This week in What X Rents You, UrbanTurf looks in the $750 to $800 a month range to see what the DC area rental market has to offer. As many UrbanTurf readers already know, finding an apartment all to yourself in this range in the region is virtually impossible. Here’s what we found.
A Master Bedroom in Brightwood
The first option we found is a bedroom in a group house. The house is on the northern fringe of Petworth near Brightwood, and looks to be newly renovated and sunny. The listing has four bedrooms, a washer/dryer in the basement, a cable hookup, and is fairly close to Rock Creek Park. The posting provided plenty of photos, so we feel confident that it’s not a scam, a distinct possibility for many other options in this price range.
An Efficiency East of the River
This listing has a few appealing features rare at this price: privacy and proximity to Metro. The efficiency is a block from the Benning Road Metro on the Blue Line and has a galley kitchen, stacked washer/dryer and big windows in the main room. There’s not too much going on in the neighborhood, although Ray’s the Steaks at East River is just a couple blocks away. In order to be eligible to rent this unit, you must make above $35,000 a year or currently be paying at least $775 a month in rent.
Privacy in the Suburbs
If you enjoy the quiet of the suburbs, there is an apartment in a Burtonsville single-family home just west of Laurel with your name on it. The house is close to Columbia Pike and, according to the listing, the one-bedroom unit has a separate entrance, a washer/dryer and a small kitchen. Utilities (water, electricity, AC/heat, internet, cable, trash pick-up) are estimated to run about $100/month, and smokers and those with pets need not apply.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/what_750_rents_you_in_dc/5570
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