What $2,400 Rents You in DC

by UrbanTurf Staff

This week in What X Rents You, UrbanTurf looks in the $2,400 a month range and found a variety of choices for prospective renters in DC with this monthly budget.


Three-Bedroom Truxton Circle Townhouse with Renter’s Most-Wanted Amenities

More Truxton Circle than the advertised Shaw neighborhood, this three-bedroom, 1.5-bath is one of those rentals for three recent college grads who are looking to rent in the city, and not break the $1,000/month barrier. The rental looks to be a little dark, but has a fair amount of space (1,300 square feet), and the two amenities that renters and buyers alike seem to want above all else these days: an in-unit washer/dryer and off-street parking. The townhouse is available starting on September 1.

  • Full Listing: 129 Bates Street NW (map)
  • Rent: $2,350 a month
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Footage: 1,300


Three Bedrooms, Two Kitchens on Eastern Edge of Columbia Heights

The $2,400/month range seems to be the sweet spot for three-bedroom rentals in DC right now. Straddling the border between Columbia Heights and Pleasant Plains, this three-bedroom row house has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the upper level, a kitchen, living room and dining room on the main level and then a third bedroom, a second bathroom and another kitchen on the lower level (which also has a private entrance). The house, available in the middle of this month, requires a $40 application fee and a month’s rent for a security deposit.


Location Over Space: Dupont Circle One-Bedroom

This Dupont Circle one-bedroom is meant for the renter that prizes central location over space. The 600 square-foot unit is being subletted by the current tenant for a preferred term of six months or longer. Available starting on September 19, the small upper-floor apartment near 17th and Massachusetts Avenue NW can also come furnished (with among other things, a TV and DVD player) and the building has services and amenities like a 24-hour front desk and a roof deck. What the eventual tenant is really paying for, though, is the apartment’s proximity to the Dupont Metro (a five-minute walk) and downtown.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_2400_rents_you_in_dc/3912


  1. Renter said at 2:54 pm on Wednesday August 3, 2011:

    The first two seem spot-on.  1711 Mass is laughably overpriced.  1711 and 1727 Mass are both old, decrepit buildings; one of the last holdouts of affordability in the Dupont area.  A 600 square foot one bedroom should be more like $1,800.

  1. TAG said at 4:05 pm on Wednesday August 3, 2011:

    Might I suggest another option in Cleveland Park:  1100 sqf one bedroom plus den, kitty-corner from the Metro, with parking available?

  1. J E said at 12:27 pm on Tuesday August 23, 2011:

    1711 Mass is not overpriced vs. comps.  Very well-managed building and very nicely renovated.  Have you seen the elevators, roof, etc?

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