What $300,000 Buys You in the DC Area

  • March 21st 2012

by Shilpi Paul

In What X Buys You this week, UrbanTurf takes a look at properties on the market for around $300,000 to give readers an idea of what type of homes are available in this price point in the DC area.

What $300,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 1

Studio in a Capitol Hill Turret

For just under $300,000, you can pretend you live in a castle. This studio is in a turreted section of the Carolina of the Hill condo building and has accordingly rounded walls. The location just south of the House of Representatives office buildings is extremely convenient for Hill staffers and commuters — the Capitol South Metro Station is a block away. The Murphy bed, walk-in closet and high ceilings give the 521 square-foot studio a more livable feel.

What $300,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 2

A Lot of House For Your Money in Mount Rainier

In Mount Rainier, you can buy a five-bedroom house for about the same price as the Capitol Hill one-room unit above. This home, a couple blocks from the District border, is in need of some work, but has a separate dining room, three full baths and extras like a shed, deck, and front porch. The fixtures are a little dated, but not dilapidated, and the house is on a very green, leafy lot with a large backyard.

What $300,000 Buys You in the DC Area: Figure 3

Two-Bedroom Condo in Arlington Oaks

This two-bedroom condo is in Arlington Oaks, a complex of ‘garden apartments’ constructed in the late 1930’s in Northern Virginia. (The apartments flipped to condos a few decades later.) Every unit was designed with cross ventilation and the complex as a whole has plenty of lawns, trees and gardens. This condo has been renovated recently and has an updated kitchen and bathroom. The Ballston Metro Station is about a mile away.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_300000_buys_you_in_the_dc_area/5310.

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