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310 Cheap Apartments for rent in Washington, DC

Finding cheap apartments in Washington takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
Hillside Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,295
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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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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Panorama Courts Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,400
900 sqft
Panorama Courts is conveniently located in the Brookland/Edgewood neighborhood of Washington DC. The property is adjacent to Trinity Washington University and St. Pauls College and close to Catholic University. Two Redline Metros are within 1/2 mile from your new apartment and shopping and convenience abounds with the Monroe Street Market just blocks away! All units are newly renovated and building-wide improvements are underway. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED!
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Alpha House Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,515
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Alpha House offers affordable one and two-bedroom apartment homes for rent in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Northwest Washington DC. The apartments at Alpha House have everything you need to live comfortably: hardwood floors, energy efficient appliances, spacious floor plans, large closets, and more. The convenience of the apartment community makes living here even better. Residents have access to on-site maintenance and management teams, on-site laundry facilities, package receiving, and 24-hour availability. Find your home at Alpha House today! WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at Alpha House means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online at any time; day or night. Discover classic charms and modern conveniences of the Alpha House, located in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.
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Wakefield Hall Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,595
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,825
475 sqft
Located in DC's U Street Corridor, Wakefield Hall is a charming apartment community with studio and one-bedroom apartments for rent. Wakefield Hall's decorative facade gives way to just as beautiful apartments. Hardwood floors, updated kitchens, and walk-in closets create a classic and comfortable living space. Life at Wakefield Hall is nothing short of convenient. On-site maintenance and management teams and on-site laundry facilities are accessible to all residents, and all utilities are included in your rent. Additionally, the building's prime location makes everyday tasks and traveling throughout the District a breeze. Make Wakefield Hall your home today! WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at Wakefield Hall means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online at any time; day or night. Discover the classic charms and ultimate style of Wakefield Hall, located in the U Street Corridor of Washington, DC.
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Chatham Courts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,695
531 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
755 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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From the moment you walk in the front door of Chatham Courts, you will know you've found somewhere special. There aren't many places where you can find serenity while living in the center of Adams Morgan, Washington DC, but Chatham Courts is one of them. With spacious closets, remodeled kitchens, high ceilings, oversized floor plans, and hardwood floors, these apartments are easy to love. The community amenities add to the building's appeal: enjoy an on-site laundry facility, on-site maintenance and management, and more. The ability to pay your rent online and the convenient location of Chatham Courts make living here easy. 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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Sherry Hall Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,695
512 sqft
With a prime location in the Glover Park Neighborhood, Sherry Hall Apartments has studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Inside your apartment home, beautiful hardwood floors, updated kitchens, and large windows brighten your living space. New kitchens are equipped with stainless steel appliances, gas ranges, granite countertops, and light wood shaker cabinets. Sherry Hall is a 5-minute ride or 1.2 miles from American University and a 9-minute ride or 1.8 miles from Georgetown University. Life at Sherry Hall is nothing short of convenient: on-site maintenance and management are available, the building provides package receiving services, residents can pay their rent online, and all utilities are included in your rent. 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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Calverton Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,695
432 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,980
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Enjoy simple elegance when living at The Calverton, an apartment community located in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. These studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments are both comfortable and convenient. The classic construction of the building brings an elegant feel to the apartments, while the beautiful hardwood floors and updated kitchens give them a taste of modernity. Spacious floorplans, grand living rooms, and large windows with natural light pouring in are an added bonus. With on-site maintenance and management teams available when you need them, The Calverton is a community that will make you feel comfortable coming home.WC Smith embraces the belief that great customer service is our best amenity. Living at The Calverton means experiencing a higher level of service. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online any time; day or night. Discover classic charms and modern conveniences at The Calverton, located in the lively neighborhood that is Adams Morgan.
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The Madelyn Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$971
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,177
800 sqft
Located in the historic Brookland neighborhood, The Madelyn consists of 15 one- and two-bedroom newly renovated apartments. This moderate income, multi-family residence offers affordable living and access to an array of local amenities.
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The Berkshire Photo Gallery 1
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54 Units Available
The Berkshire
4201 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens
Studio
$1,540
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,754
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,314
1100 sqft
Enjoy quick access to American University and gardens thanks to this apartment's proximity to Massachusetts Avenue NW. Furnished units offer convenient dishwasher and extra storage. Property features include a volleyball court and key fob access.
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215 C Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Studio
$1,429
315 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Centrally located apartment complex is fully furnished and recently renovated with hardwood floors. All units air conditioned. Covered garage parking, on-site laundry and volleyball court. Cats welcome.
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Gables Takoma Park Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,658
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,265
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,723
872 sqft
Pet-friendly, fully furnished homes with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a patio/balcony. Access to an on-site gym. Close to Rock Creek Park for a convenient natural getaway, and near the Takoma Park Library.
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Irving St. Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$800
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
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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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The Shelby Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,500
1 Bedroom
$1,725
2 Bedrooms
$2,450
Originally built in 1927, this newly restored 45-unit apartment building maintains the charm of the original finishes while offering renovated kitchens, hardwood floors and ample living spaces. The Capitol Hill neighborhood offers history and community, as well as close proximity to the vibrancy of H Street, Union Station and Eastern Market. Residents enjoy a number of parks at their doorstep, not to mention Kingsman Field Dog Park, farmers markets and bike-friendly streets. The Shelby has a walk score of 86!
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Tilden Hall Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,700
290 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,678
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,858
770 sqft
Near the Red Line and Metro Stops for easy area access. This fully renovated community features large floor plans in a historic landmark building. Lots of upgrades including new appliances.
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Isabella Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,635
305 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,975
502 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,616
692 sqft
Controlled access community close to Powell Recreation Center, Giant Food, and numerous restaurants. Oversized units with private patios/balconies, fully equipped kitchens, and HVAC with individual thermostats.
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Legation House Photo Gallery 1
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2 Units Available
Studio
$1,625
420 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,827
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Unique apartments available in charming Chevy Chase neighborhood. Close to Friendship Heights Metro Station. On-site laundry and garage parking. Maintenance on call around-the-clock. Cats and dogs welcome.
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1630 Park Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,642
297 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,171
608 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Residents love the on-site parking, controlled access and convenient laundry at 1630 Park. Modern kitchens feature stainless-steel appliances and granite counters. In vibrant Columbia Heights, just blocks from the metro and bordering Adams Morgan.
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Idaho Terrace Photo Gallery 1
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4 Units Available
Idaho Terrace
3040 Idaho Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens
Studio
$1,535
358 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,040
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Minutes from shopping and a short journey to George Washington Memorial Parkway, parks and the National Zoo. Apartments have modern kitchens and wood plank or parquet hardwood floors. Elevator, on-site laundry, gym.
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Chalfonte Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
11 Units Available
Studio
$1,636
365 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,215
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Spacious apartment homes await in desirable Adams Morgan, minutes from the National Zoo. Interiors offer open living plans and gourmet kitchens in the historic building. A 24-hour gym, on-site laundry and parking available.
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Park Crest Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
7 Units Available
Studio
$1,564
304 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,871
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Just 3 miles from all the attractions of downtown Washington DC. Studio apartments and 1-2 bedroom units available. Special amenities include hardwood floors, private balcony and on-site gym. Close to nearby parks.
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Sarbin Towers Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,494
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Located in Adams Morgan near Meridian Hill Park. Close to Columbia Heights Metro. Pet-friendly apartments feature some paid utilities and 24-hour maintenance, as well as on-site laundry and parking.
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The Palisades Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,701
355 sqft
Located between Rhode Island Ave NW and N St NW near Thomas Circle Park. Experience granite counters, hardwood floors and dishwasher in every unit. Recently renovated pet-friendly property offers convenient amenities, including BBQ grill and parking.
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The Pentacle Group Apartments - Tax Credit Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,319
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,563
807 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,858
946 sqft
Easy commute via Route 1. Just blocks away from Atlas Performing Arts Center and Rosedale Park. Renovated units with private patio/balcony, granite countertops and walk-in closets. Playground and parking on-site. Green community.
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The Asbury Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
4 Units Available
Studio
$1,415
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Studio and one-bedroom apartments on Irving Street in Columbia Heights. Hardwood floors, granite counters and on-site laundry. Walking distance to restaurants, boutiques, D.C.'s largest mall and the Metro.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Washington?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Washington is $1,999.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Washington?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Washington is $2,600.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Washington?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Washington is $3,864.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Washington?

Yes, you can filter your apartment search to only include properties in Washington that are offering move-in specials.
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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Washington, DC

Finding cheap apartments in Washington takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Washington by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Washington in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Washington.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Washington. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Washington.