What $4,000 Rents You in the DC Area

by UrbanTurf Staff

This week in What X Rents You, UrbanTurf looked in the $4,000 a month range for the DC area to see what that price point gets renters out there. Admittedly high, this is a rental price point for tenants that will be shacking up with at least two other people or those with large families.

What $4,000 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 1

A Burleith Three-Bedroom Without the Controversy

UrbanTurf readers may remember back in late-2010 when we reported on a coalition of Burleith neighborhood groups who spent two months (yes, two months) walking the neighborhood identifying what they believe are illegal rentals. Hopefully this three-bedroom has all its papers in order. The row home could be a good option for three roommates who want to live near, but not in, Georgetown. It has a good-sized back deck, patio, and yard, the lower level is fully built out with a bedroom, living area and a separate entrance, and the rental comes with garage parking. A minimum 12-month lease is required and it is available immediately.

  • Full Listing: 3546 T Street NW (map)
  • Rent: $4,000 per month
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,600

What $4,000 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 2

Space Over Proximity in 4,000 Square-Foot Silver Spring Mansion

For renters that prize space over location, this five-bedroom home 15 minutes north of the Glenmont Metro Station could be a good option. In addition to a huge lot and massive yard (see above), the 4,000 square-foot three-level home has five bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a lot of living space. It is the first time that the home has hit the rental market, so no pets are allowed.

What $4,000 Rents You in the DC Area: Figure 3

A Familiar Carriage House

If this carriage house looks familiar, it may be because it was featured in the article Shilpi Paul wrote about alley residences a few months ago. The home, built around 1890, near 5th and T Streets NW is split into two three-bedroom units, and the unit for rent is on the top level. In addition to a deck off the living room, the unit comes with some nice amenities including a 50-inch flat screen TV and a table that can fit 6-10 people. The unit has access to a garden, and parking is available under a separate contract.

  • Full Listing: 5th and T Street NW (map)
  • Rent: $3,900 per month
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Footage: 1,500

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_4000_rents_you_in_the_dc_area/5461


  1. Mike said at 5:42 pm on Thursday April 26, 2012:
    Love the carriage house! thanks for showing a variety of really different properties in the area at this price point.
  1. saladman8283 said at 7:13 pm on Thursday April 26, 2012:
    I have a 4 BR/3.5 BA all brick end unit TH in Southwest (Capitol Square at the Waterfront) with gas fireplace, huge master bath, tons of closets and a 2 car garage for rent starting Aug. 1 for $4,000 mo. 2.5 blocks from the L'Enfant Plaza Metro.
  1. Zach said at 7:07 pm on Thursday May 3, 2012:
    Thanks for this piece. Just found your site and it looks great. I would really like to see the same analysis for rentals at $1500, $2000, $2500, and $3000. Any chance you'll cover those price points too?
  1. Shilpi said at 2:06 pm on Friday May 4, 2012:
    Hi Zach, Thanks for the comment! Every other week we look into the properties that renters in DC can get in a certain rental price point. We have covered many of the price points that you mention below: http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_1500_rents_you_in_the_dc_area/5135 http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_2000_rents_you_in_DC/4544 http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_2500_rents_you_in_dc/4762 We will likely be revisiting these rental rates in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Shilpi UrbanTurf

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