UrbanTurf Reader Asks: Where Can You Get the Most Out of $1,900 in Rent?

by UrbanTurf Staff


In this week’s installment of UrbanTurf Reader Asks, a reader who is moving out on his own inquires about where he can get the most bang for his $1,900 budget when it comes to renting in DC.

After living with a roommate for three years, I am taking the leap and moving out on my own. I can pay up to $1,900 a month in rent and am debating between getting a small one-bedroom in a more central location versus a two-bedroom or larger a little further out (I realize it may be way out), so that I can have space for a home office or perhaps rent out one of the rooms. I am open to living in most neighborhoods, and ride my bicycle everywhere, so don’t need to be close to the Metro. I just started looking on Craigslist (which has become a hot mess since I last went rental hunting), so would love the UrbanTurf audience to weigh in on where they think I should look. Thanks!

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  1. Will said at 10:03 am on Monday July 11, 2011:

    I’ve got a 2bd with doorman/utilities included near the corner of Wisconsin and Mass for about $1700—great neighborhood, lots of bus lines, good resturants, and easy access to Dupont/Tenley/Gtown.  Check out the buildings along Wisconsin Ave - ton of great deals.

  1. Eric said at 10:05 am on Monday July 11, 2011:

    $1,900 will get you a pretty decent 1-bed or 1-bed, plus den in most DC neighborhoods. The trick is finding a two-bedroom. Even two-bedrooms that are far away from downtown are going for more than that now.

  1. erica said at 10:49 am on Monday July 11, 2011:

    I saw a one bed plus den in ad mo yesterday on Craigslist but today can’t find it. Gotta be quick. Best of luck.

  1. John said at 12:49 pm on Monday July 11, 2011:

    $1900/1br at the Concord in Crystal City


  1. Malia said at 8:38 am on Tuesday July 12, 2011:

    Cosign with Will. Look up in the Cathedral Hts area.

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