View Columbia Heights Borders in a larger map
I've been in a bit of an argument with a commenter on this post, and it made me think -- how do people see Columbia Heights? The commenter argues that 14th Street is barely in Columbia Heights, and that the neighborhood stretches all the way to North Capitol Street. They base the argument on the fact that the city has a tax assessment district called Columbia Heights that goes that far.
However, my point is the tax assessment districts aren't really neighborhood boundaries. For example, if you live in Shaw or Logan Circle, your tax assessment district is "Old City I" or "Old City II." No one uses those names. And Adams Morgan, for example, isn't listed at all, it's part of some other district.
The map above is how I see the boundaries of Columbia Heights and surrounding neighborhoods -- what do you think of them? You can click them to see which is which.
I touched on this issue before when the Pleasant Plains Neighborhood Association claimed that pretty much everywhere was part of Pleasant Plains and not Columbia Heights.
To me, Columbia Heights goes from 16th Street east to about Georgia, and Spring Road south to U or Florida. Since the neighborhood was named for Columbian College, which was on Meridian Hill (15th to 16th) that would make sense. West of 16th and north of Harvard Street is Mt. Pleasant. West of 16th and south of Harvard is Adams Morgan. On the other side, Pleasant Plains goes from Georgia east to about 4th Street, south of about Columbia or Irving, including Howard U. North of that is Park View.
But that's my impression. Yours?