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117 Houses for rent in Washington, DC

Last updated December 15 at 10:30am UTC
4010 Kansas Ave NW Unit 2
Petworth
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,150
618 F Street NE Unit 7
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,900
715 Newton Pl NW
Columbia Heights
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:28am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
2301 Champlain Street NW #204
Adams Morgan
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
811 4th St NW Unit 1116
Mount Vernon Square
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,250
3061 Hawthorne Dr NE
Petworth
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
1830 11th Street, NW #4
U-Street
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,850
1118 Holbrook St NE
Trinidad - Langston
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1735 U St NW #G
Adams Morgan
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:25am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
5832 Sherier Place Northwest
Foxhall-Palisades
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:19am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
52 Quincy Pl NE Unit 1
Eckington
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$3,600
5112 MacArthur Blvd NW #203
Foxhall-Palisades
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
1390 V Street NW Unit 508
U-Street
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:11am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,200
1345 K Street SE #303
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
Updated December 13 at 11:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,300
17 46th St SE #10
Marshall Heights - Lincoln Heights
Washington, DC
Updated December 13 at 11:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
2730 10th St NE
Brookland
Washington, DC
Updated December 13 at 11:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
1511 Van Buren St NW
Brightwood - Manor Park
Washington, DC
Updated December 13 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,899
1316 New Hampshire Ave Unit 407
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,600
4903 Potomac Avenue NW
Foxhall-Palisades
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$5,500
421 Q St NW
Logan Circle - Shaw
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
1625 Q Street, NW #206
Dupont Circle
Washington, DC
Updated December 15 at 10:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1225 13th Street, NW Unit 311
Logan Circle - Shaw
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,350
5439 Sherier Place Northwest
Foxhall-Palisades
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:19am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,650
2 14th St SE
Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
Updated December 14 at 10:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,950

December 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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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December 2018 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the December 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 are up slightly by 1.3% 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 third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. DC's year-over-year rent growth is on par with the national average of 1.3%.

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, 9 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 $1,530; 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, Silver Spring is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,740, while one-bedrooms go for $1,510.
  • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,430; rents fell 0.4% over the past month but rose 1.5% over the past year.

Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to DC

As rents have increased slightly in DC, a few other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most similar 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 1.3% over the past year, which matches the rise in DC.
  • While DC's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in DC than most other large 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% 1.3%
Arlington $1,800 $2,080 -0.4% 3.4%
Alexandria $1,590 $1,830 0.2% 2.0%
Germantown $1,700 $1,960 0.2% 3.6%
Silver Spring $1,510 $1,740 -0.5% -0.1%
Centreville $1,620 $1,870 -0.4% 2.1%
Waldorf $1,740 $2,010 0.7% 0.2%
Frederick $1,330 $1,530 -0.2% 3.7%
Rockville $1,730 $2,000 -0.2% 2.5%
Bethesda $2,110 $2,430 -0.4% 1.5%
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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.