Columbia Heights DC Neighborhood Page
NorthWest DC • Residential • Variety of Dining • Convenient
1 BR: $2336
2 BR: $3350
Transit Score: 82
Metro: Green & Yellow Lines
Columbia Heights is yet another diverse and established Washington D.C. neighborhood. With its main areas starting at U Street and stretching along 11th, 14th, and 16th Street, the neighborhood has transformed into a much sought after area to live. With a wide variety of attractions, residents of all sorts are drawn here. The Mexican Cultural Institute, GALA Hispanic Theater and the Dance Institute of Washington are all located in Columbia Heights, bringing a culturally diverse dynamic to the neighborhood. Additionally, the streets are lined with both big-name retailers, locally owned shops, and countless restaurants, cafes, and bars. Columbia Heights is a melting pot of all things we love about D.C. – a sense of hustle, while still having a tranquil feel, a diverse neighborhood, and all sorts of entertainment.
Our Favorite Brunch Spot
Red Rocks is a Columbia Heights greatest Brunch spots. This Neapolitan Bistro is centrally located in the neighborhood on Park Road and is a laid back, must-try spot in Columbia Heights. Red Rocks brunch takes place on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 AM till 4:00 PM. There are a few different brunch deals offered: Bottomless Brunch consists of bottomless drinks as well as one breakfast entrée or one 9” pizza for $36; Bottomless Mimosas are just $18 and you have the option of classic, Bellini, or blood orange. While Red Rocks is known for their Wood Fired Pizzas, their Brunch Menu is just as phenomenal. Garlic Knots and the Prosciutto & Melon are great to start with, while any of their Egg Scrambles are a great entrée option. The environment, the drink deals, and the menu make Red Rocks our favorite brunch spots in the Columbia Heights area.
Our Favorite Happy Hour Spot
While 11th, 14th, and 16th Street are stacked full of amazing happy hour options, Acre 121 is our favorite. Acre 121 is a low country bistro offering some of the best Southern Barbeque in D.C. Live music, craft beers and cocktails, and delicious barbecue are a few of the things that you will find when you head to Acre 121. Happy Hour occurs Monday – Friday from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The drink specials are hard to top: $5 draft beers, wines by the glass, and well liquors. Additionally, there are several small plate options, all for $8 or less. With a laid-back Southern and lively environment, you can’t go wrong with Acre 21 happy hour.
Best Place To Work Up A Sweat
We are always looking for a new hot spot to work up a sweat, and our favorite D.C. neighborhoods never fail to impress us with the studios to choose from. Fit360 is a Columbia Heights 24/7 gym that offers functional training to people of all levels, shapes, and sizes. The studio offers a variety of services: fitness assessments, personal training, small group training, yoga and restorative work, as well as nutritional guidance. Your first class is free, and afterward, there are both membership and month-to-month options to choose from. With both 24/7 access as and a full class schedule, Fit360 is the best place in Columbia Heights to get a total body workout.
Best Way To Get Around
Public Transportation and walking are the best means of getting around in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. With a Walk Score of 93, Columbia Heights places 9th out of the Districts most walkable neighborhoods. You can get to essentially anything you need, within minutes, when walking through the area. Restaurants, shops, and grocery stores – you name it, and you more than likely can access it by foot when living in Columbia Heights. Public Transportation is equally convenient when living here. The neighborhood has it’s own Metro Line that runs on both the Yellow and Green lines, making traveling in and out of the neighborhood extremely convenient. Bus lines and Capital Bike Share are both options as well. You will have little need for a car living here – Public Transportation and walking around will be far more convenient.
Due to its immense diversity, the Columbia Heights neighborhood lifestyle is quite unique. With its multicultural components, the major economic development that it has gone through, and the seemingly endless entertainment options, Columbia Heights has a niche for everyone. There is a great sense of community here, as all of these different neighborhood components unify the residents in an unexpected way. Certain parts of Columbia Heights have the energetic D.C. hustle feel to them, while other parts bring some calmness to the neighborhood. Young professionals, established adults, families, and everything in between have a place here in Columbia Heights – this is a neighborhood anyone would be lucky to call home.
Living In Columbia Heights
The residential options in Columbia Heights range from restored row homes to modern luxury apartment buildings. Many historic row homes have been restored and transformed into both condos and single-family homes. Living here tends to be on the more expensive side, as it is an extremely desirable neighborhood. While the row homes are a great option here, apartment living is on the rise. The 3151 Mt. Pleasant Apartments are centrally located in Columbia Heights, and just a five-minute walk to the Metro Station. Studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments are available here, ranging in price from $1,195 to $1,545. With great service, reasonable pricing, and a convenient location, these apartments are a great place to establish yourself in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.