What $1,950 Rents You in the DC Area

by Shilpi Paul

This week in What X Rents You, UrbanTurf looks in the $1,950 to $1,980 a month range and found a variety of choices for prospective renters in the DC area with this monthly budget.

What $1,950 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Spacious for a One-Bedroom in Kalorama

This one-bedroom is in the William Penn Apartments, a mid-sized building in Kalorama that is a close walk from Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan. The 700-square foot unit feels spacious, with a bedroom big enough to fit shelves and a desk, a deep living room and a separate dining area. The rooftop deck is also a perk. The apartment is available on January 1st.

What $1,950 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 2

A Simple Bungalow in Silver Spring

If you like the Takoma Park and Silver Spring bungalows that we often find on the for-sale market, this is a chance to try one out. The three-bedroom home is available on January 15th, and has many of the features that make bungalows such desirable properties, like a fairly wide front porch and sizable rooms. However, this property is on the plain side, lacking in complex woodwork or a crisply renovated kitchen or bathrooms. Still, it is far and away the largest (and least expensive home) featured in this article.

What $1,950 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 3

A One-Bedroom at Rhode Island Row

For those willing to follow the wave of development going east, a one-bedroom is available in Rhode Island Row, the new development near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station. Since the apartment building is brand new, everything is in very good shape. The surrounding amenities are starting to emerge, and a recent article in the Washington Post suggests that there is more on the way.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_1950_rents_you_in_the_dc_area2/6427


  1. Alexa said at 8:53 pm on Wednesday December 12, 2012:
    Thanks for this piece. I think its important to mention the additional fees included in some of the larger upscale buildings. One time or recurring fees for amenities, move-in, administration, application, etc, can bump up the monthly cost by several hundred dollars when factored in over a year, easily taking one over their budget.
  1. Barry said at 9:08 pm on Wednesday December 12, 2012:
    Not to criticize your digital publication or writers, but this article is complete crap. $1,950 is a "healthy allotment" for nearly any property in any section of the District. Heck, the Barclay, Ravenel, & 1500 Mass apartments in Dupont rent 300-400sq ft studio's for $1,400-$1,600 a month, just to name a few. To UrbanTurf, please do more research before publishing articles like this in the future. Otherwise, love your product - Barry - DC, NW
  1. GFR said at 9:54 pm on Wednesday December 12, 2012:
    @Barry, So instead of Silver Spring three-bedrooms and 700 square-foot Kalorama one-bedrooms for $1,950, they should be including 400 square-foot studios? That seems like the wrong direction to take.
  1. kob said at 10:47 pm on Wednesday December 12, 2012:
    Loved the windows of the one-bedroom in Adams Morgan. Seemed high up as well. Intense light. But I'd rather live in a smaller cave, protected from intruding light, and for a lot less, so please include more photos of mole-rat apartments. I don't want to be entertained. I want to be depressed!

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