Columbia Heights Real Estate, Washington DC

Once known for its inner-city blight, the neighborhood of Columbia Heights in Washington, DC has since become a model for urban revitalization. Of course, that also means a change in the cost of homes for sale. Real estate values managed to remain steady during the national housing crisis of the mid-2000s, and have climbed steadily since 2011. Especially known for its colorful row houses, this rectangular-shaped neighborhood has combined a red-hot real estate market with significant retail growth.

Columbia Heights is located northwest of popular Adams Morgan, with ultra-pricy Kalorama to the southwest. A high-density neighborhood, its real estate marketplace is composed almost entirely of condos for sale with just a tiny sliver of detached single-family homes. That is sometimes a matter of interpretation, however, as row houses can be used either as multifamily dwellings or single residences. 

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1439 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000

1439 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON

8 Beds 5 Baths 4,044 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2079466

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1336 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,825,000

1336 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON

8 Beds 4.5 Baths 5,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2078920

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1444 Belmont St Nw #302, WASHINGTON

$1,799,000

↓ $101,000

1444 Belmont St Nw #302, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,650 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065334

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3923 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,750,000

3923 14th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3 Baths 1,738 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2077728

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1117 Clifton St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,600,000

↓ $900,000

1117 Clifton St Nw, WASHINGTON

0 Beds 0 Baths 1,788 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2064930

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608 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,399,000

608 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

6 Beds 6 Baths 1,853 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2075590

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1444 Belmont St Nw #201, WASHINGTON

$1,399,000

↓ $151,000

1444 Belmont St Nw #201, WASHINGTON

2 Beds 2.5 Baths 1,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2065330

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3010 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000

↓ $49,990

3010 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 3,649 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2076056

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1351 Newton St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900

1351 Newton St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,227 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2073374

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751 Park Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000

↓ $51,000

751 Park Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,723 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2076214

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1204 Lamont St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,299,000

1204 Lamont St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 2.5 Baths 2,514 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2079046

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705 Kenyon St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000

705 Kenyon St Nw, WASHINGTON

9 Beds 6 Baths 3,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2045128

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625 Quebec Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,900

625 Quebec Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 5 Baths 3,750 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2059940

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3125 11th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,000

3125 11th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,418 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2077866

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1440 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,239,000

1440 Spring Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,315 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2081266

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1020 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000

↓ $56,000

1020 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2070896

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3512 10th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,000

↓ $46,000

3512 10th St Nw, WASHINGTON

9 Beds 4 Baths 3,600 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2073812

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3125 11th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,195,000

3125 11th St Nw, WASHINGTON

5 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,427 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2082544

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1318 Monroe St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000

1318 Monroe St Nw, WASHINGTON

4 Beds 3.5 Baths 2,450 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080902

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1226 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,150,000

1226 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

9 Beds 4 Baths 2,530 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080774

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2801 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,149,900

2801 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,340 SqFt Residential MLS® # DCDC2080240

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS

Columbia Heights Neighborhood Information

Like much of the DC Metro area, this community dates back to rural farm land. The post-Civil War era brought the construction of large manors and not long after, grand apartment buildings and row houses—the latter being Washington’s answer to the need for worker housing. More recently, the neighborhood has experienced a new construction boom with mixed-use developments featuring ground floor retail and upscale condos for sale.

Columbia Heights Real Estate at a Glance

Row houses in the neighborhood deserve special mention and were constructed in four distinct archetypes. Federal structures, typically built in the late 1800s to early 1900s offered a simple unadorned fashion and were followed by the ornate Victorian/Eastlake period with three or more stories, turrets, front bays and decorative stoops. The two-story Petworth style is particularly common, often built during the 1920s to 1930s with front porches, Mansard roofs and dormers. And finally, the Eclectic style combines all of the above influences.

Real estate for sale in Columbia Heights starts off in the very low six-figures and climb to around two million dollars. At the top end are the rare detached single-family Victorian houses, and entire row houses with up to eight bedrooms. Among community amenities are the renowned Tivoli Theatre, the adjacent Dance Institute of Washington and the Columbia Heights Metro which opened in 1999. Among the many great local restaurants are Cava Mezze Grille, The Heights, Los Hernanos, Maple and Mi Cuba.

To learn more about the real estate market in Columbia Heights, call District Partners at Compass, at (202) 798-3600.

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