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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1471 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 0 Bed
  • 0 Bath
  • 2,672 SqFt

1471 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,500,000
1317 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 8 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 4,660 SqFt

1317 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,200,000 ↓ $100,000
3524 Park Pl Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Bath
  • 1,760 SqFt

3524 Park Pl Nw, WASHINGTON

$2,000,000
3719 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,152 SqFt

3719 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000
1215 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,688 SqFt

1215 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,725,000
3013 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,182 SqFt

3013 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,699,000
3001 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,062 SqFt

3001 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,450,000
1475 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,955 SqFt

1475 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,350,000 ↓ $49,000
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1431 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,360 SqFt

1431 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900
1015 Rear Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1015 Rear Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,275,000 ↑ $200,000
604 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,786 SqFt

604 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000
2534 11th St Nw #ph- A, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,800 SqFt

2534 11th St Nw #ph- A, WASHINGTON

$1,250,000
1236 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,714 SqFt

1236 Harvard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,249,900
1322 Randolph St Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,166 SqFt

1322 Randolph St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$1,200,000
New
1349 Perry Pl Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,768 SqFt

1349 Perry Pl Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900
New
1342 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,734 SqFt

1342 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900
1214 Euclid St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,120 SqFt

1214 Euclid St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,199,900 ↓ $100,000
1238 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,850 SqFt

1238 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,199,555
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1132 Columbia Rd Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 1,959 SqFt

1132 Columbia Rd Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$1,179,000
736 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,106 SqFt

736 Lamont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,135,000
1316 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,134 SqFt

1316 Girard St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,100,000

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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Listing information last updated on May 8th, 2021 at 12:17pm EDT.

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