Columbia Heights is the uniquely stunning community you’ve been searching for. With its mix of historic buildings and turn of the century rowhomes, Columbia Heights is a dream come true for creatives, artists, historians and anyone else who appreciates the unique beauty of this hip neighborhood.
Columbia Heights is also one of Washington D.C.’s most densely populated areas and in turn, offers anyone who buys here a large array of swanky restaurants and bars to eat and make memories in. You also have great spots to picnic, hike or bike in Columbia Heights as there are multiple parks in this active community. You are also close to Giant Food and Harris Teeter, making certain all your grocery store needs are taken care of and you are in close proximity to the Columbia Heights Metro Station where you can use the yellow and green line for alternate transportation.
11th Street is where you’ll spend your weekends, taking advantage of this incredible strip and all the delicious restaurants and entertaining bars they have to offer. Start your morning at The Coupe, opening at 7AM. The Coupe is a modern diner, which serves a delicious all-day breakfast, making them a favorite destination amongst locals. President Barack Obama even had lunch there once, adding a little history to your breakfast. It’s the perfect place for students to work or anyone else who carries their laptop with them everywhere they go.
For dinner, you must try Bad Saint. Bad Saint serves mouth wateringly delicious Filipino cuisine and offers a laid-back cozy environment that will always leave you wanting more. Bad Saint came in second for Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit in 2016 and their chef, Tom Cunanan also received Best Chef in 2019 at the James Beard Foundation awards. Another destination on 11th Street is RedRocks, which serves hearty Italian cuisine and offers a more lowkey environment, or you could always head on over to Wonderland Ballroom, which is where you go if you’re looking to dance the night away while you sip on one of their tasty cocktails.
Meridian Hill Park is an absolutely stunning sight and a major benefit to buying real estate in Columbia Heights. Their cascading fountain is gorgeous and the longest in North America. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy some lunch or simply breathe in the fresh air. They also feature The Joan of Arc Statue, which is the only equestrian statue of a woman in Washington. This park is filled with benches, well-manicured green grass and mature shade-producing trees, making it the perfect destination to read a book or have a picnic with your family in. Filled with historic statues, the laughter of families as they make memories and the active adult community, Meridian Hill Park is a place you truly need to experience yourself.
The White House is also near Columbia Heights, as well as many museums and monuments.Stop by the White House for one of their special tours or enrich your mind in one of the many museums. Head on over to The National Mall and stop by The National Museum of African American History and Culture, The National Air and Space Museum or The Smithsonian American Art Museum. You can also see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial as well as many more. You can even rent a paddleboat and see some of the monuments from the Potomac River, giving yourself an even better view. When you choose to buy in Columbia Heights, you aren’t only gaining incredible real estate, but you are also opening yourself up to a lifestyle filled with history.
For families buying in Columbia Heights, the schools are a great bonus. Some highly rated schools in the area include Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, The School Without Walls High School and Marie Reed Elementary School. Nearby colleges include Georgetown University and Howard University.