If you're looking for a new rental and even the average price of a one bedroom seems exorbitant, look no further than this week's Curbed Comparisons. The folks at Zumper found these five rentals and none of them ask more than $1400 per month.
↑ Yeah, Ava H Street has the reputation of coming across as a bit needy, should you decide to come by and not stick around. But the modern and stylish building with a courtyard grill, fitness center and roof deck has a studio apartment available at $1395 per month. Even in the 449 square foot space, there's a walk-in closet and an in-unit washer/dryer.
↑ Turns out, it is possible to live in Cleveland Park for $1370 per month. Go figure. This 400 square foot studio at The Dore is in close to all the neighborhood amenities of Connecticut Avenue and offers free storage. Start stocking up on quarters now, though, as you'll need them to do laundry.
↑ This one bedroom at Capitol Park Tower Apartments comes with a boring, vanilla kitchen as part of the $1387/month rental price. However, it also comes with floor to ceiling windows that look out towards the Capitol.
↑ Glover Archbold Park is literally in the backyard of this four bedroom home turned apartment building. The $1346/month will get the renter a 750 square feet one bedroom apartment with a den, kitchen and a closed back porch. The caveats: no pets, twelve month minimum lease and a move-in fee of $100 (in addition to the application fee and security deposit).
↑ At 961 square feet, this English basement on the corner of the busy Florida & North Capitol intersection is the largest option available in this price range and it doesn't have a pet restriction. The flooring alternates between carpet and hardwood and it's got a private entrance, in-unit laundry and a walk-in closet. Rent is an even $1400/month, but any smokers should look elsewhere. This lease also has a one year minimum.