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585 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 >
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8 Units Available
Blackbird
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20003
SW Ballpark - Navy Yard
Studio
$1,635
294 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,500
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,030
1012 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:47 PM
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1 Unit Available
Maple View Flats
2228 Martin Luther King Junior Avenue Southeast, Washington, DC 20020
Anacostia
1 Bedroom
$1,360
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:46 PM
KETTLER 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.” Additionally, this new law requires that “in any written notice, statement, or advertising of a dwelling unit for rent” a housing provider must “clearly state that 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
Connecticut Avenue Apartments
2756 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Cleveland Park
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,630
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Charming apartments with high ceilings and hardwood floors. On-site laundry and free resident storage available. Online rent payment for resident convenience. Close to The National Zoo and Rock Creek Park.
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2 Units Available
Connecticut House
4500 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Van Ness - Forest Hills
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,704
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,113
1250 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Connecticut House Apartments is located is less than a five-minute walk from the Van Ness Metro Station, giving residents quick and convenient access to anywhere they need to go in the greater DC area. Each apartment home offers soaring 9' ceilings, expansive closets, individually controlled HVAC, gas cooking, and an abundance of closet space. This controlled access community offers a 24-hour desk, package acceptance, bright shared laundry facilities, and onsite parking. The private rooftop deck is perfect for soaking up the sun or enjoying an afternoon with friends. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We 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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3 Units Available
Capital Plaza
35 E St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown
Studio
$1,570
425 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,755
525 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:45 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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7 Units Available
Rocksboro Apartments
1717 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle
Studio
$1,406
248 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:46 PM
Boutique living, and extraordinary location on R street in Dupont. The Rocksboro is within easy reach of the Dupont Circle Metro station, and within steps of shops and retailers ! This controlled access, pet friendly community offers DC Residents a variety of apartment homes to choose from ranging from micro efficiencies to two bedrooms. Each apartment is pre-wired for high speed internet access, offers an abundance of closet space, hardwood floors, and high ceilings. Our service team is available 24 hours a day and you can access your resident account online at any time; day or night. Call today to schedule your personal tour. At Daro, we are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, victim of an intra family offense, place of residence or business. We 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
Walter Reed Apartments
6939 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
Walter Read Army Medical Center
Studio
$1,397
395 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 6:46 PM
Walter Reed Apartments in Washington, DC is ready for you to move in. The Historic Walter Reed Neighborhood located in Northwest DC has much to offer its residents. Featuring a Walk Score of 81 and a Transit Score of 75, Walter Reed is ideally located just across Georgia Ave from The Parks, a vibrant urban village. This 66-acre redevelopment of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center is home to many recreation, dining, and shopping, including a new Whole Foods Market. Other neighbors include the Children’s National Health System, U.S. Department of State and Rock Creek Park.
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16 Units Available
The Hecht Warehouse at Ivy City
1401 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Trinidad - Langston
Studio
$1,535
355 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,810
558 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
826 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Located within historic Ivy City building. Apartments feature industrial finishes and exposed brick. Community amenities include a pool, business center and billiards table. Right by the National Arboretum, with easy access to New York Avenue.
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29 Units Available
2112 New Hampshire Avenue
2112 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
U-Street
Studio
$1,695
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 25 at 6:46 PM
Beautifully appointed interior recently renovated with special details, such as dressing area, full bath, granite counters and hardwood floors. Marvelous views from the patio/balcony and apartment roof garden. Prime downtown location, pet-friendly.
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7 Units Available
The York and Potomac Park
510 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20006
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Studio
$1,491
421 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,980
620 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:46 PM
Pet-friendly Foggy Bottom property located near the Potomac River and the Lincoln Memorial Center. Features air conditioning, patio or balcony, dishwasher, and hardwood floors in units. Enjoy amenities including onsite gym, elevator and internet access.
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12 Units Available
The 925 Apartments
925 25th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Studio
$1,623
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,187
671 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:39 PM
Close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment. Just minutes away from George Washington University and hospital. Recently renovated units have hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. All utilities included. Gym and concierge.
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19 Units Available
The Metropolitan
200 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Brookland
Studio
$1,570
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,825
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Located just minutes from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station. Art Deco-style 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes featuring gourmet kitchens and private balconies or patios. Community amenities include a fitness center, courtyard and pet spa.
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1 Unit Available
The Rittenhouse
6101 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
Brightwood - Manor Park
Studio
$1,400
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:47 PM
City living with suburban tranquility. Rittenhouse Apartments in Washington, DC is the ultimate high-rise sanctuary. Conveniently located in Upper Northwest DC, you’ll be close to Silver Spring and minutes away from the Beltway. The Rittenhouse is pet friendly, has a 24-hour fitness center, a large outdoor pool and on-site parking. Rittenhouse Apartments combines the luxury and convenience of high-rise living with sweeping views that will take your breath away. Experience better living. Contact us today for leasing specials and availability!
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176 Units Available
ONE501
1501 Harry Thomas Way Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Eckington
Studio
$1,647
442 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,876
533 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,841
832 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:47 PM
You've found the ONE. This is the one. The home you’ve been looking for. At ONE501, you’ll live at the intersection of comfort, convenience, and luxury. Our vibrant community is designed for today’s active lifestyles, making it a place you may never want to leave, but can get anywhere quickly when you do. We offer the perfect blend of seclusion and activity, with room to relax and spaces to socialize. No matter your style or vibe, there’s a studio, one, two or three-bedroom apartment to match it. Designed to keep health and wellness front and center, you’ll swear this place was built exclusively for you.
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5 Units Available
Tivoli Gardens
1445 Ogden Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Columbia Heights
Studio
$1,382
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,823
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,286
900 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:48 PM
Welcome to Tivoli Gardens, a unique apartment community that offers studio, 1- and 2-bedroom floor plans fit to accommodate your lifestyle. Our apartments come with updated kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood floors, and some utilities included. Our location is conveniently situated within close proximity to all that the Columbia Heights area has to offer, including restaurants, shopping, and Metro. Schedule an in-person visit now to learn more about making this special property your next home!
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11 Units Available
Macomb Gardens
3725 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016
Cathedral - Wesley Heights - McLean Gardens
Studio
$1,535
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1045 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Located in a historic area with Art Deco styling. Walk to restaurants, taverns and shopping. Cable-ready units with hardwood floors, blinds, air conditioning, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
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11 Units Available
Skyline Towers
2730 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Glover Park
Studio
$1,625
490 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,695
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
982 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Just north of Georgetown. An easy-to-access location with oversized apartments in a walkable neighborhood. Buildings have secured entry access. On-site covered garage and laundry facilities. Spacious interiors with ample storage.
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6 Units Available
Gelmarc Towers
1930 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Adams Morgan
Studio
$1,535
446 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,760
451 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
In the heart of an urban area in a walkable community. Near the Woodley Park Metro. Homes are spacious, with oversized windows, parquet flooring and walk-in closets. On-site laundry, maintenance and covered parking.
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3 Units Available
The Policy
1921 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Adams Morgan
Studio
$1,600
287 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,070
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Historic Kalorama Triangle neighborhood has easy access to Dupont Circle, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. Studio, one- and two-bedrooms with modern kitchens, granite counters, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Pet-friendly community.
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3 Units Available
Willow & Maple
6918 Willow St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Takoma
Studio
$1,555
513 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,255
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:45 PM
Cozy apartments with a patio/balcony and extra storage. Cats and dogs allowed. Parking available on site. Close to Rock Creek Park and near the Takoma Community Center.
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8 Units Available
Carillon House
2500 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC 20007
Glover Park
Studio
$1,480
376 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,400
800 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:48 PM
Welcome to Carillon House, an elegant nine-story apartment community in northwest Washington, DC that blends classic design with modern convenience and amenities. Prominently situated on the corner of Calvert and Wisconsin Avenue at the summit of the peaceful Glover Park neighborhood, our newly renovated units and rooftop sundeck offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Washington, DC skyline.Landlord 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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17 Units Available
The Shelburne
1631 S St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle
Studio
$1,300
225 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,450
615 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
773 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:48 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments near Dupont Circle and a five-minute walk from the metro. Pet-friendly community includes 24-hour controlled access and emergency maintenance, clothing care center, bike storage and more.
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3 Units Available
Park Crescent
2901 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Adams Morgan
Studio
$1,579
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,688
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 6:48 PM
Welcome to Park Crescent, a sophisticated apartment community that offers studio, 1 and 2 bedroom floor plans fit to accommodate your lifestyle. Our apartments come with spacious closets with built-in organizers, beautiful parquet floors, and high ceilings. Our location is conveniently situated within close proximity to all that the Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant areas have to offer, including parks, restaurants, and Metro. Schedule an in-person visit now to learn more about making this special property your next home!
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41 Units Available
The Sedgewick
1722 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle
Studio
$1,600
355 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,850
350 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
846 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 6:48 PM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments near Dupont Circle. Pet-friendly community with 24-hour controlled access and emergency maintenance, clothing care center, bike storage and more. On-site parking and additional storage are available.
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What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Washington?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Washington is $1,855.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Washington?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Washington is $2,447.

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

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Washington is $3,480.

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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.