Columbia Heights

Alive with activity, Columbia Heights is one of DC’s most diverse, dense and urban neighborhoods with more than 35,900 residents.

The catalysts fueling this vibrant transformation includes the development of several major retailers, a revived arts scene and exciting new residential projects. The commercial heart of the neighborhood features more than 640,000 SF of retail and restaurants.

Great Streets Retail Small Business Grants

14th Street and the surrounding commercial corridors are designated Great Streets corridors. As funds become available small businesses can apply for grants to cover capital improvements and certain soft costs. In 2017, up to $50,000 was awarded per location.

11th Street – Home to Independent Entrepreneurs

Several independent restaurants, cafes, and taverns such as Bad Saint, The Coupe, Maple, Meridian Pint, Odd Provisions, RedRocks, and Room 11 have opened in recent years.

Celebrated Restaurants

Bad Saint was listed as #2 Best New Restaurant in the U.S. in 2016 by Bon Appetit and made Michelin’s Bib Gourmand guide along with Thip Khao.


Population Growth within one mile (2010–2016)

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*All demographic data is for within 0.5 miles.