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Germantown Apartments
Last updated January 27 2023 at 12:39 AM

725 Apartments in Germantown, Maryland

Germantown Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Median Age: 37
Percentage of Family Households: 73%
Median Annual Income: $91,931 / year
Median Rent: $1,768 / month

What locals are saying

Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.

With a flock of flea markets, shopping centers, parks and history packed into about 11 square miles, Germantown is a hopping town

Two band members from Hootie and the Blowfish attended Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland.

With a flock of flea markets, shopping centers, parks and history packed into about 11 square miles, Germantown is a hopping town. The population alone proves that, with the 2010 Census putting more than 86,000 residents into this suburban community of Montgomery County, making it a crunchy 8,019 folks per square mile. Crunchiness can lead to liveliness, however, if you opt to take advantage of the charming events and features, such as the wooded Black Rock Road area where members of the band O.A.R. used to write songs in their high school days. If not, you can still benefit as a hermit if you happen to work in D.C., as the place is a sweet 30 miles or so from our nations capital.

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Finding an Apartment in Germantown

All that fun and all those activities, plus the proximity to Washington, D.C., puts Germantown in the prime real estate category. In other words, moving to this suburban enclave is not going to be cheap. With a variety of different rental property sizes, shapes and neighborhood locations, however, nabbing an appropriate place to call home is certainly possible. While vacancy rates in some areas are less than 2 percent, others do stretch up to about 10. But you better act quickly, as CNN Money ranked Germantown at No. 24 on a list of 100 best places to live.

How much will it cost?

Please note the top ranking came from the CNN Money list, which should give you a clue that youre going to need at a pretty decent amount for any type of accommodations in the Germantown borders.

How should you to prepare?

Since rents are pretty high and vacancy rates often tight, you want to make a first impression that doesnt scream, "forget this one." Before you even contact a landlord or Realtor, gather up written references from colleagues, employers and previous landlords as well as a copy of your latest credit report.

What are the possible complications?

Well, yeah, if you look at winter weather in Maryland, youll see it may not be the best season to haul it on over to Germantown. While the state website notes the average snowfall is about 20 inches annually, some areas have seen more than 260 inches in a year. Germantown averages about 7 inches per month in the winter, and those storms can certainly do some nasty things to your moving materials.

What else?

Bad credit or being unprepared can also foul up your plans to move, especially since Germantown consist of many well-established homes. Landlords here are unlikely to overlook the lack of a job, steady income or a solid credit history. Can you say co-signer?

Germantown Neighborhoods

The outer communities of Germantown are the safest. This doesn't mean other areas are packed with thugs ready to jump you for your beer stein, however. It just means the edges of Germantown seem calmer in terms of crime.

Brownstown/Old Germantown: The Brownstown/Old Germantown neighborhood is one of those outer areas, covering the chunk of land on the southwest corner of town. If you're into big homes and educated executive types, then youll love your neighbors in this zone. Vacancy rates are low, typically around 2 percent or less, proving loads of folks are into big homes and educated executive types. $$$$$

Neelsville/Brink: The low-crime northeastern corner of Germantown is made up, in part, of the Neelsville/Brink neighborhood. It shares the same executive-type residents as the other edge of town, although property rental rates are a shade lower. $$$

Exploration Lane/Keeneland Circle: Nestled just west of Neelsville/Brink is another low-crime zone that is not necessarily made up of those wealthy, executive types. Nearly 4 percent of the employed people in this zone are active in the military, perhaps explaining the low crime rate. $$$

Reviews of Northlake Apartments show that renters love their community's outdoor tennis courts and private balconies.

Clopper Road/Hopkins Road: If you're a fan of sorority or fraternity life, then the centrally located Clopper Road/Hopkins Road area may give you a thrill. The neighborhood rates as low in crime, high in larger rental properties and pretty good on walkability if you dig hoofing it to places. $$$

Middlebrook: More college-crowd antics are yours to be had in Middlebrook, located smack dab in the middle of Germantown. Middlebrook sports a higher crime rate yet boasts a wider variety of smaller apartment rentals than its Clopper Road cousin. $$$

Blunt Road/Scenery Drive: Loads of row houses are one of the claims to fame of the Blunt Road/Scenery Drive area. The rental homes are well-established but not yet old, giving the area a solid feel while the low crime stats fortify it even further. $$$

Town Center: While crime rates are still admirable in Town Center, they are a bit higher than other Germantown neighborhoods. Living up to its name with its central location, Town Center comes replete with more of those scenic row houses for your living pleasure. $$$$

Reviews of Oak Mill Apartments indicate that residents adore their leasing staff so much, they regularly recommend the building to friends and family.

Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road: Head to the northern tip of Germantown, and you'll be heading to the Rosecrest Drive/Frederick Road zone. A major highlight of the area is its proximity to Ridge Road Recreational Park, which is nestled near the southeastern edge of this low-crime area. $$$$

Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive: The street names alone can be a big draw for the Dairymaid Drive/Chalet Drive zone, although there is no mention of actual chalets or dairymaids in the area. What you do get is plenty of smaller rental options, with a host of studio apartments and two bedroom apartments for rent, high-rise apartment buildings, and apartment complexes dotting the horizon.$$$$

In their reviews of Canterbury Apartments, residents show how much they love their community. Between the super friendly staff, onsite playground, and proximity to schools, renters live very comfortable lifestyles at Canterbury Apartments.

Life in Germantown

If you're thinking life in Germantown is one big Oktoberfest, you're right--kind of. At least you're right during the day-long Oktoberfest Festival. The festival features plenty of German food and beer but also leaves room for folk music, dancing, games and those inflatable things kids like to jump on. The annual bash draws crowds from the entire D.C. area and beyond, so get ready for some heavy-duty elbow rubbing!

What to Do the Other 364 Days of the Year

BlackRock Center for the Arts is hopping year round, with performances, exhibits, art classes and other fun stuff for families, singles or any combination of age groups.

Milestone Center gives you the opportunity to shop your socks off in a one-stop spree that includes all your fave big box stores for home supplies, home-improvement materials, pet goodies, office goods, clothing and food.

Maryland SoccerPlex is another claim to fame, even more so if you dig soccer. Former home of the women's pro soccer team of the Washington Freedom, the Plex is still flexing with several soccer fields and a massive scope of indoor sports programs.

Parks are another place to get your soccer fix if the Plex just doesn't cut it. Several parks surround Germantown, offering more than 20 local or regional park and picnic areas.

Other stuff includes a movie theater, the Germantown campus of Montgomery College, a historical society, and a farmers' market and orchard. There's even public transportation--kind of. While you do get about 20 bus routes snaking throughout the area and a MARC train that takes you straight to D.C., most folks in Germantown use their own vehicles to get around.

Germantown Demographics


How diverse is Germantown?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Germantown is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Germantown are Black Or African American (29.3%), White (23.4%), Asian (23%), Hispanic Or Latino (21.6%), Two Or More (2.4%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Germantown residents?

The median age in Germantown is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Germantown?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Germantown is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Germantown are Black Or African American (29.3%), White (23.4%), Asian (23%), Hispanic Or Latino (21.6%), Two Or More (2.4%), Other (0.3%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Germantown residents?

The median age in Germantown is 37 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Germantown Crime


Overall Crime

Low
Overall crime in Germantown is low in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Low
The level of violent crime in Germantown is low compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Low
The level of property crime in Germantown is low compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Germantown


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
771 Students
17 Reviews
771
Students
17 Reviews
7 /10
Fox Chapel Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
619 Students
10 Reviews
619
Students
10 Reviews
7 /10
Ronald A. Mcnair Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
845 Students
9 Reviews
845
Students
9 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Kingsview Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,029 Students
12 Reviews
1,029
Students
12 Reviews
6 /10
Roberto W. Clemente Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,373 Students
45 Reviews
1,373
Students
45 Reviews
4 /10
Neelsville Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
922 Students
6 Reviews
922
Students
6 Reviews

High Schools

6 /10
Northwest High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
2,508 Students
23 Reviews
2,508
Students
23 Reviews
3 /10
Seneca Valley High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,187 Students
12 Reviews
1,187
Students
12 Reviews

What Renters Say about Germantown


Apartment List has released the results for Germantown from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
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Parks and Outdoor Activities
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Weather
40%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
30%
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1 Bedroom
$1,640
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,938
1028 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,575
1233 sqft
Walking distance to shopping, dining, and Germantown Library. Near Town Center Park and Black Hill Regional Park. High-end units with granite counters and fireplace. Elevator, parking garage, clubhouse. Close to I-270.
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Stonecreek Club Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$1,555
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
935 sqft
Large property with beautiful grounds and playground. Smoke-free apartments with patio/balcony, in-unit W/D and accent walls. Community has car wash station, carports and 24-hr gym. Shops and I-270 nearby.
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1 of 30
1 Bedroom
$1,690
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
970 sqft
Luxurious complex is across the street from Kingsview Village Center, Starbucks and Anytime Fitness. Community amenities feature pool, lounge chairs and business center. Units feature patio or balcony, vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace.
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1 Bedroom
$1,625
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1039 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,410
1424 sqft
Vibrant community of 1-3 bedroom apartments within walking distance of Germantown MARC Station. Each apartment features upscale interior finishes and modern stainless steel appliances. Leisure amenities include a swimming pool and volleyball court.
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Heritage at Waters Landing Photo Gallery 1
1 of 35
1 Bedroom
$1,645
864 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,748
858 sqft
Prestigious community of fully appointed 1-3 bedroom apartments nestled on 17 acres of landscaped ground across the street from Waters Landing Local Park. Floor plans feature open-concept living spaces and delightful woodland views.
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Cherry Knoll Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,642
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,834
950 sqft
Within walking distance of Germantown Square Shopping Center. Also near Gunners Branch Local Park. Delightful community of stylish apartments on 27 acres of landscaped grounds. Amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis court.
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Millstone at Kingsview Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,985
751 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,243
1085 sqft
When it comes to upscale apartment living, we've made your decision easy. Millstone at Kingsview is the premier apartment community in Germantown, MD, featuring high-end style and elegant touches you wonÂ’t find anywhere else.
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Seneca Club Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,588
690 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,798
950 sqft
Carefully manicured setting with pet-friendly policies. Short distance from MARC Germantown station and I-270. Residents enjoy access to high-speed internet, personal balconies, swimming pool, playground, spa, sauna and fitness center.
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The Elms at Century Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,053
858 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,183
1220 sqft
Welcome to The Elms at Century. Our community offers comfortable apartment homes along with a full suite of desirable amenities. Located less than 30 miles northwest of Washington D.C., The Elms at Century allows you to take advantage of all that the area has to offer. As you search for apartments in Germantown, MD, we know you’re looking for modern and luxurious living spaces, and you’ll find this and more in our community. Our apartments are available in one, two, and three bedroom layouts, each available in a variety of different sizes with optional lofts, sunrooms or dens. With so many options to choose from, we’re sure that you’ll find just the apartment that you’re looking for. The Elms at Century is designed with an exceptional resident experience in mind. Whether you’re lounging by the resort-style pool or relaxing by our beautiful outdoor firepit, we want you to appreciate the options in leisure and recreation. You can even say goodbye to your expensive gym membership. The Elms at Century has a delightful fitness center as well as a yoga room with on-demand fitness programs so you can stay in shape while being so close to home.
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1 Bedroom
$1,832
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
965 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,886
1390 sqft
Pet-friendly units include large patio or balcony with extra storage and optional sunroom, vaulted ceilings and fireplace. Located close to I-270 with dining, shopping and entertainment just minutes away.
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Assembly Germantown Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,590
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,817
1103 sqft
Conveniently located just minutes from Germantown MARC Station and I-270. Contemporary 1-2 bedroom apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances and an in-unit laundry. Communal amenities include a courtyard, clubhouse, swimming pool and dog park.
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Lerner Black Hill Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,936
722 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,318
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,899
1591 sqft
Lerner Black Hill is the newest luxury apartment community in Germantown, Maryland. This private community features studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments with diverse floor plans and distinct style. Perfectly positioned on a 110-acre serene setting, this 255-unit community promises to deliver comfortable living, convenient access, and an unmatched environment. Lerner Black Hill boasts large apartments and endless amenities, seamlessly elevating each resident’s intimate experience within this upscale community. The surrounding community is in close proximity to walking trails, retail and dining options, and easy access to Rockville, Clarksburg, Germantown, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Virginia.
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Milestone Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,819
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,069
1123 sqft
Relaxed apartment community on 25 acres of green space near Ridge Road Recreational Park. Also close to shopping hotspots such as Milestone Center. Floor plans feature kitchens with granite countertops and bedrooms with oversized closets.
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Seneca Place Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,898
1205 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,205
1205 sqft
Pet-friendly community of spacious 2-3 bedroom apartment homes situated just off I-270. Close to Lake Forest Mall and the Washingtonian Center. Olympic-size swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center located on the premises.
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Canterbury Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,603
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,716
905 sqft
Comfortable 1-2 bedroom apartment homes with fully equipped kitchens situated near Germantown Town Center Urban Park. Pet- and family-friendly community boasting a swimming pool, children's playground and on-site daycare. Reserved parking and 24-hour maintenance available.
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1 Bedroom
$1,465
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
779 sqft
Garden-style apartment community on 37 acres of land near the intersection of Route 118 and I-270. Apartments feature modern kitchens, spacious closets and air conditioning. Residents' amenities include a swimming pool, clubhouse and fitness center.
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12700 Sesame Seed Ct Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,900
1248 sqft
This spacious & updated end unit is beautifully remodeled! Located in a quite community! Updated throughout including the kitchen, backsplash granite counters, appliances, cabinets, laminate floors throughout, paint, etc. Spacious living room, dining area, bedrooms & a private fenced patio off dining area with a shed! One assigned parking space included plus access to guest spaces. Tenant pays electric & water, trash is included. Community includes pool and basketball court. Schedule a private tour today! **620 Minimum Credit Score Required**
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14145 Gallop Ter Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,650
1900 sqft
14145 Gallop Ter is a beautiful three level townhouse recently updated and available for immediate move in. New paint and carpet and flooring. Features a generous Living Room with a stunning view of a serene natural setting off of the updated kitchen with a passthrough window open to the living room. The second level has a spacious Primary Bedroom with a full bathroom and large closet as well as two other bedrooms and a full bath. The basement features a walkout door to the back, a laundry, a half bath and a large rec room and a bonus room. Community Pool, convenient to parks, Germantown Community Center, and more Convenient access to I-270. Assigned Parking. Tenant pays utilities and rental liability insurance is required. Desired tenant salary is three times rent. All PMI Potomac residents are enrolled for an additional cost ($29.95/mo) in the Resident Benefits Package (RBP) which includes HVAC air filter delivery, and a utility concierge service making utility connection a breeze during your move-in, our best-in-class resident rewards program, and much more! For more information or to apply, go to PMIPotomac.com This property is non-smoking, pets are case-by-case. 3D tour available at: https://real.vision/my/14145-gallop-terrace/tour
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13823 Bailiwick Ter Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$2,100
1240 sqft
Live in comfort in this lovingly maintained 3 Bed/2.5 bath townhome in quiet Germantown neighborhood. Featuring sleek hardwood floors throughout, updated appliances, and roomy back patio. Perfect for a family looking for more space, additional rooms for home office, family room, or bedroom. Conveniently located off of Germantown road and within walking distance from numerous natural parks, including Cedar Creek and Kingsview. Available to rent in Mid December. Utilities not included. Additional $25/month for Renters Warehouse Residential Benefits Package added to rent. Please click the link to schedule a tour through the Renters Warehouse Website. Please wait for confirmation before arriving at property for tour. If you do not receive confirmation, please wait to be contacted with additional showing options. Book a tour today, won't last long!
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19360 ELDERBERRY TERRACE Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$1,800
960 sqft
3 Beds/2 Full Baths townhouse with fenced backyard. New painting. The upper level has two bedrooms with one full bath, and one bedroom with one full bath in the walkout basement. 2 assigned parking spaces. Minutes to I-270, MD 355, grocery, and many shops. Available on 2/18/ 2023.
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12309 SILVERGATE WAY Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,650
888 sqft
Great condo available for rent! This 2 bedroom 2 full bath home is filled with natural light. As you enter into the into the foyer you over look the great room. Its a great space for relaxing and enjoying. If the weather is nice, enjoy a cup of coffee out on the covered porch. As you head down the hall the laundry and utility room are to the left, bedroom 2 on the right, hall full bath just across the hall. Then you enter into the master suite. The bedroom is huge, has it's own bath and have a big walk in closet. To Qualify: Household income of $65,000+, minimum credit scores of 620, no pets, no smokers. As agent for application.
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18708 CALEDONIA COURT Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1087 sqft
Beautifully renovated condo with two bedrooms each with their own full bath. Gorgeous kitchen with quartz counter tops , SS appliances.Upgraded bathrooms with new vanities, Freshly painted . Washer and Dryer in the unit. Large balcony overlooking green space. Plenty of open free parking in the parking lot. Convenient location , right off 270. A mile away of trails for bikes and lake Churchill.
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21046 SOJOURN COURT Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$2,650
2280 sqft
It has everything you ask. Beautifully updated 3 level townhouse, end unit with 2-car garage in a thought after community. Near to highway entrance and shopping center, one of the most convenient location in Germantown. One bedroom suite with full bath at main level, another 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths at the top level, totally 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and one powder room at mid-level. Open concept throughout from 2-floor foyer extend to upper level. Hardwood flooring, large window for natural sunlight splash, bump out window and fireplace in kitchen to add a touch of space and cozy. His-and-her walk-in-closet in the master suite, dual-vanity and separated shower room and bath tub in the master bathroom. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with serenity.
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How much is rent in Germantown?

Apartment Rentals in Germantown start at $700/month.

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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Germantown. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include George Washington University, Howard University, Trinity Washington University, Georgetown University, and University of the District of Columbia.