Interstate 694 passes by north of Columbia Heights in nearby Fridley. Central Avenue (Minnesota Highway 65) and University Avenue (Minnesota Highway 47) are the main thoroughfares through town.
A few Metro Transit  bus routes serve Columbia Heights. The Columbia Heights Transit Center is the main bus station for the city.
Heights Theater, 3951 Central Ave NE (at 40th Ave), ☎ +1 763 788-9079, . Single-screen movie theater with a live pipe organ.
The Vegetarian, 4022 Central Ave NE (between 40th and 41st Aves), ☎ +1 763 782-9678. Tu-Th 11AM-2:30PM and 5PM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-2:30PM and 5PM-9:30PM, Su 11AM-2:30PM and 5PM-9PM. Vegetarian and vegan Indian cuisine.
Columbia Heights is in the 763 area code.
Columbia Heights Library, 820 40th Ave NE, ☎ +1 763 706-3690, . M-W 9AM-8PM, Th 10AM-6PM, F 9AM-5PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Free wifi, but no outlets.