What $2,150 Rents You in DC

by UrbanTurf Staff

This week, in a departure from our regular What X Buys You column, we switch from for-sale properties to rentals to see how far $2,100 to $2,200 a month goes in DC’s rental world.

Fully-furnished One-Bedroom Apartment in Capitol Hill


This one-bedroom apartment is a renovated English basement off of Seward Square in Capitol Hill. In addition to coming fully furnished, it has all new appliances, central A/C, a flat screen TV, three closets, and that most sought-after of rental amenities, a washer/dryer. The $2,150 monthly rent includes cable, internet, and utilities, and if you are looking for your landlord because something is broken, they live right upstairs. Pets and smokers need not apply, however.


Two-Bedroom Plus Den Apartment on the Southern Edge of Columbia Heights

For two renters who want to pay about $1,000 apiece and live close to the U Street Corridor, this two-bedroom-plus-den apartment could be a good option. The building is adjacent to Meridian Hill Park, and for UrbanTurf readers it may look familiar as it was the subject of the article we wrote last October on the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA). Both the building and most of the units have undergone pretty significant renovations in the past few months, and the apartments now have new wood floors in the living areas, new cabinets, countertops and appliances in the kitchen, and new faucets, fixtures and ceiling fans throughout. In this two-bedroom, there is no washer/dryer, but the building has laundry facilities as well as a fitness center, and a roof deck that takes advantage of the building’s perch above the city. (Photo above is of the model unit.)

Four-Bedroom Semi-Attached Row House in Trinidad


This four-bedroom home in Trinidad is located across the street from Gallaudet University. The semi-attached row house will probably appeal to renters who opt for more space instead of a very central location. While the kitchen is pretty large and there is a parking space in back, the drawback here is that the rental has just one full bathroom. However, those who want to pay just $550 a month to live within the DC borders are probably willing to make do with sharing the shower in the morning.

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  1. sami said at 1:54 pm on Tuesday April 19, 2011:

    I am looking for my first home but this is my rental sweet spot so it is nice to get a glimpse of what is out there.

  1. Janson said at 3:06 pm on Tuesday April 19, 2011:

    I like this feature not just because it reveals rents around the city, but because it lets you readily calculate the rough range of potential purchase prices for similar units in the same neighborhoods. Thanks!

  1. Bilal said at 3:25 pm on Tuesday April 19, 2011:

    I agree with Janson!

  1. Q-Street said at 5:19 pm on Tuesday April 19, 2011:

    It just makes me happy that I bought!

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