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348 Apartments for rent in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

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Embassy Tower
1620 Fuller St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$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 23 at 12:20pm
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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 23 at 12:20pm
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$1,795
1 Bedroom
$2,280
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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 23 at 12:20pm
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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 23 at 12:20pm
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$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 23 at 07:19am
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 Harper
1919 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 05:08am
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$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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The Santa Rosa
1712 17th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 05:04am
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$3,395
This community's apartments feature full-size washer and dryers along with private balconies or patios. There are shopping options and public transportation stops along nearby 16th Street. Utilities are included along with a furnished courtyard.
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Ravenel
1610 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 02:25pm
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$1,535
1 Bedroom
$2,330
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
Situated between Dupont and Logan Circle, Ravenel Apartments is an upscale offering in central D.C. Parking provision, pet-friendly policies, and lobby and maintenance services on site. Near the best entertainment and nightlife that Washington has.
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The Vintage on 16th St DC
3146 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:21pm
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$1,795
1 Bedroom
$2,095
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Units have quartz countertops, custom kitchen cabinetry, and front load washer and dryer. Tenants have access to 24-hour fitness center, game room, and club room. Rooftop dog run, sunbathing deck, grill area, bike room.
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1900 Lamont
1900 Lamont St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$1,650
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Spacious apartments situated in a secure, well-maintained building on Lamont Street, near the National Zoological Park. Apartments feature air conditioning, hardwood floors, kitchen appliances and large windows. On-site laundry and 24-hour maintenance available.
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The Parkhill
1610 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 22 at 11:10pm
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$1,500
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$1,800
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The Mission Apartments
1350 R St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$6,500
Community amenities include concierge, rooftop sundeck and grill. Residents enjoy stainless steel appliances, expansive windows and dishwasher. Located near shopping and the Shaw-Howard University Metro stop.
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2000 Connecticut
2000 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 19 at 05:10am
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$2,050
1 Bedroom
$2,195
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
Close to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW, the recently renovated 2000 Connecticut complex brings together stylish granite counters and walk-in closets with the benefits of a 24-hour gym and full valet service.
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1630 Park
1630 Park Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:18pm
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$1,475
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2 Bedrooms
$2,568
Residents love the on-site parking, controlled access and convenient laundry at 1630 Park. Modern kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances and granite counters. In vibrant Columbia Heights, just blocks from the metro and bordering Adams Morgan.
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The Shelburne
1631 S St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:25pm
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$1,375
1 Bedroom
$2,175
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments near Dupont Circle and a five-minute walk from the metro. Pet-friendly community includes 24-hour controlled access and emergency maintenance, clothing care center, bike storage and more.
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The Swift at Petworth Metro
3828 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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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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New Hampshire House
3728 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,725
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
Near the Metro bus line, area shops, and restaurants. This renovated community features hardwood floors, updated appliances, and extra storage. Pet-friendly. Bike storage provided. On-site laundry available.
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Sixteen Hundred
1600 16th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$1,699
1 Bedroom
$2,261
Just a short walk from Dupont Circle Metro Station. Also near fine dining restaurants and upscale shops. Floor plans feature hardwood floors, air conditioning and walk-in closets. On-site laundry, package concierge and 24-hour maintenance available.
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The Park Crest
2070 Belmont Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 16 at 03:39am
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1 Bedroom
$1,925
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
The Park Crest is a 1922 building that offers patios, granite counters, hardwood floors, balconies, on-site laundry and a sought-after location in the historic Kalorama neighborhood, near Connecticut Avenue and Dupont Circle.
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2620 16th Street
2620 16th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:21pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,780
This community is located in the heart of the city in a walkable neighborhood. Apartments feature oversized windows with a view and updates. Reserved parking provided. Controlled access building.
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Meridian Hill
2359 Ontario Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$1,599
1 Bedroom
$1,899
Newly renovated apartments featuring natural wood flooring, gourmet kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, and oversized closets. In Columbia Heights within short walking distance of Piney Branch Park.
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New Quin
811 Quincy Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 01:05pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,775
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
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Fahrenheit
3930 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated April 23 at 12:20pm
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$2,540
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Fahrenheit, in D.C.'s upmarket Petworth, is the epitome of high-end living: granite counters, walk-in closets, hardwood floors and more. Close to the most fashionable cafes and eateries, this place is dangerously cool.
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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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