Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C., United States. Columbia Heights is known for its diversity, housing stock, major retailers, “splendid panoramic view of downtown DC,” and a thriving restaurant scene. In 2016, The Wall Street Journal recognized “Washington D.C.’s thriving Columbia Heights neighborhood.”
In the early 1920s, jazz musician and composer Duke Ellington lived in Columbia Heights. After turmoil during the 1970s and 1980s, Columbia Heights has been cited as an example of “how a mixed-income, multiracial community can begin to stabilize.”
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