Columbia Heights: DC’s Most Diverse Neighborhood!
The Hottest Properties Aren’t Houses
Housing in Columbia Heights reflects its mix of residents. There’s a wide variety of options, from big new condo buildings and majestic four-story row houses to smaller, older multi-family structures, more humble row houses, and public housing complexes.
Less than a decade ago, Columbia Heights was a place to get a bargain home, or to live like a king as a renter in a huge row house. But things have changed: the area’s popularity means deals are now harder to come by. These days, it might be easier, said Jen Angotti, an agent with Long & Foster, to think of the neighborhood as comparable to Logan Circle or Adams Morgan, and calculate prices accordingly.
But while the neighborhood has some impressive row houses around its center that hover in the $1 million range, smaller row homes lying to the north and east tend to be less expensive than what you would find in the aforementioned neighborhoods. Three-bedroom homes sell for an average of $305,000, and four-bedrooms go for around $500,000.
Local Realtor pointed out that the hottest properties in the area tend to be new condo units, not single-family homes. The area is also home to a number of row houses that have been converted into three or four-unit projects, and in general, studios sell for just under $200,000, one-bedrooms go for an average of $287,500, and two-bedroom units sell for around $441,875.
Columbia Heights is also a very popular place for renters. Some of the big buildings that were initially designed to be condos wound up as apartment buildings instead, and a number of the area’s row houses serve as group homes or other rentals. “The further you go [from the Metro], the less expensive it is,”Local Realtor. It’s possible to find a one-bedroom rental for around $1,000 a month, but most run for closer to $1,500. Two-bedroom apartments go for anywhere from $1,700 to $2,700. However, if all you are looking for is to rent a room in a group house, that can certainly be found for less than $1,000 a month.
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