Columbia Heights is a neighborhood in Northwest Washington, D.C. In 2016, the Wall Street Journal mentioned "Washington D.C.’s thriving Columbia Heights neighborhood." Columbia Heights is known for its diversity, housing stock major retailers, splendid panoramic view of downtown DC, and a thriving restaurant scene. In the early 1920s, jazz legend Duke Ellington lived in Columbia Heights. Despite turmoil during the 1970s and 1980s,Columbia Heights has been cited as an example of "how a mixed-income, multiracial community can begin to stabilize.