Apartments Near Columbia Heights
As with any city continuing its urban sprawl, over the years neighborhoods develop and evolve into new, bustling, go-to destinations. This is the case with Washington D.C.’s Columbia Heights. Though it has always had a bit of an edge — it was once home to legendary jazz musician Duke Ellington — it’s seen a bit of a resurgence in recent years. The biggest difference between it and other up-and-coming neighborhoods around the country is that it managed to maintain a very diverse group of residents, from ethnic backgrounds to financial standings. So you know when you choose one of the many apartments near Columbia Heights, you’ll be living in an area that fully encompasses all that is Washington, D.C. Plus, in addition to the inclusive mix of residents, there are a ton of things to do.
Stock up at Farmers Markets
Lovers of fresh, local foods can rejoice. Every Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., May through October (and Wednesdays, 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., April through December) a farmers market sets up shop at the Civic Plaza on Park Road NW and 14th Street. There you’ll find more than 20 vendors selling everything from meats — chicken, beef, pork, goat, and even rabbit — to fresh-baked breads, and produce galore. You can even find specialty foods like just-made smoothies and Argentinian empanadas.
Imbibe During Happy Hour
What’s a hip neighborhood without a copious selection of happy-hour spots? Head to 11th Street and you’ll be greeted with an abundance of options. There’s Meridian Pint, the place to go for if you’re all about craft beer. To boot, the place is all about environmental sustainability; much of their decor and equipment is made from recycled or reclaimed material and the bulk of their waste is composted. Just up the block, Maple serves up buy-one-get-one mimosas and bloody marys during their Sunday brunches. And in the other direction is The Wonderland Ballroom, with its collection of eclectic tsotchkes and antique signs serving as decor.
Travel Made Easy
Smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood is a metro stop with two train lines — yellow and green — that can quickly whisk you away into the city’s downtown, planting you just steps from many of the best museums, like the Newseum, International Spy Museum, and National Portrait Gallery. Plus, an easy transfer to the red line takes you deeper into downtown, with stops adjacent to the White House and to famed Dupont Circle. So exploring D.C., or showing visiting friends all that your home has to offer, is a breeze. Plus, back home bus stops also abound, helping those without cars (or the environmentally inclined) to get around locally with little difficulty.
Fill up on Good Eats
While this neighborhood may fly under the radar as far as tourism is concerned, it’s no stranger to a slew of delectable eateries serving up a wide range of ethnically diverse dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for Cuban, Dominican, Italian, or even Laotian cuisine, there’s something for everyone. And new restaurants are constantly popping up, keeping the scene fresh and exciting. Most of the area’s best restaurants are immediately surrounding the giant shopping center by the metro station. Head to Pho Viet on 14th Street NW for a steaming bowl of — you guessed it — pho, a Vietnamese soup that can really bring the heat. Thip Khao is the place to go for a Laotian meal, a style not easily found stateside. For something lighter and simpler, Le Caprice is a bakery stockpiled with scrumptious homemade bread and pastries; splurge on a rich chocolate croissant, and balance it out with a piping hot cup of espresso, for an unforgettable afternoon pick-me-up. With so many options, these spots barely scratch the surface. Exploring the area on foot is one of the best ways to become even more familiar with the local offerings.
Beyond that, just steps beyond your apartment near Columbia Heights, activities abound. Get ready to explore and experience all the sights, sounds, and tastes of this trendy, always evolving neighborhood.
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