330 Apartments for rent in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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Highland Park at Columbia Heights Metro
1400 Irving St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 01:16pm
1 Bedroom
$1,975
2 Bedrooms
$2,890
Pet-friendly property located close to 16th Street Park, the Columbia Heights Station, shops and bars. Features in-unit laundry, patio or balcony, and granite countertops. Onsite amenities include double-floor fitness center and rooftop deck.
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1350 Florida Avenue
1350 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:28pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
Modern apartment homes in a great D.C. location. One-bedroom floor plans with gourmet kitchens, soaring ceilings and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy fantastic views from the rooftop deck.
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Holmead
3435 Holmead Pl NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:46pm
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$1,450
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A modern community within a short drive of shopping and restaurants. Garage parking available. This is a pet-friendly community. Updated interiors with hardwood floors and new appliances. On-site laundry service.
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Park Triangle
1375 Kenyon St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:12pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,005
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Experience urban flair combined with modern features and amenities such as a concierge, clubhouse, media room and guest suite. Apartments are stylish, with granite counters, in-unit laundry, stainless steel appliances and patio/balcony.
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View 14
2303 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 02:25pm
Studio
$1,976
1 Bedroom
$2,357
2 Bedrooms
$3,763
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Trellis House
2323 Sherman Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 09:40am
Studio
$1,908
1 Bedroom
$2,192
2 Bedrooms
$3,227
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ame at Meridian Hill
2601 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 09:40am
Studio
$1,975
1 Bedroom
$2,374
2 Bedrooms
$3,409
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Allegro
3460 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 09:40am
Studio
$2,383
1 Bedroom
$1,724
2 Bedrooms
$3,026
Units have hardwood floors, granite counters and stainless steel refrigerators. In-unit laundry. Beautiful outdoor area with grills, fire pits and sitting areas. Fitness center with yoga classes.
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Cromwell Apartments
1515 Ogden St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 01:21pm
Studio
$1,300
1 Bedroom
$1,657
Situated in Columbia Heights, a vibrant neighborhood just off 16th Street NW. Pet-friendly studio and 1-bedroom apartment homes featuring hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpeting. Residents' amenities include an on-site laundry, package concierge and 24-hour maintenance.
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The Park Monroe Apartments
3300 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 05:08am
Studio
$1,625
1 Bedroom
$1,795
Close to two parks and the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Renovated units with sweeping city views, granite counters, appliances and hardwood flooring. Community gym and courtyard. Nonsmoking facility.
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Highview & Castle Manor
2505 13th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
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$1,550
1 Bedroom
$1,946
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Located in Columbia Heights and close by to Meridian Hill Park. On-site laundry, gym, bike storage and 24-hour maintenance. Units include hardwood floors, patio/balcony and walk-in closets.
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Columbia Uptown Apartments
1375 Fairmont St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
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2 Bedrooms
$2,420
Conveniently situated just steps from Columbia Heights Metro stop. On-site laundry, courtyard and parking just a few features of luxury community. Recently renovated units offer dishwasher, granite counters and stainless steel appliances.
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Arcade Sunshine
713 Lamont Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:29pm
Studio
$1,770
1 Bedroom
$2,135
2 Bedrooms
$2,855
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Richman Towers
3055 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
Studio
$1,515
1 Bedroom
$1,995
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Newly renovated, spacious layout features eat-in kitchen and walk-in closets. On-site professional management and controlled access for security. Located a few minutes away from the Metro with parks, fine dining, retail and nightlife nearby.
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Kenyon House
1349 Kenyon St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 01:06pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
Located near shops and eateries. Updated interiors with hardwood floors, central air, and stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops and high ceilings in each home. Ample green space.
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Oaklawn Terrace
3620 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
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$1,600
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Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments conveniently located near Columbia Heights Metro stop. Varied floor plans with hardwood floors, air conditioning and on-site laundry. Easy access to Piney Branch Parkway.
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Isabella
1483 Newton St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
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$1,599
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Controlled access community close to Powell Recreation Center, Giant Food, and numerous restaurants. Oversized units with private patios/balconies, fully equipped kitchens, and HVAC with individual thermostats.
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Park Road Courts
1346 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,950
Located just moments from the Target shopping center and Powell Recreation Center, this community offers green cleaning and recycling facilities. Units equipped with hardwood flooring, large carpets, and high ceilings.
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Fitzgerald
3625 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 01:06pm
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$1,600
1 Bedroom
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The Carraway
1575 Spring Place Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 01:06pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
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Monroe Towers
3501 13th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
1 Bedroom
$2,179
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
Conveniently located off the Yellow and Green Metro lines close to Howard University. Historic building with on-site laundry facilities, a recycling center, and a controlled access bicycle room.
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The Century
2651 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated May 24 at 12:16pm
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$2,100
1 Bedroom
$2,200
2 Bedrooms
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Majestic
3200 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 13 at 12:21am
Studio
$1,549
1 Bedroom
$1,949
Airy, light-filled apartments with architectural detail in Mount Pleasant. Just moments away from the Columbia Heights Metro, these homes are filled with classic elegance of historic D.C.
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Tivoli Gardens
1445 Ogden St NW
Washington, DC
Updated December 28 at 10:18pm
Studio
$1,325
1 Bedroom
$1,500
City GuideColumbia Heights
Columbia Heights is where you go when diversity is more than just a buzzword. You’ll see diversity in action here, since the neighborhood welcomes all ages, races, and income levels. But for all their differences, the residents here share similar appreciation for walkable neighborhoods, patio bars and a neighborhood that’s just edgy enough to be cool.

Transportation

  • Metro (trains and buses)
  • Biking
  • Walkable
  • Driving

Demographics

  • Diverse
  • Age range: 25-34

Close to:

  • Howard University
  • National Mall
  • National Zoo

Contains:

  • Columbia Heights Metro Station
  • DC USA
  • Banneker Community Center
  • Capital Bikeshare
  • Tivoli Theatre
  • Mexican Cultural Institute

Columbia Heights in three words: Dynamic, Relaxed, Artsy

On the northwest side of DC lies Columbia Heights, a neighborhood that has been undergoing a steady transition from an overlooked enclave to one of the hippest places to be. Cultural centers pay homage to the neighborhood’s history, while new development makes the area attractive to artists, young professionals and business owners alike. This is where you’ll find the hidden heartbeat of the city.

Culture and retail, side by side: this is the neighborhood in a nutshell. A key part of the revitalization efforts for this neighborhood included the creation of DC USA, a three-level, 890,000-square-foot shopping complex. Because DC USA has the only Target store in the entire city of Washington, D.C., the neighborhood attracts a lot of visitors from elsewhere in the city.

A lot of people who actually live in Columbia Heights don’t bother getting a car of their own because they just don’t need it. Most of the area is walkable and the metro station at 14th and Irving Sts. NW gives you access to get anywhere else in the city by train or bus. You’ll see a lot of people walking or biking in this busy neighborhood.

Columbia Heights is the perfect mix of urban and residential. Live in one of the multi-colored row houses and you’ll feel like the shopping areas are miles away, even though they’re within a short walk. Even the stores don’t look like the typical big-box strip mall blocks that you’d find in a sprawling suburb. You can walk to a yoga class at BloomBars or chow down on authentic Mexican tacos and tortas at Taqueria Distrito Federal.

The area’s most popular streets are Park Road and 11th Street, where new businesses are cropping up all the time. Meridian Pint is a great place for a modern twist on the classic burger and a beer. The Blue Parka is a non-profit, volunteer-run venue that hosts occasional shows by great blues artists.

When you feel like an upscale night at a wine bar, Room 11 has you covered. But if drinking a micro-brew among the young and tattooed is more your style, you’ll feel right at home at Wonderland Ballroom. The Looking Glass Lounge is the kind of old-school neighborhood bar where you can chill after work without having to impress anyone.

Columbia Heights has seen its fortunes rise and fall and rise again over the past 100 years. It was home to some of Washington’s wealthiest and most powerful people in the early 1900s. By mid-century, Columbia Heights was the stomping ground for notables like Duke Ellington (who bought his first home here) and Marvin Gaye, an alumni of Cardozo High School. It was one of the most welcoming neighborhoods for successful African Americans, since it was just next door to Howard University.

When you say “Columbia Heights” to someone today, a few people still remember the area’s negative rep from decades ago. The neighborhood had some rough years during the civil rights era and some people got scared away. Once people saw its potential again, developers hit the ground running to bring it back to life. You won’t be the first to discover the many treasures to be found here, from the Mexican Cultural Institute to vegan goodies at Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats.

You can still see signs of the neighborhood’s glamorous past when you look closely. The Tivoli Theatre was originally built for a cost over $1 million, which was an astronomical sum in 1924. With ornate Italian Renaissance architecture, it was one of the city’s most elegant movie theaters until it closed in the 1970s. But like the rest of the neighborhood itself, the Tivoli has made a comeback. Today it’s home to the GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinAmericanos) Hispanic Theatre, a group celebrates Hispanic heritage through the arts. The Tivoli building is also home to a few retail and restaurant storefronts.

Quickly growing into a destination neighborhood while still being up-and-coming enough to be affordable, Columbia Heights welcomes those whose budgets are suited to sharing a basement apartment with a roommate as well as those who want a million-dollar condo on 15th Street. You’ll brush shoulders with your neighbors at the Columbia Heights Farmers Market on Saturday mornings as you sample wares from local artisans and food trucks. There’s a sense that everybody belongs.

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