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8 D.C. Apartments That Are Cheaper Than You Would Expect

Out of every Metropolitan city in the U.S., Washington, D.C. has the fifth highest rents, but that doesn't mean that you can't find a good deal in the nation's capital. Real estate blog Zumper recently released the "Zumper National Rent Report," ranking U.S. cities by their rent prices, tracking any changes quarter-by-quarter and year-by-year. Unsurprisingly, San Francisco topped the list with a median monthly rent of $3,500 for a one-bedroom apartment and $4,750 for a two-bedroom apartment. Washington, D.C. followed not too far behind with a median monthly rent of $2,150 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,990 for a two-bedroom apartment. Every week, Curbed DC helps residents find their next rental unit by comparing what options are available for a set price, whether that's $2,000/month or even $9,750/month. This week, rather than stick too strictly to one price point, Curbed DC will instead focus on finding the best one- and two-bedroom apartments on the market that are under the city's median price points. Below, you'll find a range of choices on the market with a $1,550/month one-bedroom unit in Chevy Chase to a $2,144/month two-bedroom unit in Fort Totten. If interested in taking a closer look at how Washington, D.C.'s rents compare to other Metropolitan cities in the nation, you can check out Zumper's rent report here.

One-Bedroom Apartments Under $2,150/Month:


↑ In Fort Totten, you can find this one-bedroom apartment for $1,600/month. It totals 720-square-feet and overlooks the development's private inner courtyard. According to the listing, the bathroom and kitchen were renovated in 2011. The unit doesn't come with a washer or dryer, but there is a laundry facility in the basement of the building.


↑ Grab this one-bedroom Chevy Chase apartment while you can for $1,550/month. The listing is approximately a 10 or 15 minute walk away from the Friendship Heights Metro. It's also within walking distance to a Safeway, CVS, and movie theater, according to the listing.


↑ This pet-friendly Columbia Heights apartment offers amenities like a bike storage room, fitness center, and a laundry facility inside the building. This one-bedroom unit is only minutes from Rock Creek Park and half a mile from the nearest Metro station. The asking price is $2,100/month.


↑ For those interested in bringing their pooch or cat along with them to their next home, this one-bedroom apartment on Rhode Island Avenue NE is asking $1,700/month. The unit comes with a washer and dryer, off-street parking, fully renovated bathrooms, and re-finished hardwood flooring throughout. Two-Bedroom Apartments Under $2,990/Month:


↑ This pet-friendly Fort Totten apartment is on the market for $2,144/month. It offers a washer and dryer, off-street parking, and stainless steel appliances. The development also features amenities like an outdoor pool and fitness center. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this unit totals 1,008-square-feet.


↑ For $2,595/month, you can rent this Cathedral Heights two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. The unit is pet-friendly and comes with a a balcony, washer and dryer, and stainless steel appliances.


↑ This recently renovated Columbia Heights apartment just landed on the market for $2,700/month. It comes with two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, and a washer and dryer. Garage parking is available, according to the listing.


↑ In Glover Park, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is on the market for $2,292/month. There's no washer or dryer in the unit, but the building offers a laundry facility.
· Curbed Comparisons archive [Curbed DC]
· Zumper National Rent Report: August 2015 [Zumper]