Columbia Heights: An Innovative and Diverse Community in Washington, D.C.

Bordering the neighborhoods of Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Park View, Pleasant Plains, and Petworth, Columbia Heights is full of history and sites, as well as new innovations and attractions. 

A Brief History of Columbia Heights

During the 19th century, specifically the time following the civil war, the area that is now Columbia Heights was developed. By 1882, Senator John Sherman purchased the land and named it Columbia Heights, as Columbia College was in the center of the community. Later, in 1904, Columbia College moved to downtown Washington and changed its name to The George Washington University. During much of the 20th century, the Columbia Heights community was marketed toward high ranking members of the Federal government, military officers, and U.S. Supreme Court justices. The neighborhood was easily recognized as the Belmont mansion marked the entrance at Florida and Clifton Streets. With the addition of the streetcar down 11th, 14th, and 16th streets, new apartment buildings were built to accommodate the influx of people moving to the area. More recently, in 2011, UrbanTurf named Columbia Heights DC's most diverse neighborhood, and it is recognized for its shopping, amazing dining options, charm, and attractions. 

Columbia Heights' Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Options

Along with being in close proximity to downtown Washington, D.C., there is so much to do in the Columbia Heights neighborhood! Columbia Heights has it all: beautiful tree-lined streets, a high walk score, access to major bus routes and the metro, shopping options to meet almost any need, and delicious ethnic and one-of-a-kind restaurants, all at affordable prices. In fact, 11th Street has been named "Washington's hippest new strip" by the New York Times, as it is full of unique and one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques. 

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A Quick Commute with Plenty of Transportation Options

Because of its great location, Columbia Heights also offers easy access to downtown DC in your car, on a bus, or on a bicycle. On a nice day you can even walk!

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As a service to our clients we offer the following data based on actual sales in Columbia Heights. We update these monthly so please check back regularly. If you are interested in buying or selling in Columbia Heights, please contact us at 202-350-1446 to schedule a free consultation. Our agents will share with you our detailed reports on critical market indicators and our in-depth local market report, will answer any questions you have about the process, and will explain how S&G Realty can best serve you and your specific needs.

Real Estate in Columbia Heights 

It is mostly residential, with commercial and retail clusters on 14th Street near the metro.

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There is a little bit of everything in this community. Whether you are looking for a large new condo or a multi-family home, row houses, or four-story homes, this community has it all! Row houses in the center of Columbia Heights are priced in the $1 million range, yet three bedroom homes in Columbia Heights sell at about $300,000. Homes in this area range drastically in size and price, allowing you to easily find a home that suits your needs and your budget. 

Columbia Heights continues to be a hot real estate market as monthly sales regularly exceed the neighborhood's five year average.

Pricing trends continue upwards, but this includes all property types: one-bedroom condos and four-bedroom detached homes; fixer-uppers and beautiful renovations. Contact us to learn about pricing and inventory for what best suits you and your needs. We will help you craft the best strategy to find your perfect home.

The average number of days on the market. The best properties will be gone in a matter of days, so if you want one you have to be prepared to move quickly. Our agents can assist you to best position you for a hot property.

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Please see our Interactive Map for the Best of Columbia Heights:

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Your Washington D.C. Area Real Estate Needs

Ready to make the move to Columbia Heights? With so much to do and such a fun and exciting atmosphere, it is no surprise that Columbia Heights is such a desirable neighborhood. Contact S&G Realty at 202-350-1446 to find the home of your dreams in no time! In the meantime, take advantage of some of our buyer resources, like the mortgage calculator, to help you determine a budget. 

Are you ready to sell your Columbia Heights property? We can help! With experience working with a variety of homes and a broad knowledge of the real estate market, we can help you sell your home fast and for the most money! List your home with S&G Realty and receive a comprehensive market analysis, based on recent sales in the Columbia Heights area. In the meantime, take advantage of our seller resources, like these staging tips!   

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