With a large park, a mix of housing, restaurants and retailers, Columbia Heights has it all. This trendy neighborhood has changed substantially since its beginnings, and it continues to grow in popularity, especially in more recent years.
Once home to a university, horse track and farmland, Columbia Heights grew to become a Washington streetcar suburb. Riots in the 1960s, however, took a heavy toll on this once fashionable community. It took decades more for the neighborhood to finally spring back to life.
When a major Metro station opened up in the late 1990s, it wasn’t long before developers started moving in to Columbia Heights. You’ll now find a mix of national retail stores plus mom-and-pop shops in the neighborhood.
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