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Washington, D.C.'s best neighborhoods for renting

From Capitol Hill to H Street

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Washington, D.C. is a big and beautiful city that spans four quadrants with over 100 distinctive and unique neighborhoods. If you're interested in moving to the District or moving from one area to another, here is your guide to where the most livable and most rentable areas are.

To make this list, Curbed took a look at the median rents in each area, the Walk Scores, and the communities that inhabit them. In only a few words, Curbed summarizes what you should expect to find in each neighborhood, whether that's an active nightlife or swanky designer stores.

Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments on any neighborhoods we left out, but shouldn't have.

Navy Yard

Median Rent: $1,990

Walk Score: 85

What to expect: Renovated old factories, new residential and office buildings, waterfront views.

Shaw

Median Rent: $2,500

Walk Score: 95

What to expect: Strong community feel, local businesses, lots of row houses, cool retail and restaurants.

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Friendship Heights

Median Rent: $1,900

Walk Score: 82

What to expect: Swanky designer stores, suburban feel.

Photo via Ted Eytan

Adams Morgan

Median Rent: $2,260

Walk Score: 95

What to expect: Active nightlife, cultural diversity, lots of retail and restaurant options.

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U Street Corridor

Median Rent: $2,260

Walk Score: 97

What to expect: Active nightlife, great transit, lots of retail and restaurant options.

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H Street

Median Rent: $2,000

Walk Score: 93

What to expect: Artsy, commercial-focused, hipsters.

Photo via Martha Heinemann Bixby

Columbia Heights

Median Rent: $2,100

Walk Score: 93

What to expect: Rapidly developing retail and commercial center, active nightlife, yuppies.

Photo via Thomas Hawk

Capitol Hill

Median Rent: $1,990

Walk Score: 85

What to expect: Age diversity, historic row houses, commercial strips.

[UPDATE: This article was updated on April 21, 2017 with new Walk Scores and median rents.]