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339 Apartments for rent in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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514 PARK ROAD NW
514 Park Road Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
4 Bedrooms
$4,300
1417 CHAPIN STREET NW
1417 Chapin Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
1249 KENYON STREET NW
1249 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:11pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
733 PRINCETON PLACE NW
733 Princeton Place Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
3 Bedrooms
$4,500
1418 EUCLID STREET NW
1418 Euclid Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:11pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
2750 14TH STREET NW
2750 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
1 Bedroom
$2,250
2 Bedrooms
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2608 SHERMAN AVENUE NW
2608 Sherman Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
1 Bedroom
$1,695
540 HOBART PLACE NW
540 Hobart Place Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
773 HARVARD ST NW
773 Harvard Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
4 Bedrooms
$4,793
3222 WARDER ST NW #1
3222 Warder Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
3005 Sherman Ave NW
3005 Sherman Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:16pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
608 KENYON ST NW
608 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,990
1416 NW MERIDIAN PL NW #B
1416 Meridian Pl NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 05:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,550
1414 Belmont St NW Apt 401
1414 Belmont Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:16pm
1 Bedroom
$2,550
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1500 Mass
1500 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:49pm
Studio
$1,622
1 Bedroom
$1,950
1500 Mass is in the middle of three distinguished DC neighborhoods: Dupont Circle, Golden Triangle and Logan Circle. Walking distance from the Dupont Circle Metro, 1500 Mass offers in-unit laundry facilities, garages and hardwood floors.
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Miramar Apartments
1301 15th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:49pm
1 Bedroom
$1,550
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1630 R Street Apartments
1630 R St
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:46pm
Studio
$1,875
1 Bedroom
$1,999
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
Situated in the desirable Dupont Circle neighborhood. Apartments boast oversized windows and Berber carpets. On-site laundry room and fitness center. Residents enjoy living close to 17th Street with its diverse selection of restaurants and bars.
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The Colonel
1250 9th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:22pm
Studio
$1,905
1 Bedroom
$2,275
2 Bedrooms
$3,975
Historically inspired interiors delight in downtown D.C. Pet-friendly apartments with eco-friendly features, walk-in closets and wood floors. In the up-and-coming 9th Street corridor with art galleries, bars and restaurants nearby.
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The Shay
1921 8th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:16pm
Studio
$1,977
1 Bedroom
$2,179
2 Bedrooms
$3,185
Stylish and contemporary apartments in a lively neighborhood packed with restaurants, bars and stores. Studio to two-bedroom units feature stainless steel appliances, laundry facilities and patio/balcony. Gym, pool and parking on site. Pets are welcome.
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The Cloisters
100 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:16pm
1 Bedroom
$1,770
2 Bedrooms
$2,130
3 Bedrooms
$3,025
Located next to Trinity College and near Washington DC VA Medical Center. In-unit laundry. Open floor plans makes entertaining easy. One- and two-bedroom units available.
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14W Apartments
1315 W St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:16pm
Studio
$2,800
1 Bedroom
$2,525
2 Bedrooms
$3,595
Contemporary design with every convenience, featuring high-end finishes and European wide-plank flooring. Spacious layout with ample storage. On-site amenities include a rooftop terrace and yoga studio. Located in a vibrant new community.
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2112 New Hampshire Avenue
2112 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:15pm
1 Bedroom
$1,840
Beautifully appointed interior recently renovated with special details, such as dressing area, full bath, granite counters and hardwood floors. Marvelous views from the patio/balcony and apartment roof garden. Prime downtown location, pet-friendly.
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Corcoran at 14th
1350 Corcoran Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 06:05pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,349
2 Bedrooms
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Located in a charming community within walking distance of shops and dining. On-site sky lounge and rooftop grill with soaring views. Each home features designer finishes including quartz countertops and washers and dryers.
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The Flats at Dupont Circle
2000 N St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 25 at 07:49pm
Studio
$1,951
1 Bedroom
$2,645
2 Bedrooms
$4,261
Spacious apartments with gas stoves, walk-in closets and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include 24-hour gym, laundry, concierge and maintenance services. Pool, hot tub and yoga studio. Pet-friendly and green community. Located SW of Dupont Circle.
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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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