Columbia Heights Real Estate For Sale
Columbia Heights homes for sale in Washington, DC have experienced many changes over time, and continue to evolve. Located in the northwestern part of the district, adjacent to Adams Morgan, the neighborhood was a country estate with farm land in the 1700's. The 1800's brought new development, including the George Washington University campus. Residential development began in earnest after the Civil War, with mansions and streetcars. The construction of large apartment buildings and row houses began to shift the tone of the neighborhood and by the post World War II era.
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In recent years, the DC gentrification trend has had a measurable effect on the Columbia Heights real estate market with numerous restoration and condo conversion projects. New mixed-used developments are being built and the area has become vibrant and architecturally innovative without losing its sense of history. Home sales are dominated by the condo and co-op market with a median list price of $429,900 and a sales price of $402,000. There is also a substantial rental market in the neighborhood.
Row houses are the most common properties for sale in Columbia Heights and contribute heavily to the neighborhood's signature look. The variety of architecture adds the the area's character, including the boxy Federal style, ornate Victorian/Eastlake designs, Petworth with its mission influence, and finally Eclectic, which combines elements of the other styles. The area experienced a period of urban decline beginning around 1970, with many of the distinctive buildings falling into disrepair. A city-backed revitalization movement began in 1999, aided by the opening of a new Metro rail station. A real estate rebound followed as Columbia Height's famous row houses were restored to their former glory.
Columbia Height's central location adds to its appeal. The downtown area is only minutes away and many residents enjoy commuting to work and school by bicycle. The neighborhood is bounded by Spring Road to the north, 11th Street to the east, Florida Avenue to the south and 16th Street to the west. There are numerous school choices for young families, including several notable charter schools. New residents will also enjoy the array of restaurant and retail options.
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Listing information last updated on April 18th, 2019 at 12:04pm EDT.