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348 Apartments for rent in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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Griffin
3801 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
1 Bedroom
$1,925
2 Bedrooms
$2,665
Situated conveniently just steps from Petworth Metro. Hardwood floors, quartz countertops and in-unit laundry in all units. Luxury pet-friendly community has controlled building access in lobby and underground parking.
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The Palisades
1464 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,620
Located between Rhode Island Ave NW and N St NW near Thomas Circle Park. Experience granite counters, hardwood floors and dishwasher in every unit. Recently renovated pet-friendly property offers convenient amenities, including BBQ grill and parking.
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2100 Connecticut
2100 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,769
2 Bedrooms
$2,935
Stylish 1-2 bedroom apartments in Kalorama, a vibrant neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Floor plans feature private patios or balconies. Residents have access to a fitness center, onsite laundry and rooftop deck with BBQ grills.
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President Madison
1908 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,607
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2 Bedrooms
$2,874
In the heart of Adams Morgan and just a short stroll away from Dupont Circle with all its boutique shops, restaurants and Metro station. Courtyard, gym, parking, on-site laundry and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly.
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The Paramount Apartments
829 Quincy St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,804
2 Bedrooms
$2,382
Elegant, pet-friendly apartment building in an upscale neighborhood. Close to Metro station, Safeway, many stores and restaurants. Units have laundry hook-ups, hardwood floors and walk-in closets.
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Gelmarc Towers
1930 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
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$1,475
1 Bedroom
$1,930
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
In the heart of an urban area in a walkable community. Near the Woodley Park Metro. Homes are spacious, with oversized windows, parquet flooring and walk-in closets. On-site laundry, maintenance and covered parking.
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2112 New Hampshire Avenue
2112 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 01:18am
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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Elysium Fourteen
1925 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
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1 Bedroom
$3,150
2 Bedrooms
$5,499
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Berkshire 15
2011 15th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
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$1,888
1 Bedroom
$2,415
2 Bedrooms
$3,372
Luxury apartments with a lobby, concierge services, roof deck and 15 unique units. Prime location in the U Street Corridor close to Howard Theater. Units have floor-to-ceiling windows and are pet-friendly.
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Jefferson Marketplace
1550 7th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:21pm
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$2,159
1 Bedroom
$2,485
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Close to Shaw-Howard University and Mount Vernon Square metro stations. Stylish 1- and 2-bedroom apartments featuring modern kitchens with white granite countertops and energy-efficient appliances. Luxury amenities include a rooftop pool, fitness center and outdoor mezzanine.
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Newport West Apartments
1415 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
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$2,050
1 Bedroom
$2,100
2 Bedrooms
$2,950
Located near 14th St. in an active and vibrant location. These two-story apartments feature controlled access and a balcony. On-site amenities include a rooftop deck, pool, and laundry facilities.
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The Hepburn
1901 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 09:37am
Studio
$2,290
1 Bedroom
$3,105
2 Bedrooms
$4,155
Classically modern units with stainless steel appliances and panoramic views. Tenants get access to a shuffle board, conference room and business center. Right near historic Dupont Circle. Easy access to D.C. metro.
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Ashton Judiciary Square
750 3rd Street Nw
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
1 Bedroom
$3,286
2 Bedrooms
$4,964
3 Bedrooms
$6,530
In NW DC, these one- to three-bedroom apartments include a concierge, a resident lounge, open floor plans, amazing views and high ceilings. The luxury boutique community is close to Logan Circle and public transportation.
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The Swift at Petworth Metro
3828 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:17pm
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$1,700
1 Bedroom
$2,100
2 Bedrooms
$2,825
Ideally situated near Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station. Stylish apartment community offering panoramic views of the National Cathedral and Washington Monument. Residents' amenities include a courtyard, gym and rooftop terrace with BBQ grilling stations.
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Chalfonte
1601 Argonne Pl NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,534
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$2,640
Spacious apartment homes await in desirable Adams Morgan, minutes from the National Zoo. Interiors offer open living plans and gourmet kitchens in the historic building. A 24-hour gym, on-site laundry and parking available.
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Embassy Tower
1620 Fuller St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,905
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
Many interior upgrades including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, USB charging outlets, and in-unit laundry facilities. Just minutes from Meridian Hill Park and the Smithsonian.
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Diplomat
2420 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,622
1 Bedroom
$2,054
Quiet and scenic location adjacent to Meridian Hill Park, minutes from two Metro stops. Historic building with modern amenities including gym and laundry. Stylish, bright apartments with gourmet kitchens.
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1841 Columbia
1841 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,795
1 Bedroom
$2,280
2 Bedrooms
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Distinctive green community just blocks from Dupont Circle. Controlled access building with a concierge and elevator. Spacious units with large windows, custom cabinets, high ceilings, and natural stone countertops.
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The Phoenix
1421 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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$1,499
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Convenience is king with all utilities included in the rental price. Recently renovated, interiors include never-used kitchens, bright living spaces and new floors. The downtown location is on Thomas Circle near the Metro.
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The Biltmore
1940 Biltmore St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 21 at 12:16pm
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2 Bedrooms
$3,225
Situated in a historic building in Kalorama Triangle and close to Woodley Park metro station. Floor plans feature light-filled living rooms with restored hardwood floors, modern kitchens with pantries, and spacious bedrooms with large closets.
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The Regent
1640 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 17 at 08:08am
1 Bedroom
$2,750
2 Bedrooms
$3,650
Step up to luxury in Dupont Circle. These units offer the finest in luxury amenities and location. Apartments have lots of light and hardwood flooring. Close to dining, shopping and entertainment.
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The Hudson and DeSoto
1425 P St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 06:29am
Studio
$2,020
1 Bedroom
$2,790
2 Bedrooms
$3,155
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DeSoto
1445 P St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 06:28am
Studio
$2,020
1 Bedroom
$2,790
2 Bedrooms
$3,155
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The Harper
1919 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 05:08am
Studio
$1,925
1 Bedroom
$2,225
Fantastic location between T and U streets in the heart of Washington. Luxury apartments with in-unit laundry and patio/balcony. All utilities included. Community features parking garage, coffee bar and clubhouse for residents.
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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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