Columbia Heights listings have increased, in fact doubled, in recent months from a low in March of about 14 active listings to about 31 listings in May, according to RealEstate Business Intelligence.
Columbia Heights is a sought-after Northwest neighborhood for its proximity to Adams Morgan and U Street but with slightly more affordable pricing and slightly larger properties, including a slew of condos. Listings in Columbia Heights, which borders Shaw and Park View, are also very close to Rock Creek Park and Dupont Circle.
Public high schools in Columbia Heights include Cardozo High School, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Bell Multicultural Senior High School and Booker T. Washington Public Charger School for Technical Arts. Lincoln Middle School is also here, along with three elementary schools.
Columbia Heights has been dubbed a “gentrifying” neighborhood in the District, meaning that it is in a period of transition in which local demographics are changing and development is improving the area with grocery stores, retailers and restaurants along with homes.
Current listings in Columbia Heights include a two-bedroom, two-bathroom, condo for $249,000 at 1438 Meridian Place. Although at 650 square feet, the second bedroom is more like a den. This property offers bike storage and is only two blocks from the Metro.
Nearby, another condo among listings in Columbia Heights is a 634-square-foot, two-bedroom unit at 1438 Meridian Place NW, listed for $329,500. This renovated condo has hardwood floors and granite countertops with a private patio. Its condo fee is $257 per month, which includes a master insurance policy, reserve funds, water and sewer.
And a two-story condo at 1328 Park Road NW feels more like a townhome. This property is listed for $599,000 and boasts 1,675 square feet of living, with hardwood floors and 12-foot ceilings throughout. It has a bay window, fireplace, two master bedrooms and a loft space. But homebuyers who want traditional townhomes are sure to find plenty of options among listings in Columbia Heights.