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272 Apartments for rent in Washington, DC under $1,200

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Washington is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance t... Read Guide >
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The Kenmore
5415 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC | Chevy Chase-DC
Studio
$1,199
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,627
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,499
1180 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 11:41 PM
Historic charm and modern living join forces in recently renovated apartments featuring ample storage and large windows. The Connecticut Avenue location means easy access to the neighborhood's top restaurants.
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9 Units Available
Capital Plaza
35 E St NW
Washington, DC | Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
Studio
$1,199
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,641
525 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 9:50 PM
Close to I-295, I-395, Route 50 and the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Also just a short walk from Union Station Metro and Chinatown. Apartments feature hardwood floors, granite countertops, and a private balcony or patio.
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5 Units Available
Hillside Terrace
1812 23rd St SE
Washington, DC | Anacostia
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1 Bedroom
$1,195
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 9:48 PM
Located in Randle Highlands, a quiet neighborhood of Southeast DC, Hillside Terrace is an apartment community with studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. The garden-style apartments feature updated kitchens and baths, ample closet space, and beautiful hardwood flooring. Living at Hillside Terrace, residents can enjoy the conveniences of on-site maintenance and management, paying rent online, and having water, sewer, and trash payments included in their rent. The location of the apartments is perfect for those who would like to live in a slower-paced residential neighborhood, while still having easy access to all that DC has to offer. The housing provider will not refuse to rent a rental unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.
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2 Units Available
Hampton Courts
2013 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC | U-Street
Studio
$1,095
275 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,695
491 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 9:48 PM
Hampton Courts, constructed in 1926, is an elegant apartment building located in DC’s U Street Corridor. The studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments have spacious floor plans equipped with updated appliances, hardwood floors, and an abundance of natural lighting. Living here is worry-free with all utilities included in your rent, on-site maintenance and management staff available, on-site laundry facilities, and more. The building's prime location in the U Street Corridor allows residents to easily enjoy all that DC has to offer. The housing provider will not refuse to rent a rental unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.
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1 Unit Available
Alexander Gardens
1617 17th St SE
Washington, DC | Anacostia
1 Bedroom
$976
655 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 9:47 PM
At Alexander Gardens, you can expect simple and functional living. This Southeast community features affordable, spacious, and beautifully renovated garden-style apartment homes for rent. Hardwood floors, balconies, energy efficient appliances, and individually controlled heat and air conditioning make these apartments both comfortable and practical. Adding to the ease of living here, there is an on-site laundry facility and rent can be paid online. Find comfort in the fact that the Alexander Gardens on-site maintenance and management teams are always accessible. The housing provider will not refuse to rent a rental unit to a person because the person will provide the rental payment, in whole or in part, through a voucher for rental housing assistance provided by the District or federal government.
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10 Units Available
The Barclay
1616 16th St NW
Washington, DC | Dupont Circle
Studio
$1,188
255 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,699
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 9:45 PM
This community features a classic look with white pillars and landscaped yards. Each unit features upscale decor. Located near historic Dupont Circle, apartment residents can enjoy local shopping and entertainment.
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5 Units Available
The Park Monroe Apartments
3300 16th St NW
Washington, DC | Columbia Heights
Studio
$1,157
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,607
695 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 9:39 PM
Close to two parks and the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library. Renovated units with sweeping city views, granite counters, appliances and hardwood flooring. Community gym and courtyard. Nonsmoking facility.
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The Roberta
5429 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC | Chevy Chase-DC
Studio
$1,199
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated June 16 at 6:32 PM
Located on a tree-lined avenue of historic Chevy Chase. Rock Creek Park and the Friendship Heights Metro Station are a short drive away. Bay windows, hardwood floors, art deco tubs and designer lighting in apartments.
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Rockford Apartments
1444 Rock Creek Ford Road Northwest
Washington, DC | Brightwood - Manor Park
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1 Bedroom
$1,199
752 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 6:25 PM
If you are looking for an incredible location, The Rockford is close to Rock Creek Park, public transportation and downtown DC. With a walk score of 70 and a transit score of 64, you know you will be able to get anywhere you want to go with ease. If you are looking for space, our ample floorplans are complemented by generous closets. You will have plenty of furniture arrangement options. If what you want is charm and comfort, The Rockford is perfect. This elevator building offers unique touches such as a midcentury lobby, large windows with great views and hardwood flooring that gleams. And, if what you want is to live in an apartment building where your needs are met in a timely and professional manner, you have found your new home. Our award winning customer service and cutting edge communication tools will make your life easy. No matter what is most important to you in an apartment, you have found it here. Welcome home!
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7 Units Available
Cromwell Apartments
1515 Ogden St NW
Washington, DC | Columbia Heights
Studio
$1,099
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated June 16 at 6:14 PM
Situated in Columbia Heights, a vibrant neighborhood just off 16th Street NW. Pet-friendly studio and 1-bedroom apartment homes featuring hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpeting. Residents' amenities include an on-site laundry, package concierge and 24-hour maintenance.
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3 Units Available
The Carrolton
1615 & 1625 Franklin Street Northeast
Washington, DC | Brentwood - Langdon
Studio
$1,175
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,285
721 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 6:08 PM
"Located in the historic Brookland neighborhood, The Carrolton consists of two adjacent buildings, providing 75 apartments. This moderate income, multi-family residence offers affordable living and access to an array of local amenities. The Carrolton has a walk score of 83!"
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10 Units Available
i5 Union Market by Common
320 Florida Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC | Trinidad - Langston
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$988
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 1:20 PM
"*THIS IS A FULLY FURNISHED, PRIVATE BEDROOM IN A SHARED SUITE* Save over $380 per month by moving into i5 Union Market by Common with utilities, WiFi, in-site washer/dryer, 3,000-SF fitness center, heated rooftop pool, indoor-outdoor roof deck lounge with BBQ area, community game room/lounge, co-working space, community events, package room, 24/7 concierge service, bike room, on-site parking, smart TV, and weekly cleaning included. At Common, you can get to know your neighbors. The community is connected with our very own app, Connect by Common, where there is ample opportunity for meetups around shared interests. Access free perks, get discounts from local and national brands all from the convenience of your phone. On any given day, members will co-host a party on their rooftop and participate in five different conversation threads. i5 Union Market by Common is located in the heart of NoMa, next to Union Market, the neighborhood’s well-known gourmet food hall. Alongside great eats (everything from oysters to sushi and steaks) you’ll find independent boutiques, like Salt & Sundry, and everyday conveniences, including Trader Joes, SoulCycle, and Orange Theory. On the weekends, catch an outdoor movie at The Angelika, grab a cocktail at Serenata, or hop on the Red line to easily explore the rest of the city. Located in the extremely walkable neighborhood of Union Market, i5 Union Market by Common is also only minutes from NoMa. Hop on the Metro at NoMa- NoMa-Gallaudet Our coliving home in Union Market features: - NO BROKER’S FEE - Private, furnished bedroom with lamp, night stand, walk-in closet, and hangers - High-end quality finishes (hardwood floors, slate backsplash, quartz countertops, etc.) - Fully furnished shared spaces - In unit washer and dryer - High- end stainless steel kitchen appliances (Pots, pans, utensils, etc.) - Stocked household essentials (Laundry detergent, toilet paper, etc.) - Fully furnished Roof deck with BBQ area, heated pool, community game room, co-working space - Free wifi - ALL utilities included in the rent, including heat, hot water, gas, and electric - Parking available - Bike storage - Package retrieval - 24/7 Concierge service - Community events - Keyless access and tech-enabled spaces - Weekly cleaning of all shared spaces included - 5 min walk to the Metro at NoMa-Gallaudet - Free, exclusive Common member events throughout the city - Minutes away from coffee shops, grocery stores, and popular bars such as Trader Joe’s, La Cosecha, and A. Litteri - Flexible lease terms
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Common Clifton
1315 Clifton Street NW
Washington, DC | Columbia Heights
Studio
$898
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 1:16 PM
Live comfortably and affordably without sacrificing quality at Common Clifton. Living in Common means comfort, convenience, and value. Access to first-rate amenities and services mean you save every month over a traditional studio apartment.
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8 Units Available
Common Cassell
2106 Vermont Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC | U-Street
Studio
$1,162
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 1:16 PM
Living at Common Casell puts you in the center of it all: great restaurants, interesting museums, entertainment and nightlife. The best part? It’s one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city. For a great night out, cozy up to a bowl of Ramen at Haikan, catch a concert at the 9:30 club, and end the night with tacos and tequila at El Rey — all a few blocks from Common Cassell. If you’re looking for a more lowkey way to spend the day, grab a cup of coffee and maybe a vegan breakfast from Busboys and Poets, then go for a stroll in Meridian Park. Other nearby destinations include 9th Street, Blagden Alley, and Naylor Court.
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Common Perry
1201 Perry Street Northeast
Washington, DC | Brookland
Studio
$968
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 1:15 PM
Designed to be shared and enjoyed. Discover fully-furnished and all-inclusive coliving suites at Common Perry.
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14 Units Available
Common Wilson
529 G Street Southeast
Washington, DC | Capitol Hill
Studio
$1,091
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 1:10 PM
The most convenient way to live in a city. Living at Common means never having to worry about cleaning, moving furniture, or splitting the bills.
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Irving St. Apartments
1811 Irving Street Northeast
Washington, DC | Brookland
Studio
$875
1 Bedroom
$1,075
Last updated June 16 at 9:10 AM
"This 22 unit building offers newly renovated apartments conveniently located near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro and multiple bus lines. 1811 Irving has a walk score of 81!"
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1244 SAVANNAH PLACE SE
1244 Savannah Place Southeast
Washington, DC | Congress Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,175
700 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
Beautiful 1BED/1 BATH on the 2nd floor of end duplex. Enter the home where you will be greeted by the extremely luminated living/dining room with lots of windows! Parking available! 2 minute Walk to Congress Heights Metro Station! Walking distance to Grocery store, restaurants, and more! $1,175/month plus Electricity. We accept Voucher holders!
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3446 CONNECTICUT AVENUE NW
3446 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC | Cleveland Park
Studio
$1,195
312 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
Charming studio in Cleveland Park! Condo includes full size Murphy Bed, closet with shelving and storage, separate kitchen, and laundry in building. Refreshed bathroom! No need for a car as you are only steps from the Red Line, and walking distance to shopping and dining.
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511 NICHOLSON STREET NW
511 Nicholson Street Northwest
Washington, DC | Brightwood - Manor Park
1 Bedroom
$850
2046 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
This ONE Bedroom rental is position not only in a great and thriving and community but in a well kept and quiet home. The new tenant for this well kept rental space will share this space with an established tenant of over several years. You will enjoy the privacy and security of your own bedroom space while only having to share kitchen and bathroom space. There will be NO PETS allowed in this rental space and rental history, credit score and criminal background will be checked! Tenant will have assess to on street parking. The rental space is partially furnished and will remain if that is the tenants preference. This rental is in great proximity of the metro and positioned perfectly between Downtown DC and Downtown Silver Spring. Contact listing agent for showings (202) 607-0398. Landlord will consider Voucher.
1 Unit Available
141 GALVESTON PLACE SW
141 Galveston Place Southwest
Washington, DC | Congress Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2720 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
By appointment only, please text the agent. Spacious one bedroom one bath first floor apartment. Featuring open space concept living and dinning room. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, stove, microwave, and garbage disposal. Section 8 program are welcomed ***One-year lease agreement min. ***Two-year lease option available. ***Security Deposit equal to one month's rent. ***Tenant is responsible for gas, electric, cable & internet services. ***No smoking. ***600 Min Credit Score ***Positive Rental History ***Proof Of Employment ***Application Fee: $60.00 This apartment is in the Congress Heights neighborhood and 8 minutes drive from Congress Heights Metro - Green Line and Southern Ave Metro - Green Line. The property provides easy access onto Route 210 to I495. Property is within minutes from the Washington Waterfront and Alexandria. Close to Giant Foods, Eastover Shopping Center, Washington Highland Recreation Center, Ferebee Hope Aquatic Center, Darnaby Run Park and Oxen Run.
1 Unit Available
832 7TH STREET NE
832 7th Street Northeast
Washington, DC | H Street-NoMa
Studio
$1,150
1414 sqft
Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
2 units are available at this location - Unit 3, top floor and Unit 2 - middle floor Both efficiencies Top floor has skylights in bathroom and hallway - Separate room for living/bedroom - large table space kitchen
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1434 PERRY PLACE NW
1434 Perry Place Northwest
Washington, DC | Columbia Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,200
1654 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
Great 1 Bedroom in Columbia Heights! Lower Level Unit with private front and rear entrance, open living room and kitchen with remodeled full bath, bedroom with large closets, stacked Washer/dryer in unit. Available Now!
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1401 COLUMBIA ROAD NW
1401 Columbia Road Northwest
Washington, DC | Columbia Heights
Studio
$1,195
347 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated June 16 at 10:58 PM
Great Location.Walk to shops,restaurants,theatre & metro. Hardwood Floors & Marble Floors in Bathroom. Key box to the right of main door facing the building .
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How expensive is it to rent a studio apartment in Washington?
The average rent for a studio apartment in Washington is $1,680 per month.
How much is rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Washington?
One-bedroom apartment rentals in Washington rent for $2,288 per month.
What is the typical rent for a two-bedroom apartments in Washington?
The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Washington is $3,426 per month.
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What to keep in mind when looking for apartments under $1,200 in Washington, DC

Finding a deal on affordable apartments under $1,200 in Washington is worth the extra effort. Come ready to pounce on the best deals. Call the property management in advance to ask what paperwork they need and come prepared. Bank statements, pay stubs, identification, and letters of recommendation from an employer or landlord are usually standard. It’s better to come to an apartment tour over-prepared and ready to sign.

You probably won’t find affordable apartments under $1,200 in Washington in the heart of the action, but you can still land in a neighborhood you love. Look for locations on the outskirts of your dream location or reconsider how much space you really need. A studio apartment may offer plenty of space in your ideal neighborhood at a cheaper price point.

Some property managers will also know about apartments under $1,200 in other buildings they manage, or through word-of-mouth from industry contacts. Ask about any leads if you can’t find the space you need. Touring the first floor for affordable apartments that need some updating can also yield a great deal.