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Columbia Heights

With commanding views of the city and a fashionable reputation, Columbia Heights is one of DC’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods.

Welcome to Columbia Heights

Diversity and urban flair in a stylish DC neighborhood

With commanding views of the city and a fashionable reputation, Columbia Heights is one of DC’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Developed in the early 1900s as a streetcar community, today Columbia Heights cultivates a spirit of ingenuity and enterprise which weaves throughout the city. 14th Street serves as the gathering place for farmers’ markets, cultural events, and quaint boutiques, and 11th Street buzzes with chef-driven bistros and innovative cuisine. While Columbia Heights boasts a thriving bar and bistro scene, the pace here is decidedly relaxed and residents appreciate the quiet nights and friendly atmosphere. Elegant row homes, masterfully restored and updated, dot leafy side streets, while sleek new construction condos offer top floor views and luxe amenities. A true melting pot of culture, heritage, and modern innovation, Columbia Heights charms residents with its chic urban style, diverse community, and laid-back, warm welcome. 
The culinary scene in Columbia Heights is vibrant, with global tastes and exotic pairings mixing with celebrity chefs and quaint family-owned cafes. Chef Seng Luangrath and Chef Bobby Pradachith showcase spicy Laotian dishes and classic cocktails at Thip Khao, a sleek eatery with fresh, colorful dishes, while Chef Henji Cheung’s playful and creative takes on Cantonese cuisine dazzle at Queen's English. Partner Sarah Thompson’s extensive natural wine program perfectly pairs with the innovative menu. Over at Bad Saint, Chef Tom Cunanan captivates guests with a taste of the Philippines. With one of the largest mezcal selections in the region, El Chucho offers creative twists on classic margaritas and taqueria fare. Settle in on the rooftop patio and enjoy outstanding tacos and panoramic views of the city. Shopping is a breeze at DC USA, an airy, modern complex featuring coveted retailers and restaurants, while the Columbia Heights Farmers’ Market provides a vibrant community gathering place to spend Saturday mornings. Find artisan pastries, organic vegetables, and the freshest local ingredients from nearby farms. Committed to enriching the relationship between Mexico and the United States, the Mexican Cultural Institute shares Mexico’s vibrant cultural past and present with the local community through artistic exhibits, holiday events, culinary classes, and more. 

Columbia Heights is home to the outstanding District of Columbia Public School System, as well as several top private academies, including Sacred Heart Catholic School, which teaches elementary school students in both Spanish and English language classes.
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