major retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond and Washington Sports Club. There are several restaurants and an underground parking garage. Columbia Heights is probably one of Washington's most ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods, with a mixture of high-priced condominiums and townhouses and public and middle-income housing.


Columbia Heights is located in northwest Washington, DC. The boundaries are 16th Street to the West, Sherman Avenue to the East, Spring Road to the North, and Florida Avenue to the South. See a map

Neighborhoods Near Columbia Heights

Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Le Droit Park

Closest Metro Station

Columbia Heights

Points of Interest in Columbia Heights

Annual Events

Columbia Heights Day
Latino Festival

Neighborhood Website


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