This week for Curbed Comparisons, we take a look at what rentals are available below the price of average rent in D.C., but not so low that group houses are the only option. Here's what $1400/month can rent you around D.C.
↑ There are a couple of one bedroom styles available at The Aventine at Fort Totten between $1313 and $1398 per month. The one at $1348 per month is the largest at 709 square feet. In addition to being close to three metro lines, the building boasts off street parking, a fitness center and a pool. Plus, it's close to the ever-important 7-11.
↑ As previously noted, the Berkshire is a relatively affordable apartment building near American University and a 350 square foot efficiency is available there right now for $1379/month. So, it's a party central option, but it would probably have to be a fairly small party.
↑ A slightly smaller Chevy Chase studio at the Kenmore is also an option for $1400/month. It's very close to the Maryland border, so for those that need to take the Beltway to work, it's also close to the Connecticut Avenue exit. An additional interesting amenity is their valet laundry service.
↑ For $1362 per month, it's possible to go bigger if you head east of the river. This lofted two bedroom at Royal Courts Apartments also has a balcony, and apparently, close proximity to a winter park! It's also got more interesting external architecture than most standard brick box apartment buildings.
↑ This studio at The Majestic is larger than the two in upper Northwest at 540 square feet. Also, for $1395 per month, there's an awesome roof deck that you'll have access to. There's also a walk-in closet which is always a plus in a situation when you're combining your living room and bedroom. No pets if you're going to live here, though.