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The best D.C. area neighborhoods for renting in 2017

From the cheapest neighborhoods to the neighborhoods with the fastest declining rents, see where you should keep your renter eyes on

If you’re looking for affordable rents in the D.C. area, a region known for being one of the most expensive in the nation, you’ve come to the right place. Curbed DC reached out to Zillow to learn about which areas are a renter’s paradise in terms of prices.

First, Zillow compiled a list of neighborhoods that are declining the most on an annual basis, which might make them more affordable next year compared to this year.

Fastest declining year-over-year rents in the D.C. area

Neighborhood Median Rent (11/2016) YoY Change
Neighborhood Median Rent (11/2016) YoY Change
Potomac Yard-Potomac Greens $3,322 -5.50%
Wesley Heights $2,848 -5.40%
Olde Glebe $4,920 -4.40%
Spring Valley $6,308 -4.30%
Takoma $2,413 -4.20%
Information via Zillow

Next up, you’ll be able to find the least expensive median monthly rents in the D.C. area, compiled by Zillow.

Least expensive median monthly rents in the D.C. metro area

Neighborhood Median Rent (11/2016) YoY Change
Neighborhood Median Rent (11/2016) YoY Change
Fairfax Village $1,400 3.10%
Garfield Heights $1,458 -1.40%
Columbia Heights West $1,538 -4.00%
Bull Run $1,579 -0.60%
Sudley $1,702 2.20%
Information via Zillow

Have any personal recommendations for neighborhoods that are worth renting? Let Curbed readers know by leaving a comment below.