134 Apartments under 1300 for rent in Washington, DC

Last updated August 16 at 12:50pm UTC
909 QUINCY STREET NE
Brookland
Washington, DC
Updated August 16 at 10:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,275
1224 RAUM STREET NE
Trinidad - Langston
Washington, DC
Updated August 16 at 10:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,275
1800 SHEPHERD STREET NE
Michigan Park
Washington, DC
Updated August 16 at 10:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
3101 NAYLOR ROAD SE
Randle Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 13 at 10:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
563 LEBAUM STREET SE
Congress Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 9 at 6:52am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,173
5 46th St SE #2
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 2 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,145
302 12TH STREET SE
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
Updated August 1 at 6:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
1904 WEST VIRGINIA AVENUE NE
Trinidad - Langston
Washington, DC
Updated July 31 at 10:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
4202 Edson Pl NE
Benning
Washington, DC
Updated August 16 at 9:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
5029 Just St NE
Deanwood
Washington, DC
Updated August 16 at 1:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
743 Park Rd NW
Columbia Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 15 at 9:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
1346 Kenyon St NW
Columbia Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 12 at 5:19pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,275
1335 Kenyon St NW
Columbia Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 12 at 5:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
1012 N St NW
Logan Circle - Shaw
Washington, DC
Updated August 12 at 5:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
5628 Kansas Ave NW
Brightwood - Manor Park
Washington, DC
Updated August 12 at 9:36am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,000
202 OKLAHOMA AVENUE NE
Kingman Park
Washington, DC
Updated August 11 at 3:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,295
4016 Livingston Rd SE
Congress Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 9 at 1:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$825
4213 Brooks St NE
Benning
Washington, DC
Updated August 7 at 5:16pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
6220 Clay St NE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated August 1 at 5:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$989

August 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report. DC rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the DC rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report. DC rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the DC rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

DC rents increase sharply over the past month

DC rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in DC stand at $1,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,550 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. DC's year-over-year rent growth lags the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of DC throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the DC metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,550; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.7%.
  • Over the past year, Centreville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,880, while one-bedrooms go for $1,630.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,460; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 2.7% over the past year.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to DC

Rent growth in DC has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most other large cities across the country, DC is less affordable for renters.

  • DC's median two-bedroom rent of $1,550 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in DC.
  • While rents in DC remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Atlanta (+1.8%), Los Angeles (+1.3%), and San Francisco (+1.1%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,180, $1,750, and $3,090 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in DC than most similar cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Washington, DC $1,340 $1,550 0.8% 0.2%
Arlington $1,810 $2,090 0.7% 1.4%
Alexandria $1,590 $1,830 0.2% 0.7%
Germantown $1,690 $1,950 -0.3% 1.2%
Silver Spring $1,520 $1,760 0.7% 1.8%
Centreville $1,630 $1,880 1.0% -1.4%
Waldorf $1,720 $1,990 -0.6% 3.1%
Frederick $1,340 $1,550 0.7% 3.7%
Rockville $1,730 $1,990 0.9% -0.3%
Bethesda $2,130 $2,460 0.5% 2.7%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.