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Leo at Waterfront Station
1150 4th St SW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,695
1 Bedroom
$1,955
2 Bedrooms
$2,525
Green community property situated near Waterfront Metro Station and Southwest Duck Pond. Explore onsite amenities, including dog grooming area, game room, gym and pool. Relish in convenient unit features, including dishwasher and walk-in closets.
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Park Crest
2324 41st St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,275
1 Bedroom
$1,520
2 Bedrooms
$2,094
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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2255 Wisconsin
2255 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,720
1 Bedroom
$1,910
2 Bedrooms
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2255 Wisconsin is located in DC's distinguished Glover Park neighborhood. Units feature patios or balconies, in-unit laundry fixtures, hardwood floors, dishwashers and pet-friendly amenities. Garage parking is also available.
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The 925 Apartments
925 25th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,685
1 Bedroom
$2,108
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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Chalfonte
1601 Argonne Pl NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,531
1 Bedroom
$1,835
2 Bedrooms
$2,840
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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West End Residences
1221 24th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$2,410
2 Bedrooms
$3,310
Elegant apartment complex located blocks away from beautiful Francis Park. 1-2 bedroom units are fully furnished, with stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, granite countertops and hardwood floors.
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Melwood Apartments
1803 Biltmore St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,748
1 Bedroom
$1,883
Shopping, nightlife and D.C.'s historic attractions all within easy access. Studio and one-bedrooms with granite counters, hardwood floors, patio/balcony and washer/dryer hookup in unit. Minutes from Columbia Heights and Rock Creek. Fitness center, BBQ areas.
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Calvert House Apartments
2401 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,612
1 Bedroom
$2,071
2 Bedrooms
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Outstanding rooftop views and close to a metro stop. Impressive interiors complement the community features such as 24-hour laundry and gym. Business center and utilities included.
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Vaughan Place
3401 38th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,781
1 Bedroom
$2,040
2 Bedrooms
$2,931
Luxury apartments feature granite counters, unique floor plans and designer lighting. Amenities include pool, fitness center and 24-hour concierge services. Located near the Washington National Cathedral, the Kennedy Center, Fort Reno Park and American University.
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The Hudson and DeSoto
1425 P St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 21 at 02:38pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,525
2 Bedrooms
$3,180
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Highland Park at Columbia Heights Metro
1400 Irving St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:10pm
1 Bedroom
$2,425
2 Bedrooms
$2,665
Pet-friendly property located close to 16th Street Park, the Columbia Heights Station, shops and bars. Features in-unit laundry, patio or balcony, and granite countertops. Onsite amenities include double-floor fitness center and rooftop deck.
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Senate Square
201 I St NE
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 10:39am
1 Bedroom
$2,459
2 Bedrooms
$3,348
Close to Union Station and Capitol Hill. Upscale apartment community boasting spectacular city views. Apartments feature modern kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and luxury bedrooms with large windows and oversized closets.
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Novel South Capitol
2 I Street Southeast
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 10:39am
Studio
$1,837
1 Bedroom
$2,206
2 Bedrooms
$3,285
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The Delano
2745 29th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 21 at 03:27am
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,250
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
Within walking distance of the National Zoo and dozens of retail shops and restaurants. Luxury apartments include granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Gym, parking and valet service on site.
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The Policy
1921 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,800
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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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Reed Row
2101 Champlain St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,879
2 Bedrooms
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All of the conveniences of Jefferson Avenue and Highway 40 are minutes from this community. Property features a resident lounge and 24-hour gym. Select units have private rooftop terraces.
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Louis at 14th
1920 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$2,177
1 Bedroom
$2,582
2 Bedrooms
$6,062
Pet-friendly U Street property near fine dining restaurants, cycle centers and Harrison Playground. Experience convenient onsite amenities, including a business center and concierge. Enjoy luxurious unit features, including hardwood floors and modern monochromatic stainless steel finishes.
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Belvedere
1301 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,637
1 Bedroom
$1,956
2 Bedrooms
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Stunning studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in Logan Circle area of Washington, D.C. Amazing views, hardwood floors, modern kitchens, granite counters, patio/balcony. Near dining, shopping and entertainment on prestigious Massachusetts Avenue. Controlled access and fitness center.
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Idaho Terrace
3040 Idaho Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,460
1 Bedroom
$1,655
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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Capital Plaza
35 E St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:19pm
1 Bedroom
$1,570
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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The Ellington
1301 U St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 10:39am
1 Bedroom
$2,138
2 Bedrooms
$3,167
Across the street from U Street Metro station, and close to Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. Select apartments feature private terraces with Washington Monument views. Amenities include landscaped rooftop terrace and high-tech party room.
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Rhode Island Row
2300 Washington Pl NE
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 10:39am
1 Bedroom
$1,855
2 Bedrooms
$2,546
3 Bedrooms
$2,974
Enjoy onsite amenities from Brentwood property, including hot tub, piano room and pool table. Experience convenience with in-unit laundry, ice maker and microwave. Near Rhode Island Ave NW, the Rhode Island Metro Station and restaurants.
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Dock 79
79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,209
1 Bedroom
$2,120
2 Bedrooms
$2,992
Enjoy breathtaking waterfront views from your apartment's patio. Dock79 is located near exciting nightlife and beautiful green spaces. Swimming pool, yoga and gym on site. Courtyard with grill.
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The Parkwest
2929 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 21 at 01:15pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
2 Bedrooms
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Offering concierge service and classical nine-foot ceilings, The Parkwest is elegance personified. Situated within eyesight of the National Zoological Park, it provides easy access to the Cleveland Park Metro for travel and commuting convenience.
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Quebec House
2800 Quebec St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,543
1 Bedroom
$1,850
2 Bedrooms
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Luxury living with stylish details such as bathtub, granite counters and modern renovations. Relax at the community coffee bar or hot tub, catch a film in the media room, exercise at the pool or gym.
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Ellicott House Apartments
4849 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,529
1 Bedroom
$1,678
2 Bedrooms
$2,851
On Connecticut Ave NW near Forest Hills Park, these recently renovated units offer stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, and a balcony. On-site enjoy 24-hr concierge, elevator, and parking garage, along with pool and gym
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Connecticut Plaza
2901 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,600
1 Bedroom
$1,700
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
This property features rooftop decks, on-site restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center. Apartments have built-in bookshelves, hardwood flooring and walk-in closets. Community is adjacent to the Smithsonian Zoological Park and near the Naval Observatory.
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Legacy West End
1225 22nd St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,320
1 Bedroom
$3,355
2 Bedrooms
$4,400
Luxury apartments have high ceilings, modern, airy kitchens, private patio/balconies and spacious walk-in closets. Community features a fitness center, rooftop views, garage parking and a modern game room with billiards.
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The Wallasey
2426 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
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Westbrooke Place
2201 N St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$2,430
1 Bedroom
$2,775
2 Bedrooms
$4,420
Modern apartments within walking distance of Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom metro stations. Amenities include an indoor lap pool, fitness center and rooftop BBQ grilling area. Complimentary continental breakfasts and concierge services available.
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Embassy Tower
1620 Fuller St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,699
1 Bedroom
$1,905
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
Many interior upgrades including stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, USB charging outlets, and in-unit laundry facilities. Just minutes from Meridian Hill Park and the Smithsonian.
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Kew Gardens
2700 Q St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,625
1 Bedroom
$2,085
2 Bedrooms
$3,035
Renovated studio and one-bedroom apartments. Stainless steel appliances, spacious units, granite counters, ceiling fans, and patio or balcony access. Located in West End in near proximity to Glover Park and Dupont Circle. Elevator and gym.
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Connecticut Park Apartments
2828 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,942
2 Bedrooms
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One- and two-bedrooms with hardwood floors, granite counters, patio/balcony, 24-hour laundry. Utilities included in rent. Easy access to Rock Creek and Potomac parkways, and near I-465. Close to Smithsonian National Zoo and D.C. transit.
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Isabella
1483 Newton St NW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,575
1 Bedroom
$1,933
2 Bedrooms
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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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Capitol Park Tower
301 G St SW
Washington, DC
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
Studio
$1,599
1 Bedroom
$1,825
2 Bedrooms
$2,282
Just off I-395 and I-695, close to the US Capitol. Community features include a swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, garage parking, and a library with free WiFi.
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City GuideWashington
"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm." (-John F. Kennedy).

This used to be a sleepy Southern town. But over the past few decades, DC has mushroomed into a vast and heterogeneous rival to its many metropolitan neighbors on the eastern seaboard. Whether you’re in DC because you’re passionate about lobbying the next climate change bill or because you’re hoping to break the Guinness World Record for “Longest Period Spent Staring at Abraham Lincoln’s Kneecaps.” we hope you find what you’re looking for—housing-wise, of course—in the District.

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Capitol City Specifics

The apartment market is fairly consistent in DC: there exists a set of criteria and stipulations that virtually every apartment manager and landlord will follow. Memorize these brief mnemonic tips to prevent an unhappy surprise.

Lease Me, Lease Me, Say That You’ll Lease Me: No landlord worth trusting will go for less than a six month lease and a deposit of two-thirds rent. That said, most of the more upscale units should be fully furnished, so you can count on cutting some costs in your move.

Utilitarianism: Most apartment contracts around the District don’t include utilities. If your college yearbook designated you “Frugal Freddy,” budget around $250/month for a 1BR/1BA. “Indulgent Ira” can expect to pay a bit more. Penny-pinch much? Consider a room in a house (or go in on a house with some friends)—there are lots of gems in DC that power-drunk Princeton grads don’t seek out because apartmenting is perceived as less stressful. Also if you want to save a few additional dollars on utilities forgo air conditioning, however many of the new apartments include central air conditioning at no additional charge.

Car Talk: Parking in a secure garage or lot runs about $100-$200/month, if it’s an option at all. Street parking is slightly less expensive (you may obtain a Residential Parking Permit for only $15/year) if you’re a comfortable risk-taker. Though spaces are often hard to find: if you take this route, don’t plan on using your car much unless your favorite pastime is playing sardines amongst the library stacks… Also, if you have friends in Virginia or Maryland, you may want to register your car there: DC insurance is bound to be double what you’ll pay if you’re “parking” outside the Beltway.

OK Commuter: If you plan to commute anywhere else in the city, study the transit map and live within a 15 minute walk of the station. Car commuters find the DC metro freeways a major headache, and if you’re working in Virginia you can bet on 45 minutes and a protracted morning bridge-cross. Parking in the DC area can be very limited so when signing a lease ensure that your apartment building offers either a parking garage or a dedicated parking space.

Milo & Otis: As a kid, I loved watching this squatty pug and his best friend (a yellow tabby; who else?) meander through the Ohio countryside. Unfortunately, it seems DC planners and landlords weren’t so keen. Dogs are hard to keep due to the scarcity of dog parks, however many buildings offer on property dog parks and proivde specifically pet friendly apartments. Also, expect a flat fee (up to $300) and monthly pet rent (around $30/month). Be sure to ask your landlord or management company about size and breed restrictions—Otis usually passes; Butch, maybe not. Cats are almost always allowed, and usually more practical, but cats still incur the fees mentioned above.

Laundry Service: Hunt down the apartment buildings that offers in unit washer and dryer accessibility at either no extra charge or at no extra travel. If you’re not this lucky, budget around $10-15/month as well as the time needed to tote your dirties to the laundromat.

Presidential Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods are like presidents. Some are old, some new—and some are known only by their flaws. Pay due notice to what you’ve heard, but also try to explore new areas with an open mind. After all, you may find the next “diamond in the rough” by stumbling into some hip forest no one else can see for the trees.

John F. Kennedy: Mr. Popularity. We all want to be his friend. No one can recount any of the great stuff he accomplished (some influential speeches concerning civil rights?), but dang!—that man carried himself well. Elegantly manicured, Northwest DC is best described this way. Apartment-seekers flock left, right, and cross-ways to get in on the action. (Doesn’t help that it’s the largest quadrant…) The reality is that you can find most of the same amenities in a less inflated market elsewhere. Nevertheless, here’s the skinny on some of the most popular spots:

Downtown Washington, DC borders some less fashionable but historic and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. If you can stand Convention Center parking headaches, you might find a 1BD/1BA for as little as $2100/month in Chinatown.

• Outside of Downtown, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom are where it’s at in NW. In Dupont, be prepared to pay an average of $2800-$3500/month for 2BD/2BA; you’ll be jumping for joy if you find a studio or 1BR/1BA for two-thirds of that figure. Foggy’s the choice for commuters to Downtown and Rosslyn, Va. Mind you, this is still an expensive area—studios under $1400 are unheard of. But you get what you pay for, that’s for sure.

• Everyone and their mom who can’t afford the above neighborhoods want to be in AdMo (insider slang for Adams Morgan). The upper range for studios is $2200/month; add $600/month for one bedroom / one bath units in this area.

Georgetown’s aesthetic is impeccable, but don’t get your hopes up for living in a quaint two bedroom / one bath row house down a cobblestone lane unless you can drop $3150/month. Additionally, this area is fairly impractical: commuters to Virginia will need to walk across the Key Bridge to Rosslyn, and shopping around here may be described as exclusively boutique-y.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: FDR is like the inverse of JFK. Visually boring, he set the Union on a trajectory toward modernism few would question. Everything east of N Capitol St. and north of E Capitol St. encapsulates this spirit. Classic as well as diverse, Northeast DC boasts a few gems you simply must consider:

Capitol Hill isn’t just for politicians and lobbyists. (For one thing, the historic homes are too small for these jokers!) $1600/month for a 1BD/1BA near Eastern Market.

Atlas District and Trinidad name two grimy (but equally hip) areas. The range around H St. is $900-$1200/month for 1BD/1BA and $1000-$1500/month for 2BD/1BA. Trinidad is the less expensiveof the two areas: just be careful where you land.

Brookland/Catholic University of America is probably the most economical neighborhood in NE. You may feel marooned, but in all truth the Red Line in to Capitol Hill is 10 minutes max. One can usually find a 1BD/1BA for under $1000/month (under $1500/month for a second bedroom).

Grover Cleveland: Barely worth mention, the Southwest Waterfront is the smallest of DC’s quadrants. That’s not to say there aren’t some great apartments if you love that feeling of being stranded. (No Metro stops; but you could walk to Capitol Hill and Navy Yard if you absolutely had to.) Efficiency condos start at $1400/month and luxury 1BD/1BA average $1850/month. What, did you expect some fun facts about Cleveland’s tenure? There aren’t any.

James Polk: Plagued by controversy and overall messiness (need I mention the Trail of Tears?), Polk’s presidency was brief—but hugely influential. In other words, he’s the greatest president no one ever talks about. That’s Southeast DC. Folks who live here will regale its charms: Eastern Market, Anacostia Park, and on and on.

• Historically the industrial area, Navy Yard is currently enjoying revitalization along the lines of condos and high-rises. All this competition, though, doesn’t drive the price very low: look hard and you may find a 1BD for $1500/month or a 2BD for $2000/month.

Anacostia is the Brooklyn of DC. It’s where those Navy Yard dockworkers went home to. $800/month is an average price for a 1BD/1BA; and it’s not unusual to find a 2BD unit for less than $1000/month.

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Lives of the Presidents”… However, the best way to get a handle on these neighborhoods is to walk a mile in their shoes. Make a commitment to spending five consecutive hours in a few of these areas. Grab a meal, walk the streets (in daylight, please). Chances are, one of ‘em will charm you more than the others. Then simply choose your house and paint it white!

February 2019 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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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February 2019 Washington, DC Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 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 held steady over the past month

DC rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in DC stand at $1,340 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,550 for a two-bedroom. DC's year-over-year rent growth exceeds the national average of 1.0%.

    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.

    • Rockville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,020, while one-bedrooms go for $1,750.
    • Over the past year, Waldorf is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 1.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,020, while one-bedrooms go for $1,750.
    • Bethesda has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,430; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 2.1% over the past year.
    • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents went down 0.4% over the past month but rose 4.8% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to DC

    As rents have increased moderately in DC, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. 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 $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 2.2% rise in DC.
    • While DC's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.3%), San Francisco (+2.7%), and Atlanta (+2.5%).
    • 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
    -0.1%
    2.2%
    Arlington
    $1,780
    $2,060
    -0.7%
    4.2%
    Alexandria
    $1,590
    $1,830
    -0.2%
    3.2%
    Germantown
    $1,700
    $1,960
    -0.3%
    3.9%
    Silver Spring
    $1,520
    $1,750
    0.7%
    1.3%
    Centreville
    $1,620
    $1,870
    0.5%
    2.7%
    Waldorf
    $1,750
    $2,020
    -0.4%
    -1.4%
    Frederick
    $1,320
    $1,530
    -0.4%
    4.8%
    Rockville
    $1,750
    $2,020
    1%
    5.5%
    Bethesda
    $2,100
    $2,430
    -0.2%
    2.1%
    Gaithersburg
    $1,530
    $1,770
    0.3%
    3.9%
    Reston
    $1,610
    $1,860
    -0.1%
    -0.1%
    Bowie
    $2,110
    $2,440
    -0.4%
    3.4%
    Ashburn
    $1,970
    $2,270
    -0.8%
    5.6%
    Leesburg
    $1,740
    $2,000
    -0.4%
    2.1%
    Manassas
    $1,510
    $1,740
    0.6%
    3.8%
    Oakton
    $1,880
    $2,170
    0.6%
    0.7%
    Montgomery Village
    $1,580
    $1,830
    -0.2%
    1.4%
    College Park
    $1,560
    $1,800
    -0.1%
    1.4%
    Suitland
    $1,330
    $1,540
    0.7%
    3.3%
    Laurel
    $1,360
    $1,610
    0.5%
    3.2%
    Fredericksburg
    $1,440
    $1,660
    0.3%
    2.7%
    Herndon
    $1,900
    $2,200
    0.2%
    0.4%
    Fairfax
    $1,870
    $2,160
    -0.9%
    3.4%
    Hyattsville
    $1,300
    $1,500
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    Falls Church
    $1,440
    $1,670
    -1.2%
    -1%
    Gainesville
    $2,050
    $2,370
    -1.1%
    -0.1%
    Temple Hills
    $1,250
    $1,450
    1%
    4.6%
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    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.

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    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Washington, DC’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Washington, DC renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apart...

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    Here’s how Washington ranks on:

    A-
    Overall satisfaction
    B
    Safety and crime rate
    A+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    C+
    Quality of schools
    A
    Social Life
    C+
    Weather
    A-
    Commute time
    C
    State and local taxes
    A+
    Public transit
    B+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Washington, DC’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Washington, DC renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Washington, DC, some aspects can be better."

    Key findings in Washington, DC include the following:

    • Washington, DC renters gave their city an A- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Washington, DC were jobs and career opportunities and public transit, which both received A+ grades.
    • The areas of concern to Washington, DC renters are affordability (D) and state and local taxes (C).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A.
    • Washington, DC did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including New York, NY (C+), Los Angeles (C+) and Chicago, IL (B-).

    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "DC has the perfect balance of fun, historical museums and eclectic neighborhoods filled with young people. There’s so much to do, even though it’s a fraction the size of other cities." – Alison P.
    • "I love the options of things to do, from art to sports. But the high cost of living can make it hard to enjoy the amenities." – Jaryn E.
    • "DC is amazing because each neighborhood has its own vibe and you’re able to feel like you’re in a smaller city instead of a large metropolis." – Allison T.
    • "I love the free museums and that there’s always something to do. But the rent is too expensive for the quality of the apartments." – Kathryn C.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here