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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia with a population of 8,399. Columbia Heights is in Arlington County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. In Columbia Heights, most residents rent their homes. In Columbia Heights there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Columbia Heights and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Columbia Heights are highly rated.
About Columbia Heights...
Population
8,399

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$309,439
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,631
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Columbia Heights Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,050
National
$55,322
Families with Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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