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D.C. rent comparison: What $1,000/month rents you

See your options in neighborhoods like Friendship Heights and 16th Street Heights

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Washington, D.C. neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,000/month. With such a low price, be sure stay skeptical and smart; always tour the home first before making any decisions, and never do wire funds. For more tips on how to catch red flags for scams, head to this Zillow article.

↑ When it comes to this list, don’t expect any beauties. Judging on listing photos alone, this one is the best looking, located in Friendship Heights. It offers one bedroom and one bathroom in a semi-detached townhome with 1,152 square feet of space, making this by far the biggest unit on the list. According to the listing, the property offers new carpeting, freshly painted walls, all new appliances, and a washer and dryer. No pets are allowed. The price is $1,095 per month.

↑ For $1,053 per month, this Kingman Park one-bedroom is up for grabs. The listing doesn’t offer too many details on what to expect, except that there is no washer or dryer, but there is shared laundry. Reviews on the development, known as Pentacle Apartments, tend to be pretty low. According to one anonymous resident in June 2017, “The property management could do so much better.”

↑ Time for a studio. Located in 16th Street Heights, this 570-square-foot unit allows for cats and small dogs. The price totals $1,075 per month.

↑ Next up, in Washington Highlands, this 500-square-foot one-bedroom is available for $1,021 per month. The listing reports that the unit comes with a washer and dryer, fresh coats of paint, and a small balcony.

↑ Last on the list is this $1,000 per month one-bedroom in Greenway. No pets are allowed, but the highlights of this rental include that it has central air conditioning, stainless steel appliances, and a washer and dryer. It also includes a private entrance. Gas and water are included in the rent.


Which listing would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Friendship Heights one-bedroom
    (77 votes)
  • 1%
    Kingman Park one-bedroom
    (4 votes)
  • 29%
    16th Street Heights studio
    (61 votes)
  • 24%
    Washington Highlands one-bedroom
    (52 votes)
  • 7%
    Greenway one-bedroom
    (15 votes)
209 votes total Vote Now