There's a neighborhood called Meridian Hill? Via the City Paper's Housing Complex blog, I found this article on DCMud, a real estate blog, about a new affordable condo building at 14th and Chapin. It sounds like a nice project, and is replacing a vacant lot (seen here).
However, here's the part that caught my eye: "The project joins two other planned developments, Nehemiah Center and 14 W (the latter two sitting idle, for now), in the Meridian Hill neighborhood, equidistant from the Columbia Heights and U Street Metro stations."
The Meridian Hill neighborhood? That's the first I've heard of this. It sort of makes sense, as Columbia Heights is a big area, but then again, that's also just as easily called south Columbia Heights. For example, the South Columbia Heights Neighborhood Association meets a block to the west on 15th Street, across the street from Meridian Hill Park. There is a Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association, though I don't really hear about them much. Plus Columbia Heights was named for Columbian College, which was located on Meridian Hill.
What do you think? Part of Columbia Heights, or its own thing? Do people who live in that area say they live in Meridian Hill? A commenter on a related Greater Greater Washignton post says they do, but I've never heard it.