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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1468 Belmont St Nw #4east, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,296 SqFt

1468 Belmont St Nw #4east, WASHINGTON

$2,350,000
3719 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,152 SqFt

3719 New Hampshire Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,795,000
1468 Belmont St Nw #3 East, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,958 SqFt

1468 Belmont St Nw #3 East, WASHINGTON

$1,762,200
3551 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,742 SqFt

3551 Georgia Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,700,000
953 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,342 SqFt

953 Shepherd St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,625,000
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3557 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 3,099 SqFt

3557 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,499,000
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1362 Oak St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,086 SqFt

1362 Oak St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,490,000
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3223 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 2,692 SqFt

3223 13th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,388,000
1330 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,700 SqFt

1330 Fairmont St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,299,900
1207 Kenyon St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5.5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1207 Kenyon St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,275,000 ↑ $124,900
1309 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 3,383 SqFt

1309 Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,200,000
3916 Kansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 1,793 SqFt

3916 Kansas Ave Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,135,000
2817 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,880 SqFt

2817 13th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,099,950 ↑ $50,050
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3467 14th St Nw #3, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,068 SqFt

3467 14th St Nw #3, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000
3537 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,420 SqFt

3537 16th St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,099,000 ↑ $90,900
1015-1017 Rear Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0 SqFt

1015-1017 Rear Irving St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,075,000 ↓ $475,000
1135 Nw Columbia Rd Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,302 SqFt

1135 Nw Columbia Rd Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,050,000
3571 10th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.5 Baths
  • 1,750 SqFt

3571 10th St Nw #2, WASHINGTON

$1,049,900
1410 Newton St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 1.5 Baths
  • 2,254 SqFt

1410 Newton St Nw, WASHINGTON

$1,000,000
1341 Oak St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,763 SqFt

1341 Oak St Nw, WASHINGTON

$999,999
1415 Monroe St Nw, WASHINGTON
  • Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.5 Baths
  • 2,469 SqFt

1415 Monroe St Nw, WASHINGTON

$989,000

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 23rd, 2019 at 12:03am EDT.