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171 Cheap Apartments for rent in Washington, DC

Last updated November 17 at 2:06am UTC
Maple View Flats
2228 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 8:37pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,245
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
3 Bedrooms
$1,713
4969 8TH STREET NE
Michigan Park
Washington, DC
Updated November 17 at 2:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
4229 19TH ST NE
Michigan Park
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 5:49pm UTC
Studio
$1,300
2317 16TH STREET SE
Anacostia
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 1:44pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,100
240 M ST SW #E603
Southwest - Waterfront
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 1:34pm UTC
Studio
$1,300
5029 HANNA PL SE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 1:34pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
1413 Ridge Pl SE Apt 3
Anacostia
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 11:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
7547 9th Street Nw
Takoma
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 9:39am UTC
Studio
$1,300
4124 Ames St Ne
Benning
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,300
5009 Bass Pl SE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 8:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,008
6645 GEORGIA AVENUE NW
Brightwood - Manor Park
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 1:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
4228 Benning Rd NE
Benning
Washington, DC
Updated November 13 at 6:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
5019 H St SE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated November 13 at 6:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$990
4213 Brooks St NE
Benning
Washington, DC
Updated November 13 at 6:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
4400 HUNT PLACE NE
Deanwood
Washington, DC
Updated November 13 at 2:10pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,194
4930 A St SE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated November 17 at 1:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,244
4930 A St SE
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated November 16 at 5:30pm UTC
Studio
$1,205

November 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report. DC rents declined 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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November 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report. DC rents declined 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 declined slightly over the past month

DC rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.6% 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 second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. DC's year-over-year rent growth lags the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across the DC Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of DC, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, all of them have seen prices rise. 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 $1,540; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.6%.
  • Over the past month, Centreville has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,880, while one-bedrooms go for $1,620.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,440; rents went down 0.4% over the past month but rose 2.2% over the past year.

Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to DC

As rents have increased marginally in DC, a few similar cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. 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 1.1% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in DC.
  • While DC's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • 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 -0.2% 0.6%
Arlington $1,800 $2,080 -0.1% 2.7%
Alexandria $1,590 $1,830 0.2% 1.8%
Germantown $1,690 $1,960 1.0% 3.3%
Silver Spring $1,520 $1,750 -0.8% 0.9%
Centreville $1,620 $1,880 -1.0% 1.9%
Waldorf $1,730 $2,000 1.0% 1.5%
Frederick $1,330 $1,540 -0.2% 3.6%
Rockville $1,740 $2,010 -0.4% 1.8%
Bethesda $2,120 $2,440 -0.4% 2.2%
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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.