While Washington, D.C. having the sixth most expensive rents in the nation might not seem like something to be proud of, there is a silver lining; rents for one-bedroom units have dropped 3.2 percent overall in the past year, according to Zumper.
Not every D.C. neighborhood has dropped in prices. The fastest growing rents in the city were found in Kingman Park, who had a 13 percent year-over-year rise, Southwest Waterfront, who had a 10 percent year-over-year rise, and the U Street/Cardozo area, who had an eight percent year-over-year rise.
Neighborhoods that dropped in price this year included the Radnor/Fort Myer Heights area, who decreased by 13 percent from this time last year, Eckington, who dropped by 10 percent year-over-year, and the Brentwood/Langdon area, which is now down nine percent from last year.
Zumper also mapped each neighborhood (or very, very general area) by what kinds of rent jumps and downs were experienced this year. Check out the infographic below.
• D.C. Rent Prices Down 3.2% In 2016 [Zumper]