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The Ten Least Expensive Properties Near H Street

If we said "Atlas District", no one would have a clue where we're talking about except neighborhood boundary czars and local historians. But alas, the H Street Corridor is the Atlas District (named after the Atlas Theater) and the Atlas District is H Street. Despite its many restaurants, pubs, and beer halls, the nabe is more than an 18th Street-esque bar crawl and more people are giving it a chance as a place to call home. We found the best properties at the entry-level end of the price spectrum and not all of them require a visit from Ghostbusters.

10. 823 12th St
Asking Price: $549,900
Square Feet: 884
Price Per Square Foot: $622
The Lowdown: We begin our drunken stumble in the Atlas District with this price-reduced 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse. Dropped from $599,000, this house is designed for the lush who wants to "enjoy a drink while gazing at all the amazing features of this stunning new construction 3 level modern home just steps from the hottest area of DC".

9. 625 3rd St
Asking Price: $509,000
Square Feet: 1,320
Price Per Square Foot: $386
The Lowdown: Do you know math? Then see if this equation makes sense: "Southern exposure + multiple windows + skylights = tons of sunlight!" Does it? Good. Reduced by $40,000, this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath corner duplex with two tandem parking spaces and a wood burning fireplace is looking for a quasi-math genius.

8. 743 3rd St
Asking Price: $490,050
Square Feet: 1,092
Price Per Square Foot: $449
The Lowdown: If you want space and urban convenience, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse with a one-car garage and gated entrance might be appealing to you. Featuring spacious bedrooms and a private courtyard a stone's throw from H Street and Union Station, this new listing may not be on the market for long.

7. 619 11th St
Asking Price: $399,900
Square Feet: 672
Price Per Square Foot: $595
The Lowdown: Security is on the mind of this seller since he highlights the deactivated ADT alarm. But there's more to this 1 bedroom, 1 bath townhouse, including a small backyard with promise, new 2010 renovations, plenty of upgrades, and a price reduction from $425,000.

6. 813 5th St
Asking Price: $375,000
Square Feet: 800
Price Per Square Foot: $469
The Lowdown: Are you fabulous and hip? Yeah, we're not either. But that shouldn't stop you from viewing this 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with a "fab rear garden" and two rear parking spaces. (There are lots of things going on in the rear...)

5. 730 11th St
Asking Price: $374,999
Square Feet: 844
Price Per Square Foot: $444
The Lowdown: Packed to the gills with perks, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo is already beckoning you home. Included in this unit are "parking, hardwood floors, granite counters, subway tile backsplash, fireplace, matching black appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, and walk-in master closet." And you can always enjoy trolley access when (read: if) it ever arrives.

4. 609 L St
Asking Price: $369,750
Square Feet: 800
Price Per Square Foot: $462
The Lowdown: Grab your night vision goggles, kids. This building's exterior was taken either at night or during an eclipse. And unfortunately, we missed out on the cupcakes and cocktails open house. (Sadness.) But alas, this 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo still has plenty to offer, including a gorgeous kitchen.

3. 1114 3rd St
Asking Price: $350,000
Square Feet: 864
Price Per Square Foot: $405
The Lowdown: A price reduced Federal row house is on the market. And it's tastefully put together and certainly not "overdone". Though sold as is, the 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath house seems like it has it together. And if need be, you can always update it to fit your tastes.

2. 1125 Maryland Ave
Asking Price: $319,900
Square Feet: 731
Price Per Square Foot: $438
The Lowdown: This seller is looking to unload this property, and while we wouldn't go as far as to say "desperate", there is urgency with this listing. The 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo is certainly "charming" and hits all the right notes, including the low monthly HOA of $130.

1. 1341 Maryland Ave
Asking Price: $234,500
Square Feet: 673
Price Per Square Foot: $348
The Lowdown: And we finish our real estate crawl at the eastern end of the Atlas District. This week's least expensive Least Expensive is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath condo in a converted firehouse. It has "tons of character", but also income restrictions, like a 2-person household cannot make more than $68,800. So check it out if you qualify. And we hope the fire pole is still in the unit because then you can pretend to be Ghostbusters. We call Peter Venkman.

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