Today it’s grown into a vibrant community in its own right with several corporate headquarters and a high-density downtown.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in DC, boasting its largest residential historic district.
Columbia Heights began as a fashionable community with a commanding view of the city.
It became Embassy Row after the stock market crash emptied the mansions and foreign governments moved in.
The neighborhood’s evolution continues today as developers push new retail and condominiums further eastward.